In this lesson, you will review how to link an Assessment exam to your Gradebook. Once linked, the scores will populate your gradebook when all questions (including constructed response) are scored
Where to Start
To start, go to Create Assignment and choose Link to Assessment.
Clicking the Assessment button opens the Assessment Options panel.
Choose An Exam the exams listed in the box are controlled by several filters to make it easier to find the exam that will be attached to the assignment.
Default search options:
Only Exams only limits the exams listed to those created as online only. To include paper and pen exams, uncheck this box.
My Exams limits the exams listed to those created by you. To include exams created by others, uncheck this box.
All Exams filters:
To further limit the exams on the list, when All Exams is chosen, you can choose which standards set was used to create the exam and/or the grade level of the exam.
Creating a New Exam:
If your exam is not on the list, click the Create Exam button and you will be directed to the Assessment test creation page.
Link Grades As:
DDC only allowed grades to be imported to your gradebook as percentages. With Assessments, you have 3 options for the grade import.
- Raw Score imports the points scored on the exam. This option works best when the point value of the exam matches the max points of the assignment.
- Percentage (same as DDC) imports the percentage earned on the exam. This option works whether or not the exam point value matches the assignment max points.
- Cut Score imports the cutpoint associated with the exam administration from Assessment. If cutpoints have not been defined for the exam, this option cannot be used.
Choose the exam from the list and grades will be imported into your gradebook (and on PupilPath) in real time as students finish the exam if only autoscored questions (i.e., multiple choice). If constructed response questions are included in the exam, the grade will not be visible until all questions are graded by the teacher. Unlike DDC, there is no need to click a button to import the grades into your gradebook.
When should I attach my exam to the assignment?
Paper and pen scanned exams: These exams can be created at any time in the process before the assignment is created, while creating the assignment (click Create Exam) or after the exams are taken and scored.
Online exams: These exams must be created before the assignment is created or while creating the assignment (click Create Exam). This will allow the student to have access the exam through PupilPath.
To see all of the other features available in Assessments, see the lessons in Assessment for Classroom.