FAQ - Educational

What research has been conducted to evaluate the results if learners merely guess at the multi-choice options?
Each item used in the Assessment Tool was trialled before being included in the Tool for general use. Part of the analysis of trial data involved checking f...
Mon, 30 Apr, 2018 at 9:38 AM
Is the Assessment Tool more useful in a tertiary institution than a workplace?
The Assessment Tool is suitable for use by any organisation that works with adults to improve literacy and numeracy. This includes tertiary education organi...
Mon, 30 Apr, 2018 at 9:38 AM
What are the current TEC reassessment thresholds for Reading and Numeracy?
Learners who have presented at Step 4 or above in reading, writing or vocabulary do not need to sit any further assessments. For numeracy the threshold is S...
Mon, 30 Apr, 2018 at 9:40 AM
What is the difference between contextualised and specialised assessment?
Specialised assessments are contextualised assessments that are specific to a particular course and would be developed and used in the context of the qualif...
Mon, 30 Apr, 2018 at 9:41 AM
How long should a provider hold onto their paper-based Assessment Tool scripts?
Providers should keep their paper records for seven years, as per general information storage guidelines. Judgement can be applied to shorten the storag...
Mon, 30 Apr, 2018 at 9:41 AM
How can Learners get a result above the selected non-adaptive assessment range?
When a Learner gets all or nearly all of the questions in a non-adaptive assessment correct they will be located above the scale locations of all or most o...
Mon, 30 Apr, 2018 at 9:42 AM
Why is there no ‘don’t know’ option for Learners?
The analysis that runs behind the responses a Learner makes is designed to accommodate instances where a Learner appears to have guessed an answer – this mi...
Mon, 30 Apr, 2018 at 9:42 AM
The Learner reports provide an estimated best fit across the Steps (eg Reading). How does this reporting relate to spiky profiles, the range of reading comprehension strategies and range of vocabulary strategies?
The reports locate a Learner's achievement on the adult learning progressions. They provide a solid starting point for further exploration to identify...
Mon, 30 Apr, 2018 at 9:43 AM
Help! I'm still stuck!
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Mon, 30 Apr, 2018 at 9:43 AM