Baseline Assessment Preparation Resources

Baseline Assessment Preparation Resources

The following is a list of best practices for learners to keep in mind when completing the comprehension section of the Baseline Assessment and Retake Baseline Assessment. This also includes free online courses you can complete to prepare for the Problem-solving and Digital Literacy sections of the assessment. These resources are optional.


You will be tested on your comprehension of this video. Use the following tips as you watch ahead of taking the assessment.

  • Active Listening: Focus solely on the speaker or audio source, minimizing distractions.
  • Take Notes: Jot down key points while listening to help retain and process information.
  • Summarize: After listening, summarize the content in your own words.
  • Ask Questions: If something is unclear, don’t hesitate to ask for clarification or replay the audio if watching a video.
  • Visualize: Create a mental image of the information being presented.
  • Predict: Try to anticipate what will be said next; this keeps you engaged.
  • Repeat: Listen to the content multiple times to grasp nuances you might have missed initially.
  • Slow Down: Use tools or apps that can slow down the speed of the audio, allowing more time to process information.

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