NativeAccent for Teachers: 08 - The Summary Assessment Report

The Summary Assessment Report

The Summary Assessment Report course classifies students into three categories, Pass, Train or Fail. The teacher can adjust the thresholds to create different groupings.

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Enter the Skill Threshold

The skill threshold governs the scoring of each exercise in a skill area.  (A skill area being grammar, pronunciation, word stress and fluency.)  Each exercise is classified as Pass/Fail.   If an exercise’s probability is above the Threshold, then it is marked Pass. Otherwise, it is marked Fail.  Lowering this value makes it easier for a user to be classified as passing the assessment.  It also tends to blur the distinction between good and poor users.

Enter the Classification thresholds

The second phase of the classification is comparing the percentage of passed exercises to the thresholds in this section.  

  • If the percentage of passing exercises is greater or equal to the threshold in “Min score for Pass,” the user is categorized as “PASS” for that skill.
  • If the percentage of passing exercises is greater or equal to the threshold in “Min score for Train” but less than the “Min score for Pass,” the user is categorized as “Train” for that skill.
  • If the percentage of passing exercises is lower than the threshold in “Min score for Train” the user the user is categorized as “FAIL” for that skill.

It is important to note that changing the threshold values only changes the classification of students on this report and has no effect on their curriculum.

In the following example, “Student One” spent 31 minutes, 9 seconds taking the assessment. Raw scores are Word Stress Passed 1 out of 2, rated TRAIN, Articulation 15 of 38 rated FAIL, Fluency passed 5 out of 7, rated Train and Grammar 17 of 28 rated Train.  Those exercises that were failed are listed.  If space on the report does not permit naming each skill failed skill, three periods (…) will follow the skills that were represented.  

In the Summary Assessment Report, to view a detailed Assessment Report showing the percentages for each exercise, click on “View” under Assessment Report on the right of the screen opposite the student/trainees name.  

The Color Key

Related Items:

  • The Summary Assessment report can be exported as a .csv file.

  • The Problematic Phones report shows all phonemes falling below the Skill Threshold.  This report can only be viewed from the Summary Assessment Report

This report is used to identify individual challenges and common problematic skills in a class.

TEACHER TIP!

After identifying common problematic phonemes use the ADD ASSIGNMENT feature in NativeAccent as supplementary practice after teaching a lesson in course featuring the problematic skill.