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Last updated 29 April 2013 10:20 by NZTecAdmin

This section provides an overview of reporting options available in the Assessment Tool and related support information. Becoming familiar with the reporting options will enable you to access assessment data to best suit your teaching and reporting needs.

Reports within the Assessment Tool illustrate individual, group and organisation wide data. Each of the reports is listed below with a brief description and links to further information. This information includes step-by-step instructions on how to access/generate these reports and annotated images describing the key features of each report.

Most recent Report release

The Gain Report

The Gain Report allows organisations to see which Learners have made a statistically significant learning gain between two assessments. The Gain Report is very useful when looking at the impact of a programme of learning. It provides an overall picture of how much change the Assessment Tool is able to register between assessments. When a large number of Learners are able to show a statistically significant change it is fair to conclude that the evidence points to meaningful progress for Learners in the course. Click here for more information (PDF, 277 kB) (See the “Reports in the Assessment Tool” section in the in-Tool help for more information about this report option.)

Reports within the Assessment Tool

The End of Assessment Report

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Learner-Assessment-Report

The ‘End of Assessment Report' report is displayed at the conclusion of an assessment. The report shows the learner how they have done on the assessment. Click here to see an example.

The Learner Progress Report

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Learner-Progress-Report

The ‘Learner Progress Report’ displays the most recent assessments (limit of 5 displayed) within an assessment area. It allows you to review the Learner’s progress within an assessment area over time. The report is accessible in the ‘View details’ screen for a learner. Click here to see an example.

The Group Progress Report

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Progress-Report

The 'Group Progress Report' shows the performance of a Group of Learners over one or more points in time. You can use this Report to track how a Group is progressing in their learning. Click here to see an example.

The Assessment Comparison Report

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Assessment-Comparison-Report

The ‘Assessment Comparison Report’ enables you to compare the results of an Assessment with other Assessments in the same assessment area. It operates much like the ‘Group Progress Report’ but allows Assessments to be compared outside of the Group that was assigned to them. Click here to see an example.

The Assessment Summary Report

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Assessment-Summary-Report

This ‘Assessment Summary Report’ shows a bar graph that summarises the performance of the Learners who completed an Assessment. Learners are grouped by their Step result while additional details about their scale score and margin of error for the assessment are listed below. Click here to see an example.

The Latest Learner Results Report

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Latest-Learner-Results-Report

The ‘Latest Learner Results Report’ displays a bar graph that summarises the latest Scale Scores of the Learners selected for the chosen assessment area (Numeracy, Reading, Writing or Vocabulary). Note that learners selected in this report may have completed a range of different assessments. Click here to see an example.

The Gain Report

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Report

The 'Gain Report' allows organisations to see which Learners have made a statistically significant learning gain between two assessments. The Gain Report is very useful when looking at the impact of a programme of learning. It provides an overall picture of how much change the Assessment Tool is able to register between assessments. When a large number of Learners are able to show a statistically significant change it is fair to conclude that the evidence points to meaningful progress for Learners in the course. Click here to see an example.

Understanding Assessment Reports

The individual Learner Assessment Reports

The dotted line on the individual Learner Assessment Report is used to show where the learner's achievement is located on the measurement scale. Please refer to the following printable link for more indepth information:

Understanding the Dots (PDF, 160 kB)

Boundary points between each Step of the Learning Progressions

The following four images give a visual representation of how the measurement scale has been mapped onto the Learning Progressions. In the Assessment Tool the ability estimates are rounded to the nearest whole number. For example, if a boundary point for two Steps is 300, then all scores less than or equal to 300 are on the Step below and all scores 301 to the next boundary point are on the Step above:



Below, the Step Cut-off Points table shows the step cut-off points for the different learning areas in the Assessment Tool. It also shows where the Koru's have been placed for each step:


Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions relating to Assessment Tool Reports.

Support and Information for the use of Assessment Data

The National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults can be contacted for additional support around assessment data (including reports) collected using the Assessment Tool.

Contact via email at nclana.website@waikato.ac.nz

Phone: (07) 838 4500 or 0800 83 22 42

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