I'm new to Upwork, and was taking an assessment for one of my programming languages. I think I was on question 28 of 50 after about 25 minutes, clicked my answer, and then it suddenly said that my assessment was complete. Has anyone else had this issue? Is there a way to contact the people at Upwork to find some way to fix this? With nearly half the questions unanswered, my score will be well below what it should be.
Some of the skill tests use an adaptive model and are able to calculate the results after a certain amount of questions answered. This is by design.
and welcome to Upwork. I am almost as much a newcomer as you are and have experienced this aswell.
is was it is not a bug, but a feature, aimed at saving our time. I am guessing checks are made after each answer submission and (probably) based on answer times and total success score, the system decides to exit early.
I also happen to find scores from my first two tests inaccurate to my disadvantage and they happen to be on technologies I have used extensively, with results bringing me appreciation from both co-workers and clients. However, I admit I might have been over-confident and probably not focused enough. The funny part is I got better results than expected in subsequent tests, while testing skills I haven't had the opportunity to use in production yet.
I seriously doubt you will be allowed to retake the test(s) before the current one(s) expire(s). But, for what they're worth, here are a few self advices which worked for me:
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