Get answers to questions about the BWVI assessment

What is the Biblical Worldview Indicator?

The BWVI is a 60-question assessment that helps you determine if your current Biblical worldview lines up with historically accepted interpretations of writings contained in the Bible. Upon completing the assessment you will have access to a custom report that will show you the degree to which your beliefs are currently aligned with historical interpretations of writings in the Bible.

Do I need an Activation Code to take the Assessment?

When you click on the TAKE ASSESSMENT button you will be prompted to enter an activation code. If you received this code with the book or materials you purchased for the course, please enter it. If you do not have an activation code, you will be prompted to select your course name from a menu of courses. Select the course for which you are enrolled and proceed with the registration. Please note: Do not begin the assessment unless you are officially registered for the course. If you do not see your course listed, talk to your instructor. You may also contact us directly at to request an activation code.

Is the assessment graded, and if so, what is a high or low score?

The assessment is NOT graded. There are no right or wrong answers. The report is not a measurement of your spirituality or behavior. Rather, it shows what you believe to be true, or not true, within six worldview categories or perspectives (Ontology, Cosmology, Eschatology, Axiology, Praxeology, Epistemology). For each category you will see one of three possible indicators:

  • Established: This indicates a higher degree of alignment between your worldview in this category and a historically accepted interpretation of Biblical truths.
  • Building: This indicates a medium degree of alignment.
  • Developing: This indicates a lower degree of alignment.
Remember, these indicators may change over time and can be influenced by additional study of the scriptures, conversations with friends, classmates, instructors, and further personal contemplation and reflection.

Can I take it more than once?

You can take the assessment up to four times, but there is a waiting period between assessments. You may want to ask your instructor or facilitator for their recommendations on when to take your assessments. Often instructors will want you to take your last assessment at the end of the course. Some instructors may not require you to take it more than once, but because your worldview is a work in progress, you may be curious about how your results change over the course of your course period.

Why does the assessment ask me for demographic information such as my age and educational background?

The authors have included six demographic questions at the end of the assessment. These questions are for research purposes only and will help the authors statistically evaluate trends and patterns of scores across these six demographic areas. Demographic information WILL NOT be shared with your instructor or facilitator. Thank you for your cooperation in responding to these questions. Here are the demographic questions you will be asked:

  • Gender
  • Age
  • Educational background
  • Current college grade/status (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior)
  • Ethnicity
  • Religious preference

Do I need to study for this assessment?

No, that’s not necessary. All of the questions focus on what you currently believe or think to be true.

How long does it take to complete the assessment?

That will depend on how long you spend with each question, but most people will need 10 to 20 minutes to consider and respond to the 60 multiple choice questions. Once your assessment is complete you will have access to your custom report highlighting your results, including several videos prepared by the authors of the BWVI to help you better understand the content of your report. You can spend as much time as you wish reviewing your custom report. This report will always be available to you when you login to the BWVI.

Is this a confidential assessment?

Your score for each assessment will be recorded and associated with your email address and password. This is done in case you forget your password, so the program can send you a password reset. Your scores and demographic information may be accessed by the system administrator and the authors of the BWVI (for research purposes). If you want to share your scores and results with someone, we suggest you send them a PDF of your assessment results, but that is entirely up to you.

Who created The BWI?

The questions and the content for the custom report, including the videos, were created by Kevin L. Rawls, Ph.D. and Kristen J. Hark, Ph.D. The technology platform that powers the BWVI was created by The Grandview Group. The BWVI is published by Kendall Hunt Publishing.

How can my educational institution or group get access to the BWVI?

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