Skill measurement retakes are here! Check your progress
How much have you grown as a professional? Think back to when you were fresh out of school or to day one at your current job. Take some time to reflect … and then come back to the here and now.
Odds are you’ve come a long way.
It’s easy to look back now, but as you were in the moment building your skill set, the process was an unclear journey. You likely didn’t know if or how your efforts to grow and skill up were truly paying off. Thankfully, when it comes to understanding your professional development and validating skill growth, that clarity is now possible with retakes, a new feature for adaptive skill measurement.
When adaptive skill measurement was released in June, learners had a trusted way to benchmark their skill level and get tailored, guided learning—all in as little as five minutes. Today, the feature is evolving to allow members to retake skill measurement to do two things:
Measure and prove your skill growth over time
Get a “do-over” to replace a result you feel is not reflective of your knowledge
Let’s dive a little deeper to see how you can leverage these two retake options.
Ongoing retakes: Measure and prove your skill growth over time
How adaptive skill measurement retakes work
Our skill measurement technology is adaptive, meaning it’s smart enough to acknowledge your previous skill status and cater questions directly related to your level. This way, you’re able to pick up the test right where you left off, meaning you’ll know how far you’ve come in even less time than a full measurement. (Learn more about the science behind our adaptive skill measurement here.)
Do-over retakes: replace a result you feel is not reflective of your knowledge
The second opportunity to retake a measurement is, well, because we’re human. After each measurement, you now have the option to do a one-time retake to replace the result. Maybe you think the first result isn’t truly reflective of your skill level—you got distracted by Neil in finance asking for expense report, or you just had one of those days. If you improve your skill status on your retake, your result will be replaced. (If you don’t do better, we will still keep your best result.) It’s as simple as that.
Again, replacing a skill status is available one time after each measurement (whether it’s an initial measurement or after each path level completion). You’re able to replace your initial skill status with a do-over retake. But, after taking the skill measurement two times, you’ll need to complete the next path level in order to take the same measurement again. By limiting the number of do-over retakes, we’re more able to measure your accurate skill level, and you’re more motivated to keep learning what you need to.