Indigo Assessment Validity, Reliability, and Research

The Indigo Assessment is scientifically validated with decades of research behind it at Target Training International. The following articles discuss the concepts and peer reviewed research on the science behind our Indigo Assessment.


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Entrepreneurship Algorithm Study

Target Training International's (TTI) researcher, Dr. Eric Gehrig, statistically validated Indigo's entrepreneurship algorithm for identifying students who are high potential entrepreneurs.  This paper opens up opportunities for larger government funded research through organizations like the NSF.  


"What Can DISC and Motivation Profiles Disclose About Student Retention in Engineering?"

Indigo Project teamed up with the engineering departments of University of Denver to observe patterns in the DISC and Motivator traits of students through three years in the engineering program.

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"Ending the Average in Education"

By Indigo's CEO Sheri A. Smith, M.A. This study describes the importance of student individuality and explores the idea of average outlined in Todd Rose's The End of Average. 

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Why We’re Different

Assessment validity, reliability, measurement variables, competitor landscape, customers and partners.

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TTI Technical Report

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Our technology partner, Target Training International, created this technical report describing in depth the science behind the Indigo Assessment.


Peer Reviewed Research based on TTI's Technology behind the Indigo Assessment

Response Process Validation Protocol Using Neurophenomenological Gamma Asymmetry (2018)

TTI SI Style Insights® v Big 5 Personality Inventory: University Students Validation Study (2018)

TTI SI Style Insights® v Big 5 Personality Inventory: A Validation Comparison Study (2017)

TTI Success Insights® 2017 Reliability Study: Style and Motivation Insights (2017)

How Do Online Course Features Influence Student Performance (2016)

Predicting Academic Performance in Surgical Training (2015)

Lowering the Walls and Crossing Boundaries: Applications of Experiential Learning to Teaching Collaboration (2015)

Application of Business-Oriented Assessments to Improve Coach and Player Interactions: A Case Study (2014)

A Leadership Profile of Entrepreneurs Across the Generations: An Exploratory Study (2013)

Mapping the Behaviors, Motives, and Professional Competencies of Entrepreneurially Minded Engineers in Theory and Practice: An Investigation (2013)

Determining Personal Talents and Behavioral Styles of Applicants to Surgical Training: A New Outlook at an Old Problem, Part I (2012)

Determining Personal Talents and Behavioral Styles of Applicants to Surgical Training: A New Outlook at an Old Problem, Part II (2012)

Creating, Educating and Assessing a New Class of Entrepreneurial Minded Engineers (2011)

Freshmen Engineering Student Personal Attribute Workshop Findings: A Retention Issue (2008)

A Triad of Disposition Instruments Used in Secondary Science Education to Help Teachers Better Understand Self and Others (2008)

Exploring Non-Cognitive Reasons Behind Success After Failure