ACCORD MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, INC.

CUSTOM ASSESSMENT VALIDITY

CUSTOM ASSESSMENT VALIDITY AND PRIVACY STATEMENTS

SCIENCE AND VALIDITY

Our additional surveys are developed by a team of experienced developers who continuously conduct experiments and simulations to improve the systems that handle complicated scoring algorithms. All of the professional assessments offered are rigorously developed and based on a thorough statistical analysis. Each survey is well researched and designed according to the APA (American Psychological Association) standards for educational and psychological testing. Our technical manual is available upon request.

MAJOR APPLICATIONS

  • Selection
  • Succession Planning
  • Managing & Coaching
  • Personal & Team Development
  • Organizational Dnvelopment
  • Intervention
  • Bench strength analysis

DEVELOPMENTAL HIGHLIGHTS


Extensive statistical analyses is an essential element of the scientific validation process. We gather data from tens of thousands of survey participants and investigate the predictive validity of our personality and career aptitude assessments. Based on our findings, we continue to update the assessments to provide the most accurate results possible.

Working with individual clients, we are also able to establish benchmarks for specific positions within their organization. These studies help us to develop reference data (norms) with respect to the target scores desired in job candidates.

PRIVACY INFORMATION

All of the information pertaining to clients that is gathered is secure and protected using widely accepted industry standards.

Your personal information is carefully guarded and will not be sold, rented or otherwise transferred to any third party.  Information that is relevant to clients, such as survey results and other data are accessible only with a password and log in name.

Users should keep passwords confidential as they would any other personal information.

STATISTICAL ANAYLSES OVERVIEW

In our validation studies, we run a number of statistical analyses that help us determine the reliability and validity of the assessments. Typically, we analyze the distributions of scores, the internal consistency of the scales (Cronbach's alphas), correlations between scales, and the performance of individual items. We also conduct factor analysis (both exploratory and confirmatory) to evaluate the structure of the assessment, and compare groups of subjects on a number of variables (performance ratings, educational level, position within organization etc.) using t-tests and ANOVAs. In addition, our intelligence tests are subjected to Rasch analysis. Results of these analyses are reported in statistical reports available to our clients.