new feature> Changes to Telemetry Screen
At the bottom of the image shown below, there is a green/yellow/red indicator with a white line marked by white arrowheads on each side (see yellow arrow). This white line serves as a measurement of how well the examinee is doing in terms of data gathered and questions responded on time.To assist test proctors in administering tests under optimal conditions, the “Eye Tracker Telemetry” screen now appears in between sessions with a multi-colored gauge that shows how well the examinee is doing with respect to two issues: 1- amount of data gathered by the Eye Tracker and 2- number of questions unanswered before time runs out. A lack of sufficient data and a high percentage of answered questions make it impossible to calculate a credibility score on an EyeDetect test.
It is vital that the examinee’s test status remains in the green area; this implies that the Eye Tracker is gathering data for eye behavior and/or the examinee is responding to a sufficient number of questions. This indicator measures examinee performance cumulatively across testing sessions during the EyeDetect test.
The area to the left of the indicator called “Test Status” will show a summary of each session. For example, session one (shown below in red) indicates that the Eye Tracker had difficulty gathering data from the left and right eyes. It also shows using green color that sessions 2 and 3 contained sufficient data and timely responses.
If there is an excessive amount of lost Eye Tracker data or if the examinee is not responded to a large number of questions, a dialog box will appear onscreen during a test, after each session in question, informing the test proctor that the test may not have enough information to be scored. (See yellow arrows.)
If sufficient corrections are not made, it is better to abort the test, make adjustments, and start over.The test proctor must take corrective actions to make the examinee more compliant. This includes ensuring sufficient light in the room, no glare from glasses if worn, etc.
new feature> Text-to-speech is a default setting
Prior to taking an EyeDetect test, the examinee/test proctor must review and complete the questions found in the “Initiate test” dialog box. The “Text to Speech” option (shown circled in red below) will now be a default setting—if the test to be taken has audio-visual instructions (AV instructions) available.
Recall that multi-issue tests now include AV instructions due to the more complex nature of instructing the examinee on all issues to be reviewed.
In short, the “Text to Speech” option is now a default setting to help customers become accustomed to using AV instructions.
Note: headphones or an external speaker are required to hear the AV instructions.
new feature> Updated test results grid
Within the Converus Dashboard, the test results grid has been redesigned to more easily show the results of each test and to indicate an overall recommendation for the examinee. The scores for the R1 and R2 issues are now color-coded and shown in slightly larger, colored text: green = credible and red = deceptive. In addition, there is a new “Guidance” column that makes one of three suggestions about each examinee: 1) Recommended, 2) Not Recommended, and 3) Indeterminate. (See red arrow in image below.)
If the examinee receives a score of 50 or above for the R1 and R2 issues, that person is “Recommended.”
If the examinee has a score lower than 50 for either R1 or R2 issues, that person is “Not Recommended.” An examinee may have credible R1 and R2 scores but be “Not Recommended” for a variety of reasons, the exact reason will be noted below the recommendation.
The “Indeterminate” category is given when it is impossible to provide a score. This occurs for a variety of reasons including: 1) insufficient data from the Eye Tracker, 2) a high percentage of questions are not answered in a timely manner, or 3) the test was a “Demo.”
Various examples follow:
When there are many variables at play, this guidance will allow customers to focus more on test outcome rather than determining an outcome.
new feature> Updated reports
The HTML and PDF versions of the examinee’s test report have been updated to show a “Guidance” directive in the test information section of the first page of the report (see yellow arrow below).
In addition, the “Conclusion” section of the report has been streamlined and enhanced with more concise language that correlates with the Guidance given.