This article refers to the functionality of Ortrac web. This article describes the Candidate report in detail.

Candidate report

One of the most commonly issued reports after an exam is the candidate report, which lets the candidate know their performance in the different subsections. This report sometimes also contains comparisons with cohorts. 

The purpose of this article is to explain basic arithmetic which is sometimes misunderstood or misinterpreted. 

The most common misunderstandings often relate to the total percentage (%) and the given percentage(%) in each section. An example of a common misunderstanding is that the result should be the sum of the sections divided by the number of sections.

This is only true in the case when all sections have the same amount of maximum points, below is a simplified example with two sections to illustrate why this is not the case:

 Points scored by the candidateTotal Points in section% Correct
Section A8


Section B122060.00%

The naive approach, (80% + 60%) / 2 = 70%,  is incorrect because each of the two sections have different maximum points.

In reality, the underlying calculations can be much more complex than this simple example, with different scores given to individual questions. 

The main purpose of the candidate report is to give the candidate insight into their strengths and weaknesses in each section.