To create an Assessment, either click on the Activities tabor click on theAdd Content Blockbutton on any of your pages and chooseAssessmentunder theMessages & Activities tab.
Select Add Assessment.
Choose whether you would like to create anExamor aPractice, then hit Next.
Add yourExam Title,Description of the Assessmentandhow many pointsyour Assessment will be worth in your Gradebook*, then click Next.
Adjust the Time Limit & Attempts and Optional Settings areas to set specific restrictions on content protection, time limit, and more. Then, hit Finish!
!!!Please note, that if the Assessment consists of an essay question that Students are meant to spend 2 hours or more on, that PowerSchool Learning has an inactivity time out after 2 hours, and the Student needs to click a button outside the reply box in order for activity to register. So in this case, in order to avoid loss of Student work, we recommend to put an extra "check in/save" question (worth 0 points) in as well, so the Student can click on this extra question to make sure that the main essay is saved.
Adding Questions to your Assessment
Begin to add questions to your Assessment by clicking theAdd Question button.
Chose which type of question you'd like to add:
Fill in the Question and Answer Choices for your question:
Hit Finishto save your question and add it to your Assessment, or Finish & add Anotherto continuing adding more of the same type of question.
Organizing your Assessment
Sections: Use the Add Sectionbutton to organize your Assessment into sections such as by question type, subject area, point value, etc.
Drag and Drop: To quickly move questions around in your Assessment, just grab onto the grey bar on the left side of the question, and drag your question into place.
EZ Arrange:Select the EZ Arrange Questions button to temporarily condense questions to just their Description, making it easier to drag and drop them quickly anywhere in you need them. Click the button again to un-shrink your questions.
Organize Sections: Use the Organize Sectionsbutton (arrow icon with three small line) to condense Sections to just theSection Title. Then, drag and drop to rearrange sections question. To make your questions re-appear, just select the button again.
Publishing your Assessment
To Publish an Assessment to Students, selectPublishfrom the Manage Assessmentmenu. If you are not ready to make the test active yet, you can always leave your Assessment a Draft.
You will have the option toPublish Assessment to all sectionsand decide when students can take the assessment (Anytime, a set time frame, or only with a Password).
Uncheck Publish Assessment to all sectionsto choose one or a sub-set of Roster Sections, as well as to choose different Start and End dates by section.
To Preview your Assessment, select Previewfrom the Manage Assessment menu. From here you can also take the Assessment as if you were a student.