Skill IQ

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What is Pluralsight Iris and Skill IQ?
Iris is our skill assessment algorithm and recommendation engine. It is used to personalize, quantify, and certify skill development, and each assessment includes an Iris Quotient (IQ) score.  A Skill IQ score is a quantifiable skill level bas...
How do I take a Skill IQ?
To take a Skill IQ please follow these steps: Navigate to the  skills page Click on a path with the Skill IQ icon (shown below) Click on the button Check now under What is your "path title" Skill IQ? (Shown below) ...
What do the Skill IQ ratings mean?
The Pluralsight IQ (Iris Quotient) is a continuous score from 0 to 300 that is based on your percentile in that skill area. Your percentile  tells you how much more you know than others who have the same skill, and is rated on a scale from 0 t...
What does it mean if an individual has a certain Skill IQ rating?
When you see a Skill IQ rating from Pluralsight on a LinkedIn profile, it means that the individual has third-party verification of their skills and they have done more than just complete a course on Pluralsight. They have a scientific measurement ...
What types of questions are included in a Skill IQ assessment?
Questions are added regularly from the largest network of expert practitioners so that Iris is relevant and constantly evolving. The difficulty of the questions change based on right or wrong answers given by all individuals who have taken a partic...
What is the level of statistical confidence for Iris?
Iris has high levels of statistical accuracy based on o ur model that does allow item characterization with little response.   The main goal of Iris is to be accurate and get a complete picture of a skill. Determining confidence levels f...
How is Skill IQ different from other certificates or badges?
Pluralsight Skill IQ is a numeric assessment of your skill proficiency versus badges or certificates given for course completion or points for activities.  Each Skill IQ measurement is built with high statistical significance  by Plural...
How does Skill IQ differ from vendor certifications?
Skill IQ ratings are not vendor certifications. The Skill IQ assessments are intended only to measure your skill proficiency in specific areas .   While this measurement can be used in combination with industry certifications, they are not int...
Should I use Skill IQ ratings for hiring, firing, or promotion decisions?
No. Our product is not intended to be used in hiring, firing, or promotion decisions and we make no warranties to our customers in regards to utilizing assessment results in the hiring process. We do not encourage or allow any customers to use su...
How can I retake a test or re-measure skill IQ?
We have two different ways to update your Skill IQ. First, you can "re-take" a skill IQ if you feel that the score did not accurately represent your knowledge.  To do this re-take, you will simply click the one-time retake link on...
How does the skill IQ know where I should start in a skill path?
Skill paths are structured in three level: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Skill IQ provide a skill status or rating that fall in  three levels: novice, proficient  and expert. Your skill status typically aligns with where ...
What if I don’t think my skill IQ is correct?
After you have initially taken a Skill IQ and have been scored, you will be allowed one retake.  If you choose to do a retake, our service will automatically choose the higher score of the two attempts.  Once you have taken a Skill IQ and...
What skills are skill IQ available for currently?
Look on the path pages for “Development,” “IT” and “Creative” for Skill IQ availability.
Can I see the other professionals I’m being compared to?
Not at this time.
Can I share my skill IQ?
Yes, the best option for sharing your Skill IQ score is go into your Skill IQ score.  You can see your Skill IQ score through your profile or the skill path's page.  From the page shown below, you can share your score through Twitter ...
Do I need to have a subscription to take a skill IQ?
No, you do not need a subscription to take a Skill IQ, but you will need a Pluralsight account. If you do not have one yet, you can get one by subscribing, with a free trial or through a business account.
What devices are skill IQ currently available on?
Currently, via a supported web browser.
How are skill IQ different than learning checks?
Learning checks are focused on helping members check their knowledge of course material and retention and are best used as learning aid. They can be retaken multiple times and are not timed. Skill IQ look at a skill in a much more holistic way, ...
If I am on a business license, will my employer see my skill IQ?
No, your employer will not see specific results, but they will see anonymized results forming a skill range based on a group of users' Skill IQ results.