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WorldSkills Scale

Do you know how experts evaluate the competitor’s performance during the competition? How is it possible to compare two completely different skills like Cooking and Mobile Robotics? To help you figure it out, we made a summary of the assessment and marking process that takes place in every WorldSkills.

Introduction:

Assessment at the WorldSkills Competition involves two main methods – measurement and judgment – as defined below. Explicit benchmarks are essential for both methods. The benchmarks must relate to best practices in industry and business.

The main instruments used to support assessment are the relevant Standards Specification, Marking Scheme, Test Project, and the Competition Information System (CIS).

There is a WorldSkills Standards Specification for each skill competition. It specifies the knowledge, understanding, skills, and capabilities that underpin international best practice in technical and vocational performance.

The Scale:

Each skill competition has a Marking Scheme built upon WorldSkills Standards Specification with a scale of 100 marks. To enable comparison between the skill competitions, results based on 100 marks are standardized on the WorldSkills scale by the CIS. This procedure positions all competitors with the median mark in their skill competition at the 700-point position. The score for the other competitors is calculated using statistical analysis and typically fall between 600 and 800.

Let’s take a look at the example below where the WorldSkills scale is much better than the result of the 100 marks for comparison between skills.

Analyzing just the first competitors on two tables above it is clear that although John earned more marks than Mary, her score in the WorldSkills Scale is higher. That is due to the CIS statistical calculation.

We can understand what is happening by taking a closer look on the next rows of each table. It becomes very clear for us that, considering the other competitors’ marks, the Skill B test project was much more challenging than Skill A. Therefore, Mary outperformed John despite having fewer marks.

The comparison between skills is critical in order to decide which competitor receives the Best of Nation Award and the Albert Vidal Award, which is given to the highest scoring competitor among the best of each nation.

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