A pre-test is a test that is usually given when a person with experience has started in a role. The pre-test determines whether they need to be trained or not. Pre-tests can be delivered in elearning and may also be delivered section by section. If a person gets all the questions right before the content, they don’t have to do the training.
This can be a great time saver but care needs to be taken to ensure that the questions are at the right level and there are enough questions to cover all content. If the pre-test is effective and the learner passes it, they should be ready to go to the next section.