Are you ready to grade an Advanced Assessment you've assigned?

First, you'll need to access the assessment.

  • Locate the assessment by navigating to your Assigned Assessments module and choosing the correct class.

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Grade the Assessment

First, select the student you wish to grade.

❗ If your assessment used a standards-based grading scale, you will not see the Score column as shown in the above screenshot (which uses the points grading scale).

➡️ For Ungraded Questions (questions that need manual scoring):

  • Ungraded questions will appear at the top of the page. Once they have been graded, they will move back to their respective position on the assessment.

  • If an Item has two questions in it, and one involves manually scoring, the entire Item moves to the top of the page.

  • Click into each box to add a score or select a performance level from the dropdown menu, then click Save.

  • Once all ungraded questions have been graded, the assessment will revert back to listing the Items in numerical order.

➡️ For Auto-Scored Questions

  • All auto-scored questions have color indicators:

❗ Auto-scoring will be slightly different depending on if the assessment is using a points-based or standards-based scale.

Points-Based

  • Questions that were set to auto-score will already have points awarded. You can manually change any score.

❗ Important Note: If you see scoring oddities, such as more points being awarded than the question is worth (example: 1.22/1), the likely cause is that one of your questions does not have a correct answer set. When you have multiple questions in one item, not setting a correct answer for any question will have an impact on how the rest of the questions are scored. If you need additional assistance with a scoring oddity, please reach out to us in our chat feature!

If you would like to see more information on the different auto-scoring options for points-based assessments, check out this resource.

Standards-Based

  • Questions that were set to auto-score will already have a performance level awarded. You can manually change any performance level.

❗ Important Notes:

  • Questions on a standards-based assessment are graded on an all-or-nothing basis; by default, if the answer is entirely correct, the student will earn the highest performance level. If any part of the answer is incorrect, the student will earn the lowest performance level.

  • If you want to change the auto-scoring options so that a correct answer earns something other than the highest mastery level, and/or an incorrect answer earns something other than the lowest mastery level, click here.

  • Partial-credit scoring options such as Partial Match per Response and Partial Match do not apply when scoring questions that use a standards-based grading scale.

  • You will not see a total score for an assessment that uses a standards-based scale.


Adjust the Overall Score

If you want to adjust the overall score of the assessment without changing the score of an individual question, follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Navigate to the top of the assessment.

  • Step 2: Click inside the box labeled Adjustments.

  • Step 3: Click the up or down arrows to add or take away points, OR type in the adjustment you'd like. See the clip below:

Please note that this can only be done with an assessment that uses the points grading scale.


Edit Status

To edit the status of the student's assessment, follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Navigate to the top of the assessment.

  • Step 2: Select a status from the "Select Status" drop down menu.


Leave a Comment

To leave a comment on the student's assessment, follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Scroll to the bottom of the assessment.

  • Step 2: Click Leave a Comment. There is a character limit of 1000.


Add to the Student Portfolio

To add this test to the student's portfolio, you can select the star icon from the grading page, or you can select the star from within the student's assessment itself.

➡️ What happens when you add the assessment to the student's portfolio?

  • Students and parents will be able to see a quick-view of the assessment grade.

  • Students and parents will be able to see the contents of the assessment, as well as the answers.


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