These reports empower you with the insights that help individuals understand their results that they receive in the profiles. The whole catalyst for the development of this tool was really to help people investigate DiSC style assignments that were a little confusing, a little vague or simply just to provide more information. The most frequent situation is when the dot is close to the center of the circle. This supplement can help you investigate why that happened.
The Everything DiSC Profile Supplement for Facilitator automatically accompanies the respective Everything DiSC Profile and therefore does not incur additional EPIC credits to generate. It provides the behind the EPIC screen look of how a participant’s profile results were determined and what other factors might influence their style. This is a one-page report that provides more detailed data about a respondent’s DiSC style assignment and dot placement, scores for eight DiSC scales and assessment items the respondent rated highly that aren’t typical for their style to help uncover the nuances of their style.
This post is a follow-up to our original announcement, on May 30, 2012, about Adaptive Testing.
Beginning July 21, 2012, Everything DiSC assessments will use Adaptive Testing (AT) and a new, more sophisticated scoring algorithm to give participants the most precise DiSC® style assignment possible.
AT is more aligned with contemporary psychological testing—it’s frequently used in aptitude tests, so you may be familiar with the AT assessment method. With AT, respondents are presented with questions and their responses determine the next questions they’re given.
How is the Everything DiSC® AT assessment better than the 79-item assessment?
In addition to thorough beta testing of the Everything DiSC® AT measurement, we hired two independent agencies to perform multiple rounds of analysis focused on construct validity. Two of the most well-respected academic assessments in the psychological community were used to establish construct validity of the Everything DiSC AT assessment: NEO PI-R™ and 16PF®. The agencies also compared the construct validity of the Everything DiSC AT assessment to the Everything DiSC 79-item assessment and the DiSC Classic 28-item assessment.
The foundation of the DiSC Model, as described by William Marston in his book, “The Emotions of Normal People,” was a circle as is represented in today’s Everything DiSC Profiles—the third generation DiSC Profile. The dot placement and shading in the circular model provides a clear visual of the continuous nature of DiSC in a more simple and intuitive manner that is incredibly straightforward and powerful.
What Is Changing?
Currently the Everything DiSC Profiles ask the participants to respond to 79 items on a 5-point likert scale determining how frequently each item or adjective describes them. That 79-item assessment will no longer be available after mid-July 2012 when Adaptive Testing (AT) will launch for any Everything DiSC assessment providing a new, more sophisticated scoring algorithm to give participants the most precise DiSC style assignment possible. Adaptive testing will maximize the precision of the style assignment, participant confidence and personalized feedback. Based on extensive validation research conducted by two independent agencies that specialize in psychometric testing, the AT measurement is 12% more accurate than the 79-item Everything DiSC profile and 32% more accurate than the DiSC Classic Profile.