ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

4.12.1 Interpreting the Pie Chart


A pie chart expresses the results of a given assessment. It contains the following types of information:
  • The topics included in the syllabus.
  • The relative size of the parts of the syllabus.
  • To what extent the student has mastered each part of the syllabus, according to the assessment results.
Each color-coded slice of the pie chart refers to a particular part of the syllabus, such as Probability. The portion of the chart taken up by any one area (slice) reflects the size of that area relative to others in the given syllabus.
The degree to which each slice is filled by darker color shows the extent to which the student has mastered that area.
By placing the pointer over one of the slices of the pie chart, the slice expands out of the pie, displaying a list of concepts the student is currently ready to learn. Not every slice necessarily contains such a list, even if the slice has not yet been fully mastered. This is because a student may not be ready to learn a concept in a given slice before concepts in another slice have been mastered. Clicking on any one of these concepts takes the user into the Learning Mode to begin working on that concept.