Assessment Settings

Overview of the settings available when assigning an assessment.

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Written by Brooke Fodor
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There are several optional settings you can choose from when assigning assessments. This article will provide you with an overview, along with embedded links to specific documentation for each setting.

Settings Available for All Assessments

  • Due Date: Establishes a date and time for when the assessment is due.

  • Start Date (assign at a later date): Auto-assign an assessment at a selected date and time.

  • Availability Windows: Set specific dates and times for when students can enter an assessment.

  • Instructions: Add instructions for students to see before starting the assessment.

  • Allow Post Grading Review: Allow students to review a graded assessment with or without displaying correct answers.

  • Lockdown Browser: Eliminates the ability to use external websites while taking an assessment. Note - The student must have the Respondus lockdown browser installed on their device in order to utilize this feature.

  • Time Limit: Set the number of minutes students have to complete an assessment.

  • Allow Multiple Attempts: Allow students to attempt the same assessment multiple times. Each new attempt overrides any previous attempt.

  • Allow Graded Assessments with the Status of "Missing" to be Submitted: Allow students to submit an assessment that has been graded and marked as missing.

Settings Available for Specific Assessment Types

  • Include Score in Final Grade: Available for assessments using a points grading scale. When toggled OFF the assessment grade appears in the gradebook for teachers and students to view, but the status is marked as Excluded and the score does not factor into the student's overall grade.

  • Show Correct Answers: Available for Advanced and Simple Assessments. It is used in conjunction with the Allow Post Grading Review setting, in order to enable or disable the correct answer from showing during the review for each auto-graded question.

  • Randomize Questions: Randomize the order in which assessment questions appear for each student (Simple Assessments).

  • Randomize Items: Randomize the order in which assessment items appear for each student (Advanced Assessments).

  • Texthelp Speechstream: Available for Advanced Assessments. Features include text-to-speech read aloud, translation, dictionary with read aloud, picture dictionary, and highlight pens.

  • Allow Student Annotation: Available for Advanced Assessments. Features include the use of a notepad, sticky notes, drawing mode, and highlight tool.

  • Turnitin: Integration available for Rubric Assessments if the district has an active Turnitin subscription. Student submissions are automatically checked for plagiarism.

  • Auto-Score Settings: This section only applies to Advanced Assessments that utilize Standards Based Grading Scales (Non-Points). With this feature, you have the ability to set the default mastery level a student receives for auto-graded questions.

Tip: Many settings can be adjusted even after the assessment has been assigned. Learn how to view or adjust settings on an assigned assessment.

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