Monday, December 10, 2018

TrackTest 2018 in numbers

We provided over a quarter million English tests in 2018 to test-takers from 200+ countries. An average placement test result was between B1 and B2 (but closer to B1). 

An average universal TrackTest score (TTS) in core tests was 398 points, with 62.9% of items answered correctly. 

Grammar/Use of English was the most difficult skill to pass, with 59.9 % efficiency, followed by Reading Comprehension with 63.4 % and Listening Comprehension (66%).
TrackTest English tests facts and figures from 2018
Each completed core test is accompanied by feedback on which grammar topics the test-taker made the most mistakes. Past tenses topic was the most difficult grammar topic, appearing in slightly more than 10 percent of all feedback in 2018. Modal verbs and prepositions were other frequent topics to improve. 

Grammar feedback also differed by region.

Top grammar weaknesses per continent:

North and Central America: 1. Past tenses, 2. Prepositions, 3. Modal verbs
South America: 1. Modal verbs, 2. Prepositions, 3. Past tenses
Europe: 1. Past tenses, 2. Prepositions, 3. Future tenses
Africa: 1. Present tenses, 2. Conditionals, 3. Prepositions
Asia:  1. Past tenses, 2. Modal verbs, 3. Prepositions
Australia and Oceania: 1. Prepositions, 2. Modal verbs, 3. Past tenses
Grammar topics to improve

In 2018, we launched some amazing new features, such as the Proctored Exam with the verified identity (February), the Paper certificate by Post (October) or the enhanced reporting capabilities for organizations (December). 

Check also our numbers from previous years- 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017