A New Guide to Help You Interpret Character Skills Snapshot Results

January 17, 2020 Meghan Brenneman, Ed.D.

As application deadlines are looming, I’m thrilled to share a new training tool, The Interpretive Guide for The Character Skills Snapshot that has been created after speaking with many school leaders, enrollment professionals, and teachers.

This guide was designed to assist schools with understanding and interpreting the results for The Character Skills Snapshot

The guide not only answers common questions enrollment managers had about the Snapshot and its validity but also assist admission teams with the knowledge to better respond to parent questions.

What’s covered in the Guide?

  • An Overview of Character Assessments 
  • Our Guiding Conceptual Framework 
  • The Purpose of The Character Skills Snapshot 
  • The Assessment Development Process 
  • The Administration of The Character Skills Snapshot 
  • Students that Require Special Accommodations 
  • Assessment Security 
  • Receiving and Reporting Snapshot Results 
  • Interpreting Snapshot Results 
  • Snapshot Reliability and Validity 

Interested in a closer deep-dive of the Guide? 

Join me for a live webinar on Wednesday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m. ET for an in-depth look at interpreting your Character Skills Snapshot Results.

What is The Character Skills Snapshot?

The newest tool in our Member Toolkit, The Character Skills Snapshot, allows schools to measure seven-character skills deemed important in an admissions process by admissions directors, faculty, practitioners, and researchers. 

The skills assessed are initiative, intellectual engagement, open-mindedness, resilience, self-control, social awareness, and teamwork.

The Snapshot was designed for students in Grades 5 to 11 who are seeking entrance to private and independent schools for Grades 6 to 12. 

It is intended to complement the traditional elements of an application, and it should not be used independent of those elements to make admission decisions.

About the Author

Meghan Brenneman, Ed.D.

Director of Character Assessment Programs As director of character assessment programs, Meghan uses her background in research, K—12 education, and project management to lead our character assessment programs. She develops items, designs research studies, interacts with schools, and works with thought leaders in the field to create robust opportunities for enhanced character skills measurement.

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