Capabilities Preferences (Open Beta) - Edit Rating Scale

This functionality is available in Stage and Pilot portals with the October '20 Release. It is not available in Production portals.

The default rating scale for capabilities is used across the portal. All ratings are normalized into a percentage score for easy reporting and conversion. When creating a capability assessment, you may specify a different rating scale from the default.

Important: The Capabilities and Skills Profile functionality is currently in an Open Beta status. As a result, the functionality is evolving weekly, and this documentation may become out of date or incomplete. The next scheduled update of this documentation is scheduled for the February 2021 release. For feature updates and the most up-to-date documentation, please visit the Capabilities Beta community in the Cornerstone Success Center.

To edit the Capability Rating Scale in Capabilities Preferences, go to Admin > Tools > Core Functions > Capabilities > Preferences. Select the Rating Scale tab.

By default, the default rating scale contains six rating scores (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) and one not-applicable (NA) rating, but these can be modified. To configure and customize the default rating scale for capabilities, select the Edit Rating Scale button.

Set Minimum and Maximum Values

The Minimum and Maximum values for the rating scale define the lowest rating value and the highest rating value. The rating scale is divided into even segments based on the minimum and maximum values.

  • Minimum - This represents 0% capability level. By default, this value is set to zero.
  • Maximum - This represents 100% capability level. By default, this value is set to five.

After updating the Minimum and Maximum values, select the Update button to refresh the rating scale with the new range values. Note: Selecting Update does not save your changes to the rating scale. To save your changes, you must select the Save button.

Include NA Value in Rating Scale

The Not Applicable (N/A) value may be included in the rating scale to allow assessors to indicate that the capability does not apply to the assessee. When this rating is selected, a N/A rating is available at the top of the rating scale.

After selecting or deselecting the Include NA setting, select the Update button to refresh the rating scale with the new setting. Note: Selecting Update does not save your changes to the rating scale. To save your changes, you must select the Save button.

Edit Score Display and Description

Based on the rating scale configuration, the capability assessment scores are listed in the Score (%) column. The score value and the corresponding score percentage is displayed.

The following text fields are available for each rating scale score:

  • Score Display - Enter the text that will display for the rating scale score. This may be a numeric value or a text value. By default, this field is set to the numeric score. This field is required. The character limit for this field is 25.
  • Description - Enter a detailed description for the rating scale score. This should provide additional information about the score so that all users and administrators understand the how to utilize the score. This field is optional. The character limit for this field is 100.

Save/Cancel

All changes on this page are not saved until the page is saved. This includes changes to minimum and maximum values, the Include NA setting, and score display and description values.

To save your changes to the default rating scale, select the Save button.

To exit the Edit Rating Scale page without saving your changes, select the Cancel button.