Friday, February 16, 2018

Winter Olympics question

Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang have started. Would you know the answer to this Olympic-themed question from our English tests?  

It is A2 proficiency level (Elementary English), grammar question focusing on present tenses.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

TrackTest 2017 in numbers

In 2017, we tested users from 210 countries with paying customers from 102 countries.

For the third consecutive year, we more than doubled the number of completed tests compared to the prior year. 

Key new features released in 2017: 
For all TrackTest English test users, we completed the optional Productive skills exam (Speaking) with the English Writing test, introduced the social logins via Facebook/Google and the detailed English test results

For corporate and school administrators, we have also added the weekly reportsdetailed results downloads, an option to lock/unlock the account access

We published the results from our 2-years project mapping the English proficiency of job-seekers in Central Europe and the Voice of the Customer for 2017. 

Thank you for another amazing year.

Check also our annual summary infographics for 20142015 and 2017

Friday, January 5, 2018

(Your) Voice of the Customer in 2017

In 2017, we collected the feedback from you, our customers about what you liked and what you would improve in the TrackTest assessment solution. Collected answers are used for the calculation of the Net Promoter Score- NPS ® and for qualitative feedback about our service. Here are the 2017 results:

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Detailed English test results- feedback, comparison with others and pdf export

TrackTest English proficiency test provides more than the result and the CEFR English certificate.

Here are some new test result features available in all TrackTest accounts.
English exam protocol

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

English proficiency of job seekers in Central Europe [case study]

We have recently published a new case study with the English tests results of job seekers in Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
After the assessment of 30 thousand job applicants, we were able to show not only the average achieved score and distribution across the CEFR proficiency levels but also the user profiles with the English language strengths and weaknesses typical for each country.

You can read the full story here:

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Admins: Automatic allocation of the registered users

There are more ways how to ensure that the specific users are allocated to your account so you can activate their licence and see their results.

1. Custom URL - Everybody registering via your custom URL will be added to your company account. This can be configured in your admin settings.

2. Domain allocation- Everybody registering with the specific e-mail address (e.g.  your domain will be added to your account. This can be configured by TrackTest upon request.

3. Voucher- Everybody submitting a voucher from your account will be transferred to your organisation.

You can use one or combination of the above methods.

Embedded Answers (Cloze) question type in the Reading comprehension test

Cloze questions (embedded answers) are a special type of reading comprehension task where a passage of text has various answers embedded within it. 

In the TrackTest English test, you can typically find this type of tasks in the reading comprehension section. You are asked to fill the gap with the right option (headline or sentence) fitting the context of the article. 

Options expand when you click on the blue plus sign. Used options are strikethrough. While working on the specific page, you can return and change your choice. It works in the both desktop and mobile view.

 You can find more about the Cloze (gap fill) test questions on Wikipedia

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Admins: How to lock and unlock the access to tests

School and company administrators can lock the access to tests for their users and unlock it only for the period when they want their users to take the tests.