Auto-detect is a PREVIEW feature in Reading Progress that estimates errors based on common pronunciation. Auto-detect supports a number of dialects and pronunciations, and may assess student performance poorly if it interprets the uploaded document as the wrong language. For example, it may detect errors in a French document because it is monitoring for French pronunciation instead of French Canadian pronunciation. To ensure your documents are detected properly, follow the steps below.
Set your document language
Open a Word or PDF document in Microsoft Word
If you are using a PDF, you can still open it in Word by going to the File menu, choosing Open, and selecting the desired PDF
After the document is open in Word, go to the Review tab
Select the language you're using from the list
See the list of currently supported languages on the next tab
Save the Word document, this will retain your chosen language settings
If you began with a PDF, you can save it as a Word document.
Select this passage after choosing Upload Word or PDF in Reading Progress
Languages that can use the Auto-detect feature
Auto-detect is a PREVIEW feature in Reading Progress that estimates errors based on common pronunciation. Documents in most languages can be uploaded and marked manually. Languages that are currently supported by Auto-detect include:
Arabic, Saudi Arabia
Arabic, United Arab Emirates
Chinese, Hong Kong
English, United States
English, Great Britain
English, New Zealand
We are working to include more languages and dialects. Use your discretion to mark errors manually when the speech detection does not meet the needs of your student.