I have data that classifies users into two status categories:
- Needs attention
- No action required
These users have taken tests and that data leads to this status. But the status is derived from the expected score for this candidate, not the test outcome itself. Deviating from the expected outcome does not mean you failed or passed. If the outcome was expected, status is no action required. If the outcome was not in the expected range (either too high or too low), status is needs attention.
This is of course prone to confusion. If I put a green checkmark when status is no action required this can give the impression that the user scored high on the test. And to show needs attention as a red circle with a cross in it looks like the user scored low. When in fact a high score could still require attention if it was higher than expected, and a low score could be ok if it was expected.
The status per user can be pulled up and printed. Someone working offline could flip through sheets of statuses and should be able to quickly pick out the ones that need attention.
Brings me to the question: How would you express the statuses no action required and needs attention while avoiding the judgemental impression of a fail or pass.
For needs attention I'm thinking along the lines of a 'danger triangle' but that might still be too close to 'there is a problem' which is not the case per say...just needs to be looked at.