Designing and Evaluating an Interactive Score Report for Students

Author(s):
Vezzu, Margaret; VanWinkle, Waverely; Zapata-Rivera, Diego
Publication Year:
2012
Report Number:
RM-12-01
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Subject/Key Words:
student score reports, middle school, interactive, usability study, student engagement, score report design principles

Abstract

In an effort to make students active participants in their learning and to consider students’ score reporting needs, we have designed an interactive student score report for middle school students that implements a guided-instructional activity aimed at facilitating student understanding of score report information and improving student engagement. This paper showcases an interactive student score report developed for the Cognitively Based Assessment of, for, and as Learning (CBAL™) initiative and reports on results from an initial usability study, as well as revisions made to the original version of the score report based upon results from the initial usability study and expert feedback. In addition, results are presented from a follow-up usability study comparing the graphical representations in Version 1 of the score report to Version 2 of the report.

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