Students and the Skills Lab Assessment
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In Skills Lab, students assess 35 skills and critically evaluate how often they wish to use each skill in their future career.

This assessment is unique as it removes the anxiety and pressure that often comes with assessing how good they already are at a skill. Instead it has them focusing on the skills they’d most enjoy using, and which ones they value most.

noteNote: Because it involves more advanced cognitive capabilities, Skills Lab is available for students in year 10 and up.
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How to Access Skills Lab

Students can access Skills Lab from two places: their Student Dashboard (the first page when they sign in to Xello), and their About Me page.

Access Matchmaker from the student dashboardHow students access Skills Lab from their Dashboard
Access Matchmaker from the About Me pageHow students access Skills Lab from their About Me page

Find Out Why

From the top of any career profile, next to the Save button, the student clicks Find Out Why to open a table with all their assessment results. They click on the tab called Skills Lab (Skills) for their ranking comparing how strongly the skills they most desire to use match with the skills of the career they’re viewing.

Career profile of a baker. Baker is tipping bowl of dough onto counter. Excellent match is highlighted and cursor is hovering over Find Out Why
Students learn why they match with a career

How to Reset the Skills Lab Assessment

Students can opt to redo the entire Skills Lab assessment. It will erase all of their answers until they redo the quiz.

How students reset the Skills Lab assessment:

  1. From their Student Dashboard, students click Skills Lab to open their results page.
  2. After scrolling to the bottom, students click Do the Quiz Again.
    tipTip: Alternatively, students can change select answers by going to their results page and clicking Review My Answers.

Introduction to Skills Lab video

Check out this Introduction to Skills Lab video below:

Introduction to Skills Lab 3:04
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In this article

How to Access Skills Lab

Students can access Skills Lab from two places: their Student Dashboard (the first page when they sign in to Xello), and their About Me page.

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Find Out Why

From the top of any career profile, next to the Save button, the student clicks Find Out Why to open a table with all their assessment results. They click on the tab called Skills Lab (Skills) for their ranking comparing how strongly the skills they most desire to use match with the skills of the career they’re viewing.

Career profile of a baker. Baker is tipping bowl of dough onto counter. Excellent match is highlighted and cursor is hovering over Find Out Why
Students learn why they match with a career

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How to Reset the Skills Lab Assessment

Students can opt to redo the entire Skills Lab assessment. It will erase all of their answers until they redo the quiz.

How students reset the Skills Lab assessment:

  1. From their Student Dashboard, students click Skills Lab to open their results page.
  2. After scrolling to the bottom, students click Do the Quiz Again.
    tipTip: Alternatively, students can change select answers by going to their results page and clicking Review My Answers.

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Introduction to Skills Lab video

Check out this Introduction to Skills Lab video below:

Introduction to Skills Lab 3:04