SAP

SAP (SECURITY ASSESSMENT PROFILE)

 

I      GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

The SAP is a competency test that consists of 100 test-items and specialising in serving the security industry per sé. It consists of four main Parts and five Substructures as well as an Integrated Rating that provides the single best representative ‘score’ of the above measuring areas and an Adapted Rating which is an adaptation of the latter score according to the degree the testee tried to manipulate the outcome of this test.

 

Each one of the substructures consists of competencies, skills, abilities and attributes that provided the users of this instrument with 35 scales to base their interpretation, diagnoses and decisions relative to the testee on. The SAP takes approximately an hour to complete.

 

The SAP is available in two formats – the Standard SAP (for the ‘higher-level’ candidate) and the SAP-Version II (for the ‘lower-level’ candidate – where no or limited pre-screening was done).

The structure number of scales and time to complete the text, remains the same for both versions of the test.

Measuring Areas-Scales

     Five Main Structures:

                                                                    

  1. Cognitive
  2. Integrity 
  3. Work Ethic
  4. Competency
  5. Monitor

As well as 27 supportive measuring areas

 

Plus   Two Integrated Scales, i.e.,

1. Integrated Security Rating

2. Adapted Security Rating

 

Purpose

Comprehensive measure of Security

- Selection

- Promotion

- Training

-  Project Management & Control

-  Organisation Development

-  Career Planning & Development

 

 

II    PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES

 

Reliability : Ranging from 0.88 to 0.91 (Significant)

Validity :       Ranging from 0.37 to 0.61 (Significant)

 

Fairness : No significant differences found by using the ‘Norming Process’ relative to four critical factors that are ‘known’ to be sensitive regarding fairness in the workplace, i.e., age, gender, ethnicity and language, and relating it to an external multiple criterion of success.   (N=3.915 & Significance on 0.001 level).

 

Readability & Ease of Comprehension : “A maximum of sixth grade on the Fry Readability Graphs was adhered to”. There is no time-restriction applicable to the completion of the SAP and a trained administrator is always available to answer questions of the testee regarding the meaning of words and sentences.

 

The seven Readability actions were/are applied to the SAP.

 

III        GENERAL USE AND DECISI ON-MAKING RULES

 

  • The SAP can be used at a grade 6 schooling level.
  • A ‘5’-sten (and below) score on the Lie-Detector scale should be considered to represent a knock-out score.
  • Special emphasis should be placed on the instruction regarding the supplying of ‘correct’ information during the completion of the test.
  • A ‘4’-sten (and below) on the Adjusted Security Rating scale, is considered a ‘screening-out’ score.

It is important to remember that ‘Suspiciousness and Non Testing’ is considered a positive attribute in scoring and interpreting the SAP.

 

 

IV        EXAMPLE OF THE SAP SUMMARIZED REPORTS

SAP Report 

 

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