ELMs tests are automatically scored, with individual and group reports available immediately after the tests are completed. ACER’s dynamic online assessment and reporting system is designed to provide teachers with a flexible, time efficient system to manage candidates, tests and reporting.
ELMs reporting provides: raw scores, percentile ranks within the school, and scale scores, which allow comparisons among test takers and tracking progress over time*. Teachers can easily investigate pupils' answers and see their correct and incorrect responses alongside question difficulty information, and can quickly access the full test questions for in-depth analysis.
The interactive reporting allows teachers to filter and sort data, display data in a variety of formats, including graphical representations, and export data as excel files or printer friendly PDFs.
The interactive group reporting allows teachers to filter and sort data, display data in a variety of formats, including graphical representations and export data as excel files or printer friendly PDFs.
Teachers can easily see which questions each pupil answered correctly, incorrect responses, full question content and question difficulty level. This information helps identify what pupils can do and in which areas individuals or groups may benefit from further support.
Data can be sorted in relation to student information (name, raw score, scale score, percentile or stanine) or in relation to question information (in order, by question difficulty or classification) to identify response trends and student learning needs.
Group report - graphical representation
The individual pupil report (pdf) includes a pupil’s test raw score, a percentile rank compared to their school year group and a scale score compared to the average scale score for their school year group.
The described achievement scale gives quantitative results (scores) as well as qualitative descriptions of the kinds of skills, knowledge and understanding that is associated with different scores. This is particularly useful for conversations with pupils and parents providing clear information about where a child is in their learning.
Pupils can be supported in an age-appropriate way to understand what they already can do and encouraged to participate in the planning and progression of their learning journey.
The reports can also be used to start a dialogue with parents about what they can do to support their child’s progress.
Once pupils have completed at least two tests in the same learning area, the valuable progress reporting will be available for teachers and school leaders.
This feature can be used to measure pupil progress over time or compare different cohorts over time. Up to six groups of pupils and date ranges can be selected to compare.
*Progress reporting is available once students complete two or more ELMs cycles, allowing teachers to measure individual and group progress over time.