The Assessment Types

There are four types of assessments you can create in Otus:

The structure for each assessment type varies. We've provided an overview of each type and related resources below.


Simple Assessments

Great for:

  • Quick Checks

  • Exit Tickets

  • Comprehension Checks

Types of questions it offers:

  • Multiple Choice

  • True/False

  • Short Answer

Assessment Builder View

Student View

Grading View

Click below to start creating a Simple Assessment!


Rubric Assessments

Great for:

  • Essays/papers

  • Submitting artifacts or documents (Google docs, video, images... click HERE for more information on what a student can upload into a rubric.)

  • Performance-based grades

➡️ Please note that student submission is not required for the rubric assessment. If the students don't need to attach or upload anything for grading, you can just assign and grade the rubric without needing the students to submit it from their accounts.

Types of questions it offers:

  • You can add multiple descriptors (which essentially serve as categories).

  • You can add multiple performance levels within each descriptor.

Assessment Builder View

Student View

Grading View - Whole-Class

Grading View - Individual

Click below to start creating a Rubric Assessment!


Advanced

Great for:

  • Replicating activities that can be found on worksheets

  • Creating assessments for all content areas but especially for math assessments

  • Making longer, more detailed assessments

  • Utilizing many different question types

  • Scoring questions in a variety of different ways such as partial credit, alternate answers, etc.

Types of questions it offers:

Too many to list! There are over 60 question types you can create in an Advanced Assessment. Click HERE to learn more about them! Here are just SOME of the question types available in advanced assessments:

Assessment Builder View

Student View

Grading View

Click below to start creating an Advanced Assessment!


Plus (+)

Great for:

  • Entering grades for an assessment that wasn't given in Otus

  • Quickly entering a single score

Types of questions it offers:

Plus Assessments don't actually have questions for students to answer. Creating a Plus Assessment essentially adds a column in the gradebook for an assessment or assignment (such as a worksheet that was completed by hand) that wasn't given in Otus.

Assessment Builder View

This assessment is "created" while you are in the gradebook. Clicking the + in the upper-left corner of the gradebook will generate this view below:

Student View

Since this is not an assessment that students actually take in Otus, there isn't a student view.

Grading View

You can add a Plus (+) assessment to both the points and standards gradebook. As illustrated in the screenshots below, how you grade each will look a little different.

Click below to start creating a Plus (+) Assessment!


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