Types of questions in Kira assessments

Practice questions vs. (real) assessment questions

The practice questions in Kira allow you to get familiar with the platform and to double-check that your device is set up properly. However, there are some key differences between practice and real assessment questions to be aware of:

  • During the practice, you can complete your questions as many times as you'd like. During the real assessment, you only have one chance per question.
  • During the practice, you can replay your responses to understand how you're presenting yourself. During the real assessment, you cannot playback your responses.
  • Only your responses to the real assessment questions are evaluated. No one has access to anything you recorded during your practice (except you!)
  • The practice questions may or may not be related to the real assessment questions. Preparation and response time between questions may also vary.

Screenshot of Check-In page in Kira showing where to click for practice and real asessment


Video vs. written questions

Once you begin your practice or assessment, you can see how many questions you have, your question type (video or written), as well as your preparation and response time.

A video question can only be answered with a video response. During a video question, a pre-recorded video will play once. The associated question text will be available for you to read on the screen throughout your preparation and response time.

Screenshot of a sample video question in Kira

A written question can only be answered with a written response. During a written question, no video will play, but the question text will be displayed throughout your response time. There is no preparation time for written responses, but you'll likely have a longer response time.

Screenshot of a sample written question in Kira