You have a great website. You have some pretty awesome clients. Now, you’re ready to take the next step and utilize assessments to engage those clients – and maybe even bring in some new ones! See how to choose the best assessment format for you.
So… where do you begin?
Two Ways to Score Your Assessment
Assessment Generator offers two different ways to score your an assessment: Simple and Type-Based. Below, we’ll go into more detail about each one to help you make the most informed choice as to which type of assessment will work best for you!
When you need to generate one single, overall score for your assessment, you’ll want to choose a simple assessment.
Don’t be fooled by the name, though – simple assessments have a very straightforward scoring process, but their results still pack a real punch! A simple assessment assigns a score value to each question that you ask. At the end of the assessment, those scores add up to one final, overall score for the assessment.
When displaying your respondents’ assessment results, you can show scores as point values, or as a percentage of the total possible score.
Simple assessments are a great way to provide automatic feedback based on scores. Depending on a respondent’s score, you can tailor your messaging and products to where they’re at now. Do you want to recommend certain products or services based on their score? Share some content that would resonate with them? You now have some solid data – that they provided! – to back that up.
You can also set up as many different score bands as you’d like! For example, there could be “high”, “medium”, and “low” result bands, allowing you to provide different score interpretations for those whose scores fall into the range of each band.
There is also the opportunity to display results in a gauge chart, like the one below:
Simple assessments are a great tool for managing various numerical scores – and what those scores mean for you and your respondents. Not so simple after all!
A type-based assessment allows you to give your respondents multiple scores for a single assessment. This allows you to ask questions and gather information across various categories.
So, how does it work?
First, you create different categories in your assessment, and the score for each question is assigned to one of those categories. After answering all of the assessment questions, respondents will receive a separate score for each category. You can also decide to share an overall score for the assessment.
There are two ways to score your type-based assessment:
1. Identify the highest (or lowest) scoring category, and present content for that category. This helps to illustrate an area where the respondent may need help… and how you can help them!
2. Show interpretation of the respondent’s score in every category. With this approach, you can define scoring bands within each category. This allows you to tell your respondent that they scored high in category A, low in category B, etc. You can provide different feedback and offerings for different bands or categories.
When displaying results, these assessments give you more visually compelling options to show scores, like point values or percentages. With a type-based assessment, you can opt to use one of these chart styles:
Taking the Next Steps
Once you provide your respondents with their score and interpretation, it’s a great idea to show them how they can take their next steps with you! You’ve read some tips throughout on how to do that, but truly we want you to feel comfortable with customizing your assessment so it can best fit you – and your customers’ – needs.
You can learn more about Assessment Generator’s unique chart options here.
If you’ve already created an assessment and realize you want to change it to either type-based or simple, we can do that for you. Contact us and we’ll get it sorted out!
Take the first step today by signing up for a free Assessment Generator account:
Jen loves helping people find assessment solutions to meet their needs. As co-owner and CEO of Assessment Generator, she brings her engineering management background to simplify creating online assessments with detailed feedback, advanced reporting, and branded, downloadable PDFs.