Interpreting the Scores

Please note that prior to 24 October 2016 candidates completed the Flexibility and Control Scales.
After 24 October 2016, candidates completed the Planning Ability and Focus Assessments.

Candidates' results are given relative to 5,000 work-seekers who have been assessed by Harambee across South Africa.

These work-seekers are aged between 18 and 34, have a matric certificate or equivalent qualification and come from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Interpretation of graphs and scores 


The green highlighted section of the graph shows a candidate's performance on the numeracy, literacy, and concept formation assessments relative to 5,000 work-seekers across South Africa who have been assessed by Harambee. In the report above, the first graph shows the candidate's numeracy score. In this example, the numeracy score falls in the "middle third" which means they performed better than at least one-third of the 5,000 people included in the comparison group and received a mid-level numeracy score. The second graph shows the candidate's literacy score. This candidate's score falls in the "top third" which means they performed better than at least two-thirds of the candidates in the comparison group and earned a high-level literacy score. The third graph shows the candidate's concept formation score. The candidate scored in the "lower third" which means they performed at a lower level than at least two-thirds of the Harambee candidates in the comparison group. A low-level concept formation score suggests that the candidate demonstrates an ability to solve less complex problems. 



·        Please note that this is a confidential assessment report.

·        The information contained herein should only be disclosed on a ‘need to know basis’ with the prior understanding of the candidate.

·        Assessment results are not infallible and may not be entirely accurate.

·        The ultimate career management decision remains with the organisation and best practice indicates that decisions should depend on factors in addition to these assessment results.

·        As such, Harambee and it's research partners cannot accept responsibility for decisions made based on the information contained in this report and cannot be held liable for the consequences of those decisions.