(Student) What is the 'View Class Summary' Button?

Eric Cheadle -

When you are on your Adaptive Tests page there is a button towards the upper right called "View Class Summary".

 

When you click on this button you will be brought to a new page that will show a combined breakdown of the results of all adaptive tests you have taken in a particular curriculum.

 

You can switch between curriculums (if you've taken adaptive tests in other curriculums) to compare results. The curriculums that are available for you to view will be based on which curriculums have been made available to you by your instructor. 

 

The first information you’re provided with about how you did on your adaptive tests are the Summative Results. This is a general overview of how you have performed on all adaptive tests taken within this curriculum.

 

Summative Results

Summary: This is an overall result based on how you met certain key indicators for Percentile Ranking, Average Score, and Highest Difficulty. The 4 possible Summary results are: Fail, Not Good, Good and Exceptional.

Percentile: This number displays in what percentile you rank. This shows how you are doing on adaptive tests in this curriculum compared to all other students testing in this curriculum at your provider level.

Questions Asked: The total number of questions you have been asked across all adaptive tests taken in this curriculum.

Correct Answers: The total number of questions you have answered correctly across all adaptive tests taken in this curriculum.

% Correct: Total percentage of correct answers out of questions asked.

Tests Taken:  The total number of single-module or comprehensive adaptive tests you have taken in this curriculum.

 

Below the Summative Results section is Charts. The charts not only provide you with an Overall Indication for the module(s) you've tested on, but also the Percentile Ranking, Average Score, and Highest Difficulty for those module(s).

Overall Indication

The Ranks of Fail, Not Good, Good, and Exceptional, are based on surpassing the benchmark on 3 criteria: Percentile Ranking, Average Score, and Highest Difficulty.

A ranking of Fail means you were unable to surpass any of the benchmarks

A ranking of Not Good means you were able to surpass one of the benchmarks

A ranking of Good means you were able to surpass two of the benchmarks

A ranking of Exceptional means you were able to surpass all three of the benchmarks

 

Percentile Ranking

This percentage represents where you are positioned compared to all other students taking adaptive tests at your provider level. For example, an overall percentile of 67 in a module means you are in the top third of the system’s test takers testing at that provider level in that curriculum. For the benchmark, you would want to aim for testing above the 51st percentile.

 

Average Score

This is the percentage of questions you answered correctly out of all of the questions you were asked in this particular curriculum across all adaptive tests taken in this module.For the benchmark, you would want to be answering more than 65% of questions correctly.

 

Highest Difficulty

This describes the most difficult question you were exposed to during testing for a given module, even if it wasn’t answered correctly. Since, in an adaptive test, the more questions you answer correctly the harder the questions are that you are presented with, even being asked a question at a high difficulty level is an accomplishment. A question with a difficulty of 0.0 would be one that no one ever misses and a difficulty of 0.96 would be an item that hardly anyone ever gets correct. For a benchmark, you will want to be asked a question with a difficulty above .60.

 

 

Curriculum Breakdown

The Curriculum Breakdown can be very helpful when trying to isolate specific areas that may require more study. Expanding a module is done by selecting the triangle button immediately to the left of that module and will show you the topics associated with the module that you answered questions on. If testing in the Module, Topic, Objective (MTO) curriculum, you can expand the topics down even further into individual objectives.

Based on the summative results of all adaptive tests I've taken in this curriculum, I can see that I have been asked 7 questions, across 5 adaptive tests, on objective 1-7-13 "Review the specific anatomy and physiology pertinent to pharmacology with additional attention to autonomic pharmacology".

Considering that I only answered 28% of questions related to that objective correctly, and the hardest question I was asked for that objective had a difficulty of 0.393, I might want to research and study that objective a bit more before I feel confident about my understanding of it.

 

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