This article describes smart assessments and how you can complete them. Smart assessments are currently available only in individual accounts.
This article contains the following sections:
What Is a Smart Assessment
A smart assessment is a test to evaluate your proficiency with a particular job role skill. This type of test gets to a reliable score by adapting the question difficulty based on your performance on previous questions.
Each smart assessment takes 10-20 minutes to complete and includes about 20 questions. Each smart assessment measures only one job role skill, so you need to take several of them to get a complete picture of your proficiency in a technology.
Tip: Each question on the smart assessment includes an answer choice you can select to indicate you don't know the correct answer yet. The smart assessment does count this answer choice as an incorrect answer. However, we encourage you not to guess on questions you don't know so that you can discover your true proficiency level and start the training that's right for you.
Once you complete a smart assessment, you cannot retake it for 30 days. The waiting period gives you time to complete enough training to make a noticeable different in your score. Because this exam is adaptive, immediately retaking the exam isn't likely to change your score.
Smart Assessment Results
When you complete the smart assessment, the results screen appears.
From this screen, you see your proficiency level and the number of stars you earned. Below, you see whether you got each question right. You can scroll through the questions to see the correct answers and an explanation of each. You can also report issues with questions here.
How to Take a Smart Assessment
Use the following steps to complete a smart assessment:
- From the dashboard, click Smart assessments from the navigation menu.
The Smart Assessment screen appears.
- Click the card for the smart assessment that you want to complete.
A preview of the smart assessment appears.
- Click Start assessment.
The first question appears along with a timer.
- Click one or more answers to choose them, as the question requires and then click Submit answer.
The Your answer has been submitted message appears. From here, you can report an issue with the question, such as outdated content, grammar or typographical problems, and unclear wording.
- Click Next question. Repeat these steps until you have completed all the questions.
When you submit your answer to the final question, a View results button appears instead of the Next question button.
See the section earlier in this article for a description of the results page. Next time you go to the Smart Assessment screen, you will see a summary of your results on the card for this smart assessment as well as the date when you can try the smart assessment again.