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Deep and Surface: The SOLO taxonomy used in e-asTTle

The deep and surface scores which are used in e-asTTle Reading, Maths, Panui and Pangarau are based on the SOLO taxonomy. SOLO stands for ‘Structure of observed learning outcomes’. The taxonomy has five levels to describe the quality of student

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The Rasch Model in e-asTTle

This section explains some of the underlying test theory used in e-asTTle for those who are interested. For a simplified explanation, see Guidelines on creating a good test. For an explanation of the Multi-facet Rasch Model used in scoring Writing,

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Guessing Correction

For Reading and Maths, an extra feature of e-asTTle scoring is a ‘guessing correction’ that excludes unlikely responses from the scoring calculation. When students correctly answer questions at a considerably higher curriculum level than expected given their overall response pattern,

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Target Setting

Why use target setting? o Targets help you focus on important areas, and set expectations for you and your students. o As part of planning students’ pathways for learning, Senior management may use target setting for strategic planning, allocating resources,

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How e-asTTle Adaptive Tests Work

For a basic comparison of Custom and Adaptive tests, see Selecting a Test Type.   When you create an Adaptive test, seven mini-tests are created behind the scenes. The first mini-test has the questions all students assigned to the test

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