Putting Objectives on Hold

In the Assignment Book, you can follow the steps below to place students' objectives on Hold. Objectives that are on Hold do not appear on any practices, exercises, or tests. By placing objectives on hold, you can present your students with specific objectives while keeping others from being included on practices, exercises, or tests.

You can make objectives that are on Hold active again in the Assignment Book by assigning them again; the objectives will return to their previous status. Note: Objectives marked Intervene do not return to their previous status; instead, they return to the Assigned state, and all student work on the objective is lost.

Who can do this with default capabilities?

District Administrators, School Administrators, Teachers

  1. On the Home page, select Other Math & Reading Apps. On the next page, select the green Accelerated Math tile (shown below); then, select Assignment Book.

    The Assignment Book lists the students who are in one class. The class name is shown above the list of students. If you have access to more than one Accelerated Math school, use the School drop-down list to choose the school for which you want to view a class Assignment Book. If you have more than one class, and you want to select a different class, click the Class drop-down list and select the class name. If you want to put an objective on hold for students in a group, select the group from the Group drop-down list.

  2. In the Assignment Book, check the box next to each student who needs an objective placed on hold. If you want to select all students, you do not need to check any boxes before you go on to the next step.
  3. On the left side of the page, you will see a list of options. Click Hold/Unassign/Reset in this list.
  4. In the page that appears, check the box for each objective that you want to put on hold.
  5. Check the box that appears where the column for the objective and the row for the student intersect. If you want to select the same objective for all students, click in the box next to the objective number at the top of the column. To see the descriptions and libraries for objectives, position your mouse over the objective numbers. You can also scroll through the list of objectives at the top of the page.

    Only a few of the objectives are listed at one time. Click to go to the next group of objectives, to go back one group, to go to the last group in the objective list, or to go to the first group. You can also use the drop-down list in the middle of the arrows to choose a specific group of objective numbers. To search for specific objectives, click , enter key terms, and click Search; the list will be limited to the objectives that matched your search. To see all objectives again, click Show All.

    Click . Click it again to hide the standards. Objectives in bold text are related to your standards.

    Click next to an objective description to see sample problems for that objective. If the icon is available, click it to see a worked example, which shows you the steps required to solve a sample problem and the answer.

    Objectives marked with or a shaded corner next to the number () are core objectives.

    Notice that this page uses symbols to show you the status of each student's work on each objective. To see the symbol name, position your mouse over the symbol or click Legend in the upper right corner of the page.

  6. Click Hold. The Hold () symbol will appear next to the objectives you selected.
  7. Click Done. When you're ready to make the objectives active, you can assign the objectives once again.

If students are working on the same objective for more than one group or for a group and the class as a whole, when you put an objective on hold in one place, it is on hold everywhere the student has the objective assigned.