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CHECKING YOUR PROGRESS ON THE LMS

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There are a wealth of resources available to you on the LMS. You can check your progress by visiting the Check Progress page, either by clicking on the icon on the homepage of the LMS or by clicking on the icon next to the ‘Check’ section under UMAT resources: 

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When you arrive on the Check Progress page, you can view your progress with the practice exams or drills by clicking on the relevant tab:

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Practice exams

You will see a drop down list of your UMAT exams and information about their completion. Click on the drop-down arrow to see more information about a completed exam attempt (your most recently completed exam will automatically display): 

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Here you will find the following information: 

• Exam score: your raw score (number of questions you got right) 

• Percentile ranking: your percentile ranking for the overall exam (that is, how your overall raw score compares to other students’ attempts) 

• Exam completed: the date your exam attempt was completed, and the time taken to complete it

• Your score and percentile ranking for each of the three constructs (Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving, Understanding People and Non-Verbal Reasoning)

• You can review your exam attempt and chosen answers by clicking ‘Review now’

• The graph shows you how your scores compare to the scores of other students who have completed the exam (click on the graph to zoom in)

 

Drills 

At the top of the drills page, you will find the following information: 

• The number of drills you have completed

• A pie chart showing the distribution of your completed drills (which construct you have been focussing on the most) 

• The proportion of available drills for each construct that you have completed 

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Scrolling down, you will see a grid containing all drills, as well as information about your attempts. Click on the appropriate links to attempt or review a drill. 

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You can also apply filters to the grid, to show only a specific group of drills: 

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Checking your progress will help you identify the next step in your preparation and will give you an extra boost of motivation!  

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Dr Edward is an academic with over thirty years of experience teaching in Australian universities. He has published several articles on educational research and has delivered numerous papers/keynote addresses at several International Teaching and Learning Conferences. He has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching. He has a long-standing interest in Psychometric measurement and spent time at educational research institutes such as the ETS (Princeton, USA) and NFER (Slough, UK). Ed also lectured at several universities in various countries such as Brazil, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, USA and UK. He has been a Consultant and an Expert Witness for several organisations.


Dr Edward has been training students for tests such as the UMAT for over two decades. Among his successful students include his own children, both of whom were offered places in all medical schools and held Monash Scholarships for Exceptional Achievement (awarded to the best incoming student each year). They are not only the youngest doctors to be accepted into the training programs of the most competitive of medical specialties, but have also won medals for obtaining the top score in the country in the specialist training theory and clinical exams held by the Royal Colleges (eg, see RACP News, Vol 32, No 2, April 2012, p 27). His daughter won an unprecedented three medals in the nationwide Fellowship exams ('The Mole' ACD Issue 102, Spring 2014, p 8, 18; Health Link, Dec 2014 Issue 19, p 14). Ed will aim to pass on to you the advice he gave his children which contributed to their unparalleled success. Ed comes from a family of 26 doctors.


Dr Edward is a member of International Society for Intelligence Research, International Test Commission and an invited member of numerous professional organisations related to psychometric/educational/aptitude & personality testing. He is also the Practice Manager of a Medical Centre and has a wide knowledge of the health profession and health-related issues.