So I had my first Bloc assessment on Christmas Eve (Saturday), and I did not pass it. Close, but no cigar. Passing is a 7 and above and I received a 6.5. What a let down!
Immediately afterwards I felt really discouraged. My score was so close. I began to wonder, do others struggle with the first one or do other students breeze through it? Am I only one of the few who do not pass this first assessment? I don’t know……..but I do know this is probably not the right attitude to have about it.
Bloc has a number of assessments that serve to check that you are retaining what you are learning as well as prepare you for future job interviews. This is a great thing!
(This was not an assessment to get into the course, but an assessment within the course.)
Afterwards, I looked back at the 20 questions and answers (they provide you with a follow up email with a list of the questions, how you did, as well as a video of the interview) and realized some of my mistakes. One question I got wrong because I had still a little bit of the weekly assignment to finish, and that information was in that yet to be watched, next, video. The others I should have taken more time on. I also found that I am a lot better at figuring out solutions to provided functions than I am writing a function when a problem was presented.
So part of me was really discouraged. Another part of me was almost a bit relieved (for lack of a better word) in that I do need to tighten up a few things before moving on. I plan to dig in this week and hopefully retake the assessment by Wednesday or Thursday.
I think I will be a bit more prepared in the next one. I let you know how it goes.
Addendum: On retake, I passed only missing half of one question.
Have you taken the Bloc assessment or assessments? How did you do?