Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Introducing TrackTest Score (TTS)




English progress trackingTrackTest Score (TTS) is here for better progress tracking of users who tried more than one test level.

Since its beginning, we at TrackTest use the standard scale for language evaluation called CEFR. CEF has 6 levels from A1 to C2 and it became a global standard used by all relevant assessment centres around the world.
Our test result is hence a percentage score relative to the particular level from A1 to C2. Similarly, the Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) equals the successful pass of B2 level or CPE is equivalent to C2 level.

Such split into levels is very precise in results and allow us to define the different skillset requirements for different test levels. For example, the focus in higher levels moves from grammar questions to reading and listening sections and vice versa. However, it  makes it a little bit more difficult for people and companies to track the actual progress of testers if they were just between two levels or wanted to move up from one level to another.

It is changing now. With the TrackTest Score (TTS), they can do the progress tracking seamlessly. It is a dynamically calculated numeric score on the range from 0 to 1200 using the algorithm based on the all other user results and reflecting the difficulty difference among the levels.

Currently in an experimental phase, you will find your last and best TTS score in your personal profile on TrackTest.eu together with the graph representation of your progress showing the best result in each month you completed some test.

Hope you will enjoy it.