Evaluation and benchmarking of assessment

Organisations can elect to have AND evaluate and benchmark their assessment and provide them with feedback.

An evaluation involves an AND Relationship Manager evaluating and benchmarking the answers and supporting information provided by their member organisations, and providing assessment, advice and comment based on their expert knowledge.

The Relationship Manager will adjust - where applicable - your previously self-assessed score to provide you with an independently reviewed score and report. A second AND employee will also check the evaluation to ensure consistency and accuracy.

There are two options when participating in an independently assessed Evaluation and Benchmark report:

  1. Full Evaluation and Benchmark report: Mandatory for first-time participants (optional for previous Index participants). The full report provides your organisation with detailed analysis of the assessment and comprehensive recommendations to support you in your access and inclusion journey. In addition, you will be provided with detailed benchmark information on your organisation’s performance relative to other Index participants for this year of the evaluation (2017/ 2018). A recommended consultancy debrief post-release of the report is included with this option.
  2. Evaluation and Benchmark report – Executive summary: This report will provide your organisation with an executive summary of your performance across your organisation and a set of key recommendations to support you in increasing your maturity level across the organisation. Furthermore, you will be provided with detailed benchmark information on your organisation’s performance relative to other Index participants for this year of the evaluation (2017/ 2018). A recommended consultancy debrief post-release of the report is included with this option.

Remember that this is not a test; if an organisation doesn’t score well in the Comprehensive Self-Assessment they should still submit it for evaluation. This process is designed to help organisations to identify the most important next steps. 

View the 2016 Benchmark Report