Getting a high score

In this article, we'll cover:

  • How a learner's score is calculated
  • How to get a high score

How a learner's score is calculated

A learner's score is based on two key factors: correct answers and regular participation. 

Correct answers:

  • If the learner answers the question correctly on the first try, then they receive maximum points for that question. Yarno will then repeat the same question to the learner in a few days, but will reward fewer points to them if they get it right on the second try. 
  • Like the image below illustrates, the more tries the learner has, the fewer points are made available to them for a correct answer.
regular participation graph screenshot

Regular participation:

  • Whilst not as significant as answering correctly, Yarno also rewards learners who answer promptly and regularly. This is designed to encourage and incentivise regular participation, which increases the accuracy of our metrics.

How to get a high score

There are a few tips a learner can bear in mind to ensure they get the highest score possible — and it doesn't involve being a genius! 

Some strategies Learners can use to increase their scores: 

  • Answer questions regularly: This is an important one as Yarno will reward learners who answer questions regularly and promptly.
  • Relax and take a deep breath: Don't rush it. If learners are stuck on a question, that's perfectly fine. Forget about the score and focus on the information in the question. Which answer seems the most rational? Do any of the answers sound familiar? And more often than not, go with your gut.
  • Use external resources: Stuck on a question and need a hand? Learners are encouraged to use the resources they have available to them. Whether it's the internet, colleagues or company reference materials, pursuing help from outside sources will not be used against a learner in their scoring.

For more help understanding the Leaderboard and how scoring works, check out this article.