DnA built Flexible Assessments to address the usability challenges users shared about Manual/Hybrid Assessments. Flexible Assessments offer all features of Manual/Hybrid Assessments and more! Flexible Assessments have been a growing feature of DnA for several years with extremely positive feedback as they've been adopted. As a result, DnA has focused development efforts on improving Flexible Assessments rather than maintaining Manual/Hybrid Assessments.
Soon the ability to create new Manual/Hybrid Assessments or administer any that are existing will no longer be offered. Additionally, users will be unable to utilize enter/edit or online testing options. DnA encourages its users to create new assessments or duplicate existing Manual/Hybrid Assessments as Flexible Assessments.
For more information, please read the FAQs below.
DnA built Flexible Assessments to address the usability challenges users shared with us about Manual/Hybrid Assessments. User feedback on Flexible Assessments has been extremely positive and they have been widely adopted. As a result, development efforts focused on improving Flexible Assessments rather than maintaining Manual/Hybrid Assessments. To learn more about Flexible Assessments, visit Creating a Flexible Assessment.
Users can start duplicating their assessments on July 1, 2023. It is recommended that users duplicate assessment when they are preparing to administering them, not en mass.
District should contact their CSM if they need early access to the duplication functionality.
If a districts requests early access to the duplication function they will lose the ability to administer Manual/Hybrid assessments.
After June 30, On the Fly assessments will be saved as Flex assessments instead of as Manual/Hybrid assessments.
DnA used the data from Ze Library to identify the most heavily used assessments and have created those copies for users. They can be accessed through Ze Library and have the word Flex in the title. Please see this list for more information: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rRIN1_XXFDZliJg_g4KqRxFiEsZRKjsawc6SDHjr8hI/edit#gid=0
Yes, until July 1, 2023
It is suggested that users add the new Flex copies to their existing eduCLIMBER Assessment Views. This will allow users to merge the Flex assessments into the existing Manual/Hybrid assessments, in eduCLIMBER, to continue comparing historical data in one view. However, users can also create new Assessment Views for their new Flex assessment copies.
The Assessment Usage Report. Please make sure to use the date filter, to capture the Manual/Hybrid assessments that were made in previous years.
If applicable, we suggest that districts update their personal Tiles, Tile Layouts, URLs shared on various district websites, assessment calendars, or other spaces where Manual/Hybrid assessments have been shared district-wide.
Districts will need to duplicate their assessments as needed. We recommend only duplicating the assessments they need/want to administer moving forward. The process is easy and can be used as an opportunity to organize the assessment list.
Yes. All materials on the original Manual/Hybrid Assessment will transfer to the new duplicated Flexible Assessment.
Yes. However, the ability to print the answer key, export an assessment, and any protected features will not be supported.
No. Settings will need to be updated for each new Flexible Assessment copy.
No. Flexible Assessments have been available in DnA for several years.
Users of Flexible Assessments have the ability to:
- Add multiple question types in mass
- Perform fewer clicks to create an assessment
- Easily upload assessments from Google Drive to be administered via Online Testing
- Has additional item types
- Has advanced scoring options
- Provides an overall easier experience for creating assessments
Yes. Flexible Assessments were created to not only provide you with the same capabilities as Manual/Hybrid Assessments, but to provide an easier user experience. In particular, the Flexible Assessment features uses just one easy-to-use page for assessment creation.
DnA offers many Help Articles that can access here. Virtual Module Training on Flexible Assessments is also provided. Districts should contact their CSM to schedule a Flexible Assessment training for their district.