NGRT individual report for teachers
This report focuses on results for an individual student. It opens with the sections:
- Why use NGRT Digital?
- Relationship between NGRT Digital scores which are very similar to those in the NGRT Digital Group report.
Example results are annotated.
The NGRT Digital Individual report for teachers offers an analysis of responses to both the sentence completion and passage comprehension parts of the test and an analysis of the types of comprehension questions achieved by each student.
The graph above shows the full set of scores and a graphical representation of the results from the sentence completion part of the test.
All questions have been put onto a scale representing the difficulty of each question and the same scale has been used to establish the reading ability level of an average student at any given age. Thereby, a student begins the sentence completion test with a question that is slightly below the difficulty level that would match the age-related reading ability level. This is shown on the graphic about as ‘Question difficulty’ and ‘Reading Ability scale’.
The test adjusts quickly to present questions of either increasing or decreasing difficulty depending on whether the student answers correctly or incorrectly.
At the end of this part of the test, the student’s reading ability is recalculated and this new Reading Ability Scale score determines which part of the NGRT Digital will be administered next.
The graph above shows the graphical representation of responses to the passage comprehension part of the test. The same ‘Question difficulty’ and ‘Reading Ability scale’ have been used. In this part of the test, students must read and complete each passage before moving onto the next one; that is, the passages are not adaptive. However, after the initial passage, the student’s reading ability is re-calculated and an appropriate next passage is administered.
Comprehension questions have been classified and an analysis of which questions have been achieved by the student is shown in the table.
Finally, this report includes a short narrative which will highlight the need, if any, for further assessment and recommend an appropriate next step.
Where students have been administered the Phonics part of NGRT Digital, these scores are given in a table with a short narrative which takes into account both the age of the student and the test results.