Interpreting the Student Results Book:
This article provides definitions for the most common elements of the Student Results Book. The particular components for an assignment’s grade can vary between Digital Clinical Experiences, depending on the competencies being taught and evaluated, so itemized columns in your Student Results Book may look different than the example shown below.
You can organize any column in the results book in ascending or descending order by clicking on the arrow buttons right next to the column name. This feature can be useful if you wish to organize student grades.
View Section: If your course is broken up into different sections, you can select your section from the drop-down menu in the right corner.
Student Name: Students are listed by last name, first name by default. The number in parentheses next to the student’s name indicates how many times they started the assignment. If the number is greater than one, you can click on the chevron next to the student’s name to see any grades on previous attempts.
Status: This column will let you know if a student has completed and turned in their assignment, as well as what date they submitted the assignment.
If there is a number in parentheses in this column, it means that the student has reopened the assignment to remediate. You can click on the chevron next to the number to see any previous grades on the assignment prior to remediation.
Status types for Shadow Health assignments:
- Not Attempted: Student has not yet started the assignment.
- In Progress: Student has started the assignment, but has not yet turned it in.
- Completed: Student has turned in the assignment for grading.
- Completed (Late): The student submitted the assignment after the established due date.
- Reviewed: Student has completed the assignment, and the faculty has left a comment for the student on their feedback page.
The status is also hot-linked to each individual student’s immediate feedback, if you wish to look at a particular student’s results in more detail.
DCE Score: This is the normalized score the student receives on the assignment, and is Shadow Health’s recommended score for grading purposes. Most assignments in Shadow Health have a DCE score.
SPI Score: This is the “raw” score your students receive on the assignment before any normalization is applied.
For information on the differences between the DCE and SPI scores, please refer to this article: The DCE and SPI scores
Itemized Scoring: Following the SPI score column, there are a series of columns that break down the students’ DCE grades into their component parts for the assignment, so you can see at a glance how students are performing in particular areas.
To give an example, here is an image of the columns for a Focused Exam in our Health Assessment Digital Clinical Experience. There is a DCE Score, an SPI Score, and then different columns for itemized grades for Subjective Data Collection, Objective Data Collection, Care Plan, and Education and Empathy. Information Processing is marked as N/A, because that is not a graded item on this assignment.
Time Spent: Following the itemized scoring, you can also see the total amount of time your student spent on the assignment in Shadow Health.
For more information, please consult the walk-through videos below: