The Clifton Strengths School uses the Clifton StrengthsFinder and the Clifton Youth StrengthsExplorer to assess themes of students and adults. They are used with permission of Gallup, which owns the instruments and all associated intellectual property.
The Clifton Youth StrengthsExplorer assesses 10 possible talent themes of students ages 10-14. It identifies each student’s three strongest emerging talents. It provides descriptive explanations of these three themes, strategies for capitalizing on each, and action items for adults to help students gain insight their greatest talents—natural patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior—and build on those tendencies for success.
The Clifton StrengthsExplorer has been taken by more than 25,000 students. It is an internet-based measure consisting of 76 paired comparison items that requires about 15 minutes to complete.
The Clifton Youth StrengthsExplorer measures talent in the following 10 emerging themes:
Achieving Youths especially talented in the Achieving theme like to accomplish things and have a great deal of energy.
Caring Youths especially talented in the Caring theme enjoy helping others.
Competing Youths especially talented in the Competing theme enjoy measuring their performance against that of others and have a great desire to win.
Confidence Youths especially talented in the Confidence theme believe in themselves and their ability to be successful in their endeavors.
Dependability Youths especially talented in the Dependability theme keep their promises and show a high level of responsibility.
Discoverer Youths especially talented in the Discoverer theme tend to be very curious and like to ask “Why?” and “How?”
Future Thinker Youths especially talented in the Future Thinker theme tend to think about what’s possible beyond the present time, even beyond their lifetime.
Organizer Youths especially talented in the Organizer theme are good at scheduling, planning, and organizing.
Presence Youths especially talented in the Presence theme like to tell stories and be at the center of attention.
Relating Youths especially talented in the Relating theme are good at establishing meaningful friendships and maintaining them.
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