Schools, study abroad programs, and other youth organizations seek to enhance adolescent’s intercultural capabilities so that they are better prepared to function effectively in today’s highly diverse world. You can assess youth’s intercultural capabilities using the CQ Youth Assessment, an assessment specifically designed for adolescents (i.e. 13-18 year olds).
The cultural intelligence programme in Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) is an integral part of our student leadership development. This leadership competency is important to empower our students to have the capability to function effectively in cross-cultural situations, in both international and local contexts.
Dr. Hon Chiew Weng, Principal, Hwa Chong Institution
CQ Youth Assessment
The CQ Youth Assessment is a self-inventory of the four CQ capabilities using questions specifically designed for adolescents (i.e. ages 13-18). Students complete online surveys and receive a personalized feedback report. Reports include scores for the four CQ capabilities, comparisons with the CQ worldwide norms, and a personalized development plan to guide interpretation of the feedback. (Note: Cultural Values are not currently included in the youth assessment).
Pre and Post Assessments
Youth programs can be set up for a one-time stand-alone assessment or can include multiple assessments – such as before and after specific instructional modules or courses. Schools can use the assessments at multiple times across a student’s development (i.e. Grade 9 and again in Grade 11) or before and after a cultural immersion experience (i.e. study abroad program).
Facilitators can request CQ Group Reports with aggregated results for a group of youth. Group reports include demographic characteristics of participants, comparison of participant scores with the CQ worldwide norms, distribution of participant scores (low-moderate-high), and interpretative observations and implications. CQ Group Reports can be particularly useful as a way to assess the strengths and weaknesses of existing curriculum.