The Indigo Assessment

Indigo Assessment Components and How They Work Together

The Most Accurate Human Survey on the Market

About the assessment

The Indigo Assessment is a science-based, multi-dimensional, comprehensive tool to help students and educators gain insights through self-awareness of their behaviors, motivators and career readiness skills, and social emotional perceptions. 

We’ve partnered with TTI, a global, award winning assessment company to ensure the highest validity, reliability and quality possible in the industry. Indigo offers three versions of the assessment starting at a 5th grade reading level and is taken by both educators and students for a shared experience and common language.

The Indigo Assessment measures behaviors according to the DISC system, a tool that divides behavior into four basic styles: Dominance, Influencing, Steadiness and Compliance. DISC scores indicate natural responses to everyday circumstances.

The Indigo Assessment measures 6 Motivators as described in the work of Spranger and Allport in their study of human value, motivation and drive. Motivators describe why people do things: the internal desires that drive behaviors.

Through use of a Likert-Scale questionnaire, the Indigo Assessment measures 23 non-academic competencies relevant to workplace success. This list includes key personal and inter-personal skills. The top 5 skills point toward areas of talent that may or may not already be known.

Using the Nobel-Prize nominated Hartman Value Profile, Indigo is able to provide a window into how each student perceives their external and internal worlds. Most high schools use this survey as a Tier 1 MTSS Universal Basic Screener as it identifies students who would not typically be noticed for needing extra social emotional support. In higher education the SEL component provides critical data for advisors to better meet the needs of each student and contribute to retention factors.

The multi-dimensional data generated by our assessment allows you to better understand your students. Sherlock provides this information at the touch of a button.  Indigo’s Sherlock Dashboard is education’s first AI enabled Social Emotional Learning platform based on self-awareness, which enables students to plan their path to college, careers and a fulfilling future. Educators use Indigo’s Sherlock Dashboard for the following:

  • Best fit post secondary and career options including over 300 CTE pathways. 
  • Communication tips
  • Time wasters and study tips
  • Ideal work environment
  • Strengths and value to a team
  • and more – over 16 pages of personalized information to each student or educator!

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IndigoInsights assessment overview

Behaviors

The IndigoInsights Assessment measures behaviors according to the DISC system, a tool that divides behavior into four basic styles: Dominance, Influencing, Steadiness and Compliance. DISC scores indicate natural responses to everyday circumstances.

Motivators

The IndigoInsights Assessment measures 6 Motivators as described in the work of Spranger and Allport in their study of human value, motivation and drive. Motivators describe why people do things: the internal desires that drive behaviors.

skills

Through use of a Likert-Scale questionnaire, the IndigoInsights Assessment measures 23 non-academic competencies relevant to workplace success. This list includes key personal and inter-personal skills. The top 5 skills point toward areas of talent that may or may not already be known.

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Indigo's Roots: Bill and Ron Bonnstetter

Why the science of self is so important

Indigo Board Member, Dr. Ron Bonnstetter discusses why the science of self is so important based on his 50 years in higher education.

Reliability

Dr. Ron Bonnstetter discusses how Indigo’s assessment goes beyond typical psychometric measures and is validated by brain wave activity.

Validated by brainwave activity

The founder of Target Training International Bill J. Bonnstetter and his brother Ron discuss why the science behind indigo is so reliable and accurate.

Indigo is dedicated to the memory of the late Bill J. Bonnstetter, Founder and Chairman of Target Training International . His belief in our vision has made it possible to bring world-class assessments to education. Bill’s brother, Dr. Ron Bonnstetter is a founding board member and brings his 50 years of experience in higher education and neuroscience to continual improvement of our work. Dr. Ron’s research can be explored here

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