Using OPC Assessment tools? We can develop bespoke norms for you!
What are norms?
Norms, or norm groups, are used to determine how well a candidate has performed on a test by comparing their performance with that of other candidates. When using norms, a norm table would be consulted to determine how well the candidate has performed. A norm table provides test scores and their corresponding percentiles and t-scores. Percentiles indicate how well (in terms of a percentage) a candidate has done compared to other candidates who previously sat the same test. T-scores indicate how far a candidate’s score is from the mean or average score.
What are bespoke norms?
Bespoke norms are norms that are developed for a particular group of individuals e.g. individuals applying for a specific job role at a particular organisation. This will allow the comparison of a candidate’s test score with a known group of similar individuals who previously sat the same test.
Benefits of bespoke norms
Many clients like to have their own bespoke norms as this means that they can compare future candidates with past candidates who were similar in some way e.g. applied for the same job role at their organisation. This is useful as it allows you to compare like for like, thus giving you a clearer idea of a candidate’s performance and suitability for the given job role. By using norms you are able to compare a candidate’s score with that of other candidates. However, if you use bespoke norms you are able to take this further and compare a candidate’s score with that of other candidates who are similar. This will give you a clearer idea of a candidate’s performance compared to others.
Free bespoke norms for existing OPC Assessment clients
Because we understand how valuable bespoke norms can be, we offer free bespoke norms to OPC Assessment clients with at least 100 candidates who have sat one of OPC Assessment’s online or paper based tests. This allows you to ensure that candidates are being assessed against a group of people that are known in a particular way (a known comparison group) and specific to your organisation. In return, we ask for permission to publish an anonymised version of the bespoke norms for other clients to use. Our clients have been really pleased with the bespoke norms we’ve provided for them in the past and we are always happy to update the norms for clients as and when more data becomes available.
Want to know more?
For more information on how we can create some free bespoke norms for your organisation, please contact us.