alta suggests a student is “struggling” when we confidently believe the student is doing poorly on a Learning Objective in an Assignment. alta employs a sophisticated model which considers the student's learning history – the number of questions they've answered, the difficulty of those questions, and how they've answered them – to determine whether a student is at risk of not mastering a given Learning Objective.
We will also e-mail you a digest of Learning Objectives that most students are struggling with on active assignments.
This information is provided so you can intervene with other teaching methods that may help your student master the material. alta will continue recommending content to a struggling student to help them master the Assignment, however sometimes it is most helpful for instructors to offer additional materials, get tutoring or suggest further practice.