Range of Responses in Your Protocol
You have completed [*stem count*] unfinished sentences. Each sentence completion is given a separate score, which corresponds to one of the twelve stages, by a certified STAGES Analyst. You will find a distribution of thirty-six scores across several of the twelve stages as indicated below under individual sentence scores.
Next, your responses undergo several statistical analyses: Among these, the simple and cumulative distributions are calculated as well as the total weighted score. The higher a response, the more weight it is given.
Finally, the STAGES Analyst allocates an overall developmental stage to you. The developmental stage is determined by a combination of quantitative and qualitative assessments. The rater assigns an overall, final stage score to you based on an assessment of your responses and the writing, grammar, patterns, and objects you have highlighted in your writing.