What does the system do?

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What does the LLN Robot System Do?

The LLN Robot system is used to manage the assessment and support of learners regarding their language, literacy and numeracy needs.

The LLN Robot System consists of two main parts:

  1. Online LLN Assessment. 
  2. Generating training profiles and training support programs.

The LLN Robot Online LLN Quiz has been designed to give an indication of a learner’s abilities across the 5 core skills of the ACSF. These are Learning, Reading, Writing, Oral Communication and Numeracy. The outcome of the online assessment is the first step in considering the support needs of the learner. 

The online assessment reacts dynamically to the answers of the learner and gets progressively easier or more difficult based on how the person is doing. This prevents learners from being asked questions that are either too easy or too difficult to save on assessment time and reduce negative assessment experiences.

There are four online quizzes to choose from based on the requirements of the course of study:

  • ACSF 3. This quiz assesses all 5 core skills up to ACSF level 3. This quiz is significantly shorter and is useful for learners who are engaging in low certificate levels that do not utilise higher ACSF core skills.
  • ACSF 4. This quiz assesses all 5 core skills up to ACSF level 4.
  • VSL-LLN. This quiz assesses Reading and Numeracy Exit Level 3. This quiz is not dynamic in nature due to the specific requirements of the VET Student Loan legislation.
  • ACSF 3 Short Course. This quiz assesses the Reading, Writing and Numeracy core skills up to ACSF level 3. This quiz is significantly shorter and is useful for learners who are involved in single unit training or short courses that do not utilise higher ACSF core skills.

All assessments are based on the community domain of communication, using examples from everyday life to avoid bias relating to specific training or working environments and experience. This approach keeps the assessments fair, valid and accessible to all learners.

At the end of the quiz a profile is generated based on the learner’s responses. This profile scores the core skills from levels 0-4 (or a pass/fail in regards to the VSL-LLN Quiz). These results are stored in a secure database and accessed by the trainer/assessor or LLN representative of the training organisation. The score given for Oral Communication relates specifically to the listening component of the core skill. Spoken oral communication must be evaluated separately by speaking with the learner. The profile can then be reviewed and adjusted based on this interaction and any other evidence (e.g. completing enrolment forms and questionnaires or interviews), or any other issues that are identified that may create a learning barrier for the student based on their current language, literacy or numeracy skills.

This profile can then be compared to the profile of the course of study, generating a support program designed for each individual learner to meet their specific needs. 

Note: The VET Student Loan Test cannot be compared to the profile of the course of study as it assesses only Reading and Numeracy Exit Level 3 as per the specific requirements of the VET Student Loan legislation.

LLN Robot uses a purpose built a diagnostic tool to determine the required ACSF/core skill levels of a unit of competency. The system uses a series of language analysis algorithms to scan the content of a unit of competency to identify trigger words and phrases and their associated values based on the training package, ACSF performance indicators and the AQF (certificate) level of the unit. This data is used to generate a training profile that reflects the core skills required to understand and perform the criteria outlined in the unit.

As learner profiles and training profiles are compared by the system, a detailed report and training support program are generated to outline the mechanisms that can be used to support the learner’s development, as well as a series of self-paced activities in the form of training supplements to be completed in conjunction with, or prior to the formal training program.

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