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How do the skills assessments work?
How do the skills assessments work?
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Written by Chris
Updated over a week ago

We offer a few different types of skills assessments on the Maven Analytics platform, so let's start with a quick review:

  • Practice assessments are available to all users for free (no paid subscription required), and help measure your overall skill level with tools like Excel, Power BI, Tableau, MySQL or Python. They include 25 random questions, and can be taken only once every 24 hours. These are a great way to identify your strengths and weaknesses, and find courses to help you close the gaps.

  • Benchmark assessments are available within select courses, and are designed to gauge your current ability level before exploring the course content. They include ~20 questions, and include "I don't know" answer options. You can retake benchmark assessments multiple times, but we recommend only taking them once when you begin each course.

  • Graded final assessments are available at the end of select courses, typically include 50+ questions, and require a passing score of 75% to earn credentials and CPE credits. They are designed to test your retention and comprehension of the course materials, and quantify how much you've improved compared to your benchmark score. You can retake final assessments multiple times.

If you are a Maven subscriber, you can access Practice assessments and view your score reports from the Skills Assessment tab in the app (click here for a guided tour):

Benchmark and Final assessments are accessible directly from the course lessons:

Once you complete an assessment, you will be taken to a score report containing the following information:

  • Overall score

  • Score breakdown by topic

  • Assessment start & end times

  • Links to view & download your score report (NOTE: Final assessment score reports are not available for download, since a passing score is required)

As you complete Benchmark and Final assessments, you can find detailed reports and score breakdowns in the Skills Assessment tab of your student dashboard.

Not finding what you need? Reach out or send us a chat -- we'd be happy to help!

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