Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Weekly reports for admins

Administrators can subscribe to the weekly reports about the usage of their school or company account.
The e-mail report informs about four key metrics:

Users added (registered via custom URL or added by the administrator)
Completed tests 
Licences used
Remaining licences

The report is sent at the end of the week but only if there is any update. Details about the used licences (username, used code and date of activation) are attached to the e-mail in the excel spreadsheet.

If you are are interested to get these reports, subscribe to the weekly report in your administrator Settings page.

Friday, December 30, 2016

TrackTest 2016 in numbers

TrackTest English Test 2016
In 2016, we have tested users from 197 countries with paying customers from 96 countries.

Friday, December 2, 2016

For admins: Custom URL for companies and schools

Custom URL links are becoming a standard feature for all organisational customers. In your company settings (Edit profile), you can see the option for Custom Registration URL.

Friday, November 11, 2016

English test result in the local time

TrackTest as a global platform for English proficiency assessment displays the results of the completed English tests in the local time of each user. 

You can find your local time settings in your TrackTest English test personal profile

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Test for young learners (an optional feature for school admins)

Test for young learners is an optional free feature available to all school administrators in their

The TrackTest English proficiency test in its standard configuration assesses the English proficiency in both professional and personal life. Therefore English tests, in the upper B and C levels particularly, use also some questions related to the general business English knowledge.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

How to generate voucher codes (tutorial for admins)

User activation via vouchers is a handy method for the company and school admins requiring stricter control over the English assessment of their students and employees.

Administrators can create the vouchers directly in the admin interface with selecting the option Create vouchers. Voucher codes are then added to the list of Users, from where they can be exported into excel or pdf.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

SSL Encryption on TrackTest English Proficiency tests

English test SSL encryptedAll TrackTest test-related pages-, and are encrypted with the latest and regularly updated encryption mechanisms. They are encrypted before being transmitted over the Internet.

Encryption makes it difficult for unauthorised people to view information travelling between computers. Therefore it is unlikely that anyone read this page as it travelled across the network.

What does it mean for me?
SSL encryption adds an extra layer of security for registered users and visitors. However, you can continue to use our TrackTest pages as before.

In your browser, you will see the green lock next to the web address and https in the address itself. 
english test ssl certificate
All TrackTest links without https are automatically redirected to https version.     

P.S. This blog stays on http protocol as the Google technology running this blog does not allow the migration yet. We are looking at the alternatives to enable it here too. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Audio listening samples in Internet Explorer not working. What can I do?

You have reached the TrackTest listening section of the test and you do not hear the audio track. Here are the most typical issues and how to fix them.

1. I do see the audio track on the page but it does not play and shows 00:00 duration.

Listening not working- audio

This issue can happen with some specific settings of Internet Explorer, versions 10 and 11. These browsers sometimes block the ActiveX controls- small apps that allow websites to provide content such as videos or audio. You will need to allow it for so you can listen to the audio sections properly.

How to fix it: