• Assessments

    Assessments are a feature that helps learners identify their skill level in a topic and guides them to personalized content based on their skillset.

    Please note: Assessment are only available to Udemy Business Pro users.

    *We will be adding assessments across additional skills in the coming months.

    How to start and complete assessments

    Users who have access to the Assessments can follow the steps below to start and complete assessments:

    1. To get started, you can access assessments on the Assessments tab on your home page, your My learning page, as well as the search results page, when searching for relevant topics (like AWS). 


    2. Click Start assessment when you’re ready to begin.

    3. Each assessment includes around 30 multiple-choice or multi-select questions and will take approximately 25 minutes to complete. If you exit the assessment before answering all the questions and come back within 24 hours, you can pick up where you left off. Otherwise, you can start a new assessment and will see a different set of questions. 

    4. Once you’ve completed the assessment, you will be brought to the results page, where you can view your overall score and dive into detailed explanations for each question. 

    5. You will also see a course recommended based on your skill levels. Once enrolled, you will see personalized guidance based on recommended areas of focus. Click Enroll now to jump into your personalized course recommendation.

    6. Once you’re in the course, you can see specific sections highlighted for you based on your skill set. 

    7. After completing the highlighted sections, you may retake the assessment to measure your learning progress, and get updated personalized guidance in the recommended course.

    How to access in-progress assessments

    You can find in-progress assessments and your most recent results under your My learning tab. 

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  • Assessment Benchmarking

    Assessments help learners identify their level of knowledge in a topic and guides them to recommended content based on their proficiency level.

    Please note:

    What is benchmarking?

    Through benchmarking, learners will get additional insight into their level of knowledge and how they compare to others that have completed the same assessment.

    How do I interpret my score?

    The scores on this assessment can range from 0-200, with 100 representing an average score. If your score is greater than 100, your performance is above average. 

    Note: Scores on assessments are never perfect. We recommend that you avoid making comparisons to yourself and others based on small differences in scores. Instead, focus on your general classification into one of four proficiency levels. Changes in proficiency levelare more likely to represent tangible differences in your level of understanding.

    How do I interpret my proficiency level?

    You can think of these labels as completing the sentence, 

    Compared to others, my skills are {your proficiency level}.

    Limited (0-49)

    A score within the Limited proficiency level reflects little demonstrated knowledge. We expect that performances at this level are from learners new to a subject or who are casually exploring content. The learner would benefit from completing relevant courses and any available learning activities.

    Developing (50-99)

    Performance categorized as Developing reflects early stages of demonstrated knowledge. Learners in this category show familiarity with content, but clear knowledge gaps remain. Thorough review of relevant courses and active practice with material would benefit the learner.

    Established (100-149)

    Performance categorized as Established reflects demonstrated knowledge that is better than most other learners. Especially for scores toward the top of this category, a learner has shown they compare favorably with other learners that have completed the same assessment. Learners in this category will benefit from active practice with course material and reviewing the relevant course section recommendations.

    Superior (150-200)

    Performances categorized as Superior reflect demonstrated knowledge that is better than almost all other learners. There is always room for review and improvement, but learners in this category would benefit from seeking out advanced courses and learning opportunities in this topic, or seeking out new skill topics in which to grow.

    What is a percentile?

    Your percentile tells you how your performance compares to all Udemy and Udemy Business Pro learners who have completed the assessment.  If your percentile is 30, your performance was better than 30% of learners. 

    Note: A percentile is not a percentage correct score. It doesn’t tell you how many questions you got right or wrong. Instead, it helps you gauge how your understanding compares to others who have taken the assessment. Try not to over-interpret small differences in percentiles between assessment attempts or different learners. Instead, focus on your general performance level and content recommendations.

    Who can see benchmarking scores? 

    Admins are only given access to your highest proficiency level achieved across all attempts for an assessment. Admins do not have access to any specific score or percentile rank.


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