This lesson reviews how to upload, manage, and delete materials in a Flexible Assessment.
Only the assessment author or a user with edit permission can upload and attach materials to the assessment.
While these assessments are flexible, they are also new as of June 29, 2018. Please be advised that in comparison to our older Manual/Hybrid Assessments, this new assessment type at this time cannot do the following:
- Create Versions, or multiple answer keys in single assessment
- Configure Locked or Protected Features
The beauty of this ability to attach materials is that it truly can be any material that helps the teacher or user prepare, administer and support students on this assessment. Here are some great examples about what you are able to attach, but definitely not the only options:
- The assessment itself that gets handed out to students that you may already have a copy of (e.g., typed up in Microsoft Word)
- A uniform study guide that all assessment users use
- This limits the challenge of a teacher distributing a copy of the test with answers for students to memorize, as some people do not understand that this reduces even high level questions to mere memorization, engaging the lowest/Knowledge level of Bloom's Taxonomy of critical thinking skills and resulting in extremely low retention of that knowledge)
PLC or Planning Notes made after the assessment for use the following year
- For example: "Manipulatives are needing when teaching fractions because students struggled with questions where they needed to understand the concept of fractions as opposed to just the formulas" or "Most students missed the question that used the word 'aspect' even though they showed mastery of the same standard on other questions, and we want to keep the word on the test because it is important academic vocabulary, so we need to use the term 'aspect' frequently in the classroom - with support - before and after the assessment to make it part of students' vocabulary"
Lessons, assignments, and review activities that data indicate worked well
- For example: Teacher A's English Learner students performed just as well as his English Only students on the assessment's fractions questions, so we're uploading an attachment detailing the "Fraction Card Game" he uses with visual image cards and vocabulary support
- Reteaching activities and tools such as lessons to use for specific needs that the assessment report identify, or a sheet showing students where to get help on particular standards based on which questions they missed
- A photograph of your bulletin board set-up leading up to the assessment, or even
- Response to Intervention (RTI) Notes tied to the assessment so that you know which room number to send students to, based on performance, the day after the assessment
Where to Start
- Select Assessments > View Assessments to search and select the title of a Flexible Assessment.
- Drag and Drop materials from your desktop onto the area designated. You can also click to open and select files from your computer.
Acceptable file types that can be uploaded as a material are Word, PDF, and PowerPoint.
- As files are successfully uploaded, a success tile will display.
- The uploaded material will list with any other materials attached to the assessment.
- Select the Student Assessment checkbox to mark the material to be seen on student portal during online administration.
- To preview the material, select the preview icon.
- To download the file, select download.
- To remove or delete the icon, select the trash can icon.
- Need to add more materials? Continue the above steps to add more.
- When deleting materials, select the trash can icon.
- An additional confirmation will ask to confirm to Yes, Delete the material selected.
Ready to see what's next? Visit Flexible Assessment Overview Page to get started.