A Peak into the Research Process
The opportunity to provide knowledge to youth is a grand endeavor. In the past few months, we have been hard at work designing a version of StandOut for students, targeted to young adults from 13-18 years of age. Currently, we are collecting data using the assessment to be able to calibrate and create a unique scoring algorithm, and we are excited by the progress we have made so far.
Similar to the research that we did to create the StandOut Assessment for working adults, this process is complex and completed in several phases. We are currently in the first phase and are gathering volunteers to participate. It is a little messy and not a complete product, but as we gather more and more data, our psychometricians can analyze and investigate meaningful patterns to develop and calibrate the assessment. Research behind an assessment like this one is crucial to make sure it is working properly for the given population.
We anticipate a finished product in 2020 – and the great news is that it will be free to the world. So to all of you in our strengths community, your involvement is an integral and valuable part of this research, and we are deeply grateful for your energy and passion. Thank you for sharing this assessment with the world so that all students will be able to learn more about themselves to leverage their strengths in school and in the future.