Similar to the GMAT or SAT we use an 800 point scale to represent skill level. Our test questions adapt to your level, and your score reflects how you rank against other people who have taken the same skill test. Grades like "A", "B" and "C" are so elementary school…
How Scoring Works
Smarterer's numeric scoring method is based on Glicko, the same system used to score chess masters (and even Xbox!). Let’s say you show up at a chess tournament and you’re a master, and someone shows up to play you who is ranked much lower. Glicko puts you at the top of your class, and ranks your opponent accordingly. If your opponent beats you, their score increases dramatically, but if you beat your opponent, your score only sees a minor change, given the difference in your skill levels.
We use a variation of the same system - we’ve made every question the competitor to every person who takes that question.