While our evaluation process begins with the objective scoring based on responses to the Ethics Quotient (EQ), our review does not end there. We also request applicants submit documentation to allow us to subjectively evaluate certain aspects of their program. The type of information submitted provides us an understanding of the program beyond answers to the EQ. For example, the EQ asks questions about modalities of communications; the supporting documentation goes further and allows us to evaluate the quality of the communications.
EQ scores are adjusted based on documentation review and independent research. Each candidate then receives a final score that may be higher or lower than the initial “self-reported” score. Note that if we are unable to evaluate certain aspects of performance (i.e., requested documentation is not submitted), the resulting scores may be discounted.