Understanding Assessments in Cialfo

Cialfo Assessments provide the resources for you to learn more about your student and create strategies for their success. Powered by Human eSources (also known as Keys to Succeed and AchieveWORKS), all assessments come with an actionable, relevant report.

Why use assessments?

Assessments are a powerful way to introduce career and college planning early on. Counselors with large case loads appreciate assessments because they empower the students to do their own research outside of classroom or meeting time, and provide fuel for 1-on-1 discussions.

Cialfo counselors typically assign assessments in grade 9-11. Sometimes, they assign one in grade 9 and another in grade 11 to see if student interests and profiles have stayed the same.

What assessments are available on Cialfo?

Lots! Cialfo’s Assessments are powered by Human eSources (also known as Keys to Succeed and AchieveWORKS).

Many free assessments are available online and for free, but the benefit of our assessments package is it’s holistic: we offer 3 different tests (Personality, Learning Styles, Multiple Intelligences) and with robust career library attached.

Personality Types

Personality types are how people naturally see the world and make decisions. It’s a system for understanding human behaviour — how you work, and how others work.

Personality Type assessments use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). When a student completes this assessment, they’ll receive a report detailing their strengths and blindspots, college and career satisfiers, preferred learning styles, and potential careers and majors.

Holland Code Interest Inventory

Based on Dr. John Holland’s theory, the Holland Code Interest Inventory is an alternative to the MBTI. It includes six interest themes described by John Holland and the Strong Interest Inventory. These include the Realistic (R), Investigative (I), Artistic (A), Social (S), Enterprising (E), and Conventional (C) domains, or “RIASEC” for short.

When a student completes this assessment, they’ll discover their Holland Code and can use these to help discover careers.

Multiple Intelligences

Intelligence comes in many forms, and can always be further developed. This assessment is based on Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, differentiating human intelligence into modality instead of a single general ability.

The Multiple Intelligences assessment is designed for students from 8th to 12th grade. It looks at the following types of intelligence: emotional, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, naturalist, spatial and existential. The report also asks students to rate themselves on the traits of emotional intelligence (EI) and provides suggestions to further develop all intelligences.

Learning Styles

All students are created equally and differently. More than 40 years of research proves that students learn preferentially in different ways and with different senses — or, in other words: everyone’s different.

Based on the original paper and pencil assessment developed by Dunn, Dunn and Price, this assessment helps students understand their traditional sensory learning styles (visual, auditory, tactile, kinesthetic) and productivity preferences.


WeAdvance is an online curriculum focused on achieving postsecondary and career success. This program incorporates the assessments mentioned above — Personality Type, Learning Styles, and Multiple Intelligence — as well as life skills, career readiness, and Title IX courses.

See the complete list of chapter contents here.

How do I get assessments?

Assessments on Cialfo are available as an add-on. To purchase assessments, simply reach out to your account manager or send an email to hello@cialfo.co.


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