Here are Some FAQ About the SIGMA Police Testing:
Is the SIGMA the same test used for OPP in Ontario, or in Saskatchewan
Yes, the SIGMA is the same test no matter where you write it, or no matter at which stage in the process you write it. In some areas, the SIGMA is used as a screening test before the interviews, and in other areas, the SIGMA is used as a final selection tool after the interviews. But it is the same standardized test.
How is the Sigma scored?
According to the people who created the SIGMA (SSPO) test for Police Officers, your percentage score is calculated based on your completed questions. In addition, your normalized score is calculated to get a percentile. Once you have a percentile score, you are being compared to the test group of over 1400 individuals who took this test when it was being created originally. This gives the test statistical accuracy.
Should I guess my answers on the SIGMA?
In my opinion, given how the results are reported, I would advise to NOT guess unless you are pretty sure of your answer. You want to hit both accuracy and completion, knowing that very few who write the test can complete it in time.
How many questions do I need to get right to pass the SIGMA?
Cognitive Results clients report that they answered at least 64 out of 74 questions to receive a pass. Many, many clients have written the OPP SIGMA, as well as the Saskatchewan SIGMA. The practice teaching material on Cognitive Results SIGMA program is very accurate and has passed 100% of my clients completing the program to date.
Our clients have been 100% successful so far as long as they complete the program and ensure they follow all of the suggestions given regarding vocabulary and spelling.