Calibrate provides reports that give you what you need to create efficient study plans, track your progress, target learning before an end-of-course exam, and have productive conversations with your faculty to guide your learning.
Once you complete your assessment, you’ll immediately receive a summary of your performance. The reporting compares you to peers at a similar point in the course. It also guides you to the correct answer while calibrating your comfort level with the material.
To access your reports in Calibrate, click on “My Assessments” from the top main menu. This will display the Calibrate dashboard. Every assessment assigned to you will be listed in the dashboard.
If you have not taken your assessment, you will see the words “Not Available” listed under “Reports.”
Reports are available for completed assessments. From the “Reports” dropdown menu, you can select either your Individual Progress Report or your Personal Performance Report.
The Personal Performance Report offers a view of where you are within your clinical learning calibration. The first part provides a visual representation of where you are, and text to indicate what your next steps should be.
On the left is your Clinical Learning Calibration (CLC). Your CLC is a unique metric that combines three elements, Accuracy, Certainty, and Efficiency. Use your CLC to help you identify:
- The content you have already mastered
- What requires more study and application
- Warnings for areas where your certainty and mastery of your knowledge are miscalibrated.
Clicking on any section of the pie chart will show a more detailed explanation of that section.
On the right side of the screen is the current state of your learning progress. “Where you are now” provides a detailed explanation of your current calibration.
The color of the flag determines the status of your calibration. Clicking on the information icon will show the meaning of each flag.
- Green indicates your progress is on track
- Yellow indicates you need to review specific cases to strengthen your knowledge in certain topics
- Red is a warning that you will need to thoroughly review the content to make sure you grasp the concepts and are confident in your understanding of them.
The What’s Next section calculates your accuracy, efficiency, and certainty as well as your overall progress. This is where you can find coaching tips to help you focus on areas that you need to improve. You can use this to plan your next steps and to address your knowledge and confidence gaps.
The second half of the Personal Performance Report allows you to review your results for each topic area.
The table breaks down what you were assessed on, how you did on the assessment, and a deeper dive into the teaching points of the case. The teaching points provide answers to the questions from your assessment while guiding you to resources to help reinforce your learning. You can also sort the information by column based on these categories:
- Learning Objectives
- Clinical Learning Calibration
- Case Completion
- Teaching Points
- Case number
You can use this information to create a learning plan to address your knowledge gaps and strengthen your confidence in your understanding of the case content. You can also use the links to go directly to the referenced case content that you need to review.
While the Personal Performance Report is based on a specific assessment, the Individual Progress Report will show you your progress over the course of both the early – and the late – exams.
In this example, the Individual Progress Report shows the calibration for the Early submission. This sets your baseline at the beginning of your clerkship. The Learning Progress section shows where you are in your understanding of the content and your confidence in clinical diagnostics.
Once you complete the late assessment, you will be able to compare your progress to your metrics from your earlier exam. Again, you can use the data from the late assessment to further determine the areas in which you need to improve.
Once you have access to your reports, you have the ability to share them with your advisors or academic coach. Sharing allows you to work collaboratively to build a plan for improvement. To share your report:
- Go to the “My Assessments” dashboard
- Select a report from the dropdown menu
- In your open report, click the share icon in the top-right corner.
In the next dialog box, enter the email of the person you would like to share your report with. You also have the option to include a message to the recipient.
Once you are done, click on “Share.” The recipient will receive an email that includes your Individual Progress Report.