This lesson will guide you through how to directly link an assessment given in Illuminate to your Illuminate Gradebook.
Q: What are the benefits of linking an assessment to a GradeBook?
A: Automatically syncs student scores and changes to student scores from an assessment to GradeBook (no more having to push multiple times). You can also create assignments by the Overall Score, Standard Score or Question Group score. This ensures accurate averages and grade reporting.
Q: Can I change a student's assessment score after I have linked it to my GradeBook?
A: You cannot change scores for the assessment from the GradeBook, only from the Student Responses tab in the Assessment Overview. If an assessment score is changed, it will automatically update in your GradeBook.
Q: If I've linked an assessment to my GradeBook will I be able to modify that assignment at all (Points, Score, Due Date, Active/Inactive, etc.). What if I accidentally mis-entered information?
A: Not at this time. You will need to make sure that when linking that all GradeBook assignment information is entered accurately. If you mis-entered information you will have to delete the assignment entirely, breaking the link from your assessment to your GradeBook and then re-link them, following the same process outlined below.
Q: Will I ever be able to edit assignment scores or information after I've linked an assessment to GradeBook?
A: Yes. You are able to break the link between a GradeBook assignment and assessment which will allow you to then modify assessment scores/information in the GradeBook.
Q: Can I adjust the category of an assessment once I have linked it to my gradebook?
A: After you link an assessment to a gradebook, you can click on Assignments > Manage Assignments and adjust the category.
Q: If I modify a students assessment responses will the new student score automatically show up in the linked GradeBook assignment?
Q: If a student takes the assessment after I've already linked it to my GradeBook will their score automatically show up in GradeBook?
Q: Can I link an assessment to an already created assignment?
A: No. You must create a new assignment when linking. If you plan on linking assessments to GradeBook assignments do not create the assignment in the GradeBook. Create it using the link page.
Q: My GradeBook will be linked to a Standards-Based Report Card. If I push the overall score from an assessment to my GradeBook will Illuminate know later on how to separate out the by standard scores to each area on the report card and not just give the same overall score to each standard?
A: No. If you need individual standard scores on your report card you will want to link an assessment to your GradeBook by standard. This will ensure the most accurate by standard average on the report card. Keep in mind that you can also bring over the overall score if you wish. Lastly, assessments themselves can now be linked to report cards without having to link them to a GradeBook and Illuminate will know how to average the standard scores correctly. This will need to be setup by your district.