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What are the benefits of each Rating Scale?
What are the benefits of each Rating Scale?

About rating scales

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Written by Chris Jewitt
Updated over a week ago

A binary scale is the simplest option and makes grading quick and efficient. You will most likely also see your reviewers giving similar scores as there is less choice.

A 3-point scale can make grading a little more flexible. Many teams will use 1 as 'needs improvement', 2 as 'good' and 3 as 'excellent' giving the agent a little extra praise when they go above and beyond, which the binary system can't do.

A 4-point scale allows you to differentiate between 'could be better' and 'needs real improvement' as well as 'this was good' and 'wow this was amazing'.

A 5-point scale gives you what the 4 point scale does but will give you 3 as a middle option. Sometimes a conversation wasn't quite good or quite bad but just in the ok. This allows you to give a score with this whilst the n/a option does not.

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