Summary: In this article, you will learn what a CodeSignal Coding Score is and how to interpret a candidate's General Coding Assessment (GCA) Coding Score.
The Coding Score
After completing any CodeSignal Certified assessment, candidates are given a Coding Score that provides an objective measure of their coding skills. It measures code-writing and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to produce clean code at a reasonable speed.
- The Coding Score takes into account 4 different factors:
- Correctness of the solutions
- Implementation ability
- Problem-solving ability
- Coding Scores are shown in percentiles. They correspond to scores of 300 (-) up to 850 (91.7%). Like a FICO credit score!
- All CodeSignal Certified assessments, including the General Coding Assessment (GCA), give the test-taker a Coding Score (more details below).
- Once a candidate completes the test, their results will be in the “Pending” stage as our team reviews their session. We work to review results as soon as possible, typically within 1-3 business days.
- If we are able to verify that no unusual activity took place during the candidate's session, we will verify the results and automatically share them - along with the Coding Report - with the companies the candidate has authorized to view them. Candidates can also manually share their Coding Report with additional companies.
Interpreting the GCA Score
The General Coding Assessment (GCA) is designed to measure a candidate's overall coding skills and breaks down a few aspects of coding ability: code-writing skills, implementation skills, problem-solving skills, and speed.
The table below displays the average score associated with the tasks a candidate solved in the GCA. If a candidate correctly solved only the first task, for example, they can expect to receive a Coding Score of around 660.