At times, it's necessary to allow students to retake a particular assessment. Otus allows you to accomplish that in a few different ways. First, you'll want to think about who needs to retake the assessment. Second, you'll want to consider how you'd like to handle the original score.

➡️ Still need to assign the assessment? Click here to review how to assign assessments.

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Option 1: Unsubmit the Assessment

Advanced and Simple assessments have an unsubmit option. For information on unsubmitting a rubric assessment, click here.

Unsubmitting can be done from the student list within the assigned assessment

➡️ Which students are impacted?

  • You can unsubmit individual students' assessments.

➡️ What happens to the original score?

  • When you unsubmit an advanced or simple assessment, the student's work and answers are saved in the assessment; unsubmitting does not remove previous work and answers. Any auto or manual scoring is removed from both the student's assessment and the gradebook and is not recoverable.

Option 2: Allow Multiple Attempts

When you assign the assessment, you can toggle on the option to Allow Multiple Attempts. This allows students to take the assessment again after their first attempt has been graded. 

➡️ Which students are impacted?

  • This will be available for all students included in the original assignment. If you assigned it to your whole class, the whole class can retake the assessment.

➡️ What happens to the original score?

  • After the original assessment is graded, a student's second attempt completely overwrites the scores from the original attempt. The original score is not stored for reference and cannot be restored.
    To learn more about adjusting the assignment settings, visit the link below.

Option 3: Assign the Assessment Again

From your assessment drafts list, assign the assessment to the class or select students a second time. 

➡️ Which students are impacted?

  • This allows you to select the whole class, individual students, or student groups to take the assessment again.

➡️ What happens to the original score?

  • This preserves the scores from the original attempt and creates two columns in your points gradebook or two attempts at the linked standards in the standards gradebook.

Option 4: Manage Assignees

To re-assign the assessment to select students, you can manage the assignees of the original assignment.

  • Step 1: Head to the Manage Assignees section of your assessment.

  • Step 2: Uncheck the box beside the student's name. This will remove their first attempt entirely and delete their score.

  • Step 3: Re-check the same box beside the student's name to make the assessment available to them again. 

➡️ Which students are impacted?

  • Only the selected students are able to start the assessment again.

➡️ What happens to the original score?

  • The original score is deleted entirely, providing the student with a fresh start. The original score is not recoverable.

Option 5: Clone the Assessment

By cloning the assessment and giving it a different name, you are able to differentiate the two attempts in the gradebook.

➡️ Which students are impacted?

  • You would simply assign the new assessment to your entire class or the selected students.

➡️ What happens to the original score?

  • The original assessment score is saved. This will create two separate assessment columns in your points gradebook since you've created two distinct assessments.

💡 Tip from the Otus Team: To excuse the original attempt but preserve the record of the score, you can mark the assignment status in the gradebook as Exempt or Excused. The score still shows in the gradebook for reference but is not included in the calcuation of the overall score.

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