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Types of Questions in a Kira Assessment

What's the difference between practice questions and (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. There are some key differences between practice and real assessment questions:

  • During the practice, you can go through the questions as many times as you'd like. During the real assessment, you will only have one chance per question.
  • During the practice, you will be able to playback your recorded responses to understand how you're presenting yourself. During the real assessment, you will be unable to replay your responses.
  • Only your responses to the real assessment questions are evaluated - no one has access to anything you recorded during your practice questions (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.

What's the difference between video and written questions?

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

A written question can only be answered with a written response. During the written question, the question text will be displayed without a pre-recorded video. There is no preparation time for a written response, but you'll likely have a longer response time.

Once you begin your practice questions or real assessment questions, you can see how many questions you have and whether they are video or written.

How many times can I do my practice questions?

You can complete your practice questions as many times as you’d like! You can also leave the page and come back at a later time using the link you received in your registration email. 

The organization that you have applied to won't know how many times you completed the practice questions, so feel free to practice twice or 20 times! :)

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