Baffled by your Predictive Index Test score results?
In this article, we will shed light on the test result of the two common Predictive Index Tests: the Predictive Index Cognitive Assessment and the Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment.
What Is The PI Cognitive Assessment?
The Predictive Index (PI) Cognitive Assessment is a 12-minute timed cognitive test that is made up of 50 questions, which are comprised of three categories: abstract reasoning, verbal and numeric. It is a measure of general cognitive ability, or the capacity to learn quickly and assimilate new information.
According to research, general cognitive ability is a reliable predictor of how an individual will perform in a workplace setting. Thus, many organizations use this Predictive Index Test when making hiring and promotion decisions.
Understanding PI Cognitive Assessment Test Scores
The PI Cognitive Assessment scaled score, is calculated according to the number of correct answer responses of the test-taker. The scaled score is the only PI Cognitive Assessment score intended to be used by employers when making employee talent-related decisions.
What is the Average PI Cognitive Assessment Raw Test Score?
A raw score is the number of correct answers you got on your test. The average raw score in this Predictive Index Test ranges from 17-23. However, you can pretty safely say that the population’s average raw score is 20 right answers.
What is the Norm Group?
When making hiring decisions, most employers use scoring tables of certain norm groups that relate to the job position they are hiring for.
A norm group (or a quartile group) is a sample of pre-tested candidates who share a specific characteristic and whose scores were aggregated to develop a benchmark. When an employer seeks to hire a candidate for a new job position, the test administrator provides them with this benchmark so they can establish a cutoff score for their recruitment process.
What is a Scale Score?
The PI Cognitive Assessment score is a scaled score that is calculated based on the number of questions you answer correctly on the test. There are no penalties for incorrect answers. In short, the more questions you answered correctly, the higher your score.
The only score on this Cognitive Predictive Index Test report that is meant to be used in relation to talent decision making is the scaled score, which is found at the top of the score report. The scale is 100-450 and the average score is 250, which is equivalent to a raw score of approximately 20/50. Every score falls into a percentile which demonstrates how your score compares to the scores of other test-takers in terms of percentages.
What are the PI Cognitive Assessment Cutoff Scores?
A cutoff score, or target score, is influenced by the employer’s decision, the profile of the job, and the recommendations of the assessment company (in this case Predictive Index). In essence, each employer determines its own cutoff PI Cognitive Assessment score.
What Is The PI Behavioral Assessment?
The PI Behavioral Assessment is a free-choice, untimed, stimulus-response tool that is designed to measure the motivating drives of individuals. It measures four central personality traits: Dominance, Extraversion, Patience, and Formality.
The PI Behavioral Assessment Reference Profile
After you complete this Behavioral Predictive Index Test you will receive a Reference Profile—a snapshot overview of the way you think and the way you are likely to work.
The Predictive Index Test science team identified 17 “Reference Profile” after analyzing millions of Behavioral Assessments. These Reference Profiles provided groupings of attributes of individuals who have similar drives.
The Reference Profiles
- Analyzer – Analyzers tend to demand a lot of details and will collect all relevant facts before forming a decision.
- Controller – Controllers are fast-paced and self-disciplined. They are always pushing themselves to get things done correctly.
- Venturer – Venturers are always pushing past and exploring boundaries. They look for ways to drive the business forward.
- Specialists – Specialists are introspective, err on the side of caution, and are very loyal to authority.
- Strategist – The strategist looks at the big picture, they look towards the future and think about how decisions can benefit the whole business.
- Altruist – Altruists are accurate, supportive, humble, and helpful workplace colleagues.
- Captain – These individuals have a strong will and very independent and open to any change.
- Collaborator – Characterized as generally empathetic, cooperative, and patient.
- Maverick – These individuals tend to adopt leadership positions, they are visionaries and have high aspirations.
- Promoter – Promoters are extraverted and charismatic, they are popular and widely liked.
- Persuader – Persauders don’t easily take no for an answer. They are well-spoken and likable. They know how to motivate others.
- Adapter – Adapters can take on different types of roles, they are typical generalists.
- Craftsman – These individuals listen more than they talk, and are reliable workers.
- Guardian – Guardians tend to bring precision and structure to their place of work.
- Operator – They are informal, relaxed, and reliable individuals. They tend to be patient and cooperative.
- Individualist – Individualists are strong-minded and tackle challenges with confidence. They are analytical and persistent.
- Scholar – Scholars are knowledgeable yet reserved individuals.
In this article, we have seen how the most important score of the PI Cognitive Assessment is the scaled score, which is based on the number of questions the test-taker answered correctly. We have also noted, that after you complete the PI Behavior Assessment you will receive a Reference Profile—an overview of the way you work and think.