The Student Confidence Rating tool in Aware Premium allows test authors to display face icons during an assessment that lets students rate how confident they feel about their answer choices. Student Confidence Rating provides insights to educators about a student’s decision-making and metacognitive skills. This insight tool provides students with a way to give actionable feedback regarding how confident they felt about their assessment responses.
- Navigate to Author Assessments. Select a test.
- Click the Online tab. Under Test Settings, select the Enable Confidence Rating slider. For new assessments, Confidence Rating will be enabled by default.
- Click Preview Online Testing to open the test preview window to see the confidence rating face icon if desired.
Step 1: Navigate to Author Assessments. Select a test or create a new assessment.
Step 2: Click the Online tab. Under Test Settings, select the Enable Confidence Rating slider. The confidence rating is enabled by default for all new assessments made with an Aware Premium license. Assessments made prior to activating an Aware Premium license will not allow confidence rating. To disable confidence rating, navigate to Test Settings and deselect the Enable Confidence Rating slider.
If a test is active or pending and there are no test entries, you can enable confidence rating. To enable confidence rating on a test that already has test entries, you must delete all test entries first.
Step 3: Click Preview Online Testing to open the test preview window to see the confidence rating face icon if desired.
Aware Premium’s Student Confidence Rating tool encourages students to use metacognitive skills to reflect on their answers during an assessment. The icons and phrasing are student-friendly to appeal to a learner’s perspective. Learners with metacognitive awareness articulate their own strengths and make decisions about their own learning to fuel their progress.
In Aware Premium, students have the option to rate their confidence for each question while taking an online assessment. Students answer questions as usual. After selecting an answer, students can click on a face icon to choose whether they felt highly confident, neutrally confident, or not confident about their selected answer choice. Students may skip the option to rate their confidence without repercussions. The phrases “I got it,” “I’m almost there,” and “I’m still learning” appear with three different face icons. These phrases have been translated into Spanish as well.
Once students have rated their confidence, the face icon reverses color to show it has been selected. Students continue to the next assessment question. Data collected on confidence is accessible in Aware Data Views. Accessing student confidence data in Aware Single Test Analysis is under development.
For students who use Confidence Rating, educators gain insight into a student’s decision-making, and the results provide an additional lens for interpreting student data. With Confidence Rating, students may reflect on their answer choices during an assessment.
In Aware Data Views, confidence level responses are displayed in the Student Individual Responses view.
The overall percentage of confidence level responses displays in the Summary view.
In Single Test Analysis, confidence rating data shows in the Learning Standards Summary tab (Tab 2) and Item Response Analysis tab (Tab 3).
In the Learning Standards Summary tab, confidence displays as an overall percentage of students with high confidence compared to Depth of Knowledge and by standard. When no standard is selected, a summary of all standards displays under each DOK level.
The total DOK high confidence percentage is calculated by taking all of the questions under the specified DOK level and tallying the high-confidence responses. The count of high-confidence responses is divided by the total number of responses for all of the questions under that specific DOK level. This calculation allows educators to analyze confidence by the DOK of the items on the assessment.
Specific standard high-confidence percentages are calculated by tallying the high-confidence responses under a specified standard. The count of high-confidence responses is divided by the total number of responses collected for all of the questions under that specific standard.
The total number of responses includes high confidence, neutral confidence, no confidence, and skipped confidence. This allows the percentage calculation to account for all students and can identify that students are confident with a standard at DOK 1 but struggle at DOK 2 or 3.
The Item Response Analysis tab (Tab 3) shows individual student item-level responses for Confidence Rating. Users can also filter by Confidence Rating. Tab 3 is coming soon!
Analyzing Student Confidence
Confidence rating is a useful tool when reviewing assessments. Educators can use student confidence responses to guide student grouping and intervention or enrichment needs. Through confidence results, you may discover students who have low confidence because they are not comfortable with the assessed skills, have low self-esteem, or struggle with online assessments because of the item types or a lack of student support usage. You may also discover students who are excelling in performance and are highly confident in the material, and require additional enrichment to support their learning.
For more information on Student Confidence Rating, view the video of Quick Tips Using the Student Confidence Rating Tool in Aware Premium.
The following tables provide information on evaluating student confidence rating data.
Student Confidence Rating - Correct Answers
Student Confidence Rating - Incorrect Answers
Student Confidence Rating - Partial Answers