Generating Tests

Once a student has answered enough practice problems correctly to go on to testing, the status of an objective will change to Ready to Test (). When this happens, you can generate a test by following the steps below.

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 generate tests for a specific group, select the group from the Group drop-down list.

  2. The Renaissance Place Print Plug-in is only necessary if you are generating paper (not online) assignments and you are printing the assignments directly instead of previewing them first. If you need the plug-in, click the link and download and install the Renaissance Place Print Plug-in before you continue. Then, go back to your class Assignment Book.

  3. Check the box next to each student who needs a test. If you want to generate tests for all students in the class, you do not need to select students before going on to the next step. Students who have objectives ready to test will have the number of testable objectives in parentheses in the Test (Ready) column; you cannot generate tests for other students.
  4. Click Generate Test on the left side of the page.
  5. On the Generate Test page, the list to the right will show you the students' testable objectives.
  6. In the Objective Limit blank, enter the maximum number of objectives that you want to include on the test. (Only objectives marked Ready to Test will be included.)

    Note: If you have reached your student capacity limit for Accelerated Math, this page will notify you and will show you which students cannot receive assignments.

  7. Click one of the assignment formats: Online or Paper.
  8. Click an answer format for problems: Assisted-Response or Free-Response.
  9. Online assignments:

    Online tests are scored automatically when students log in and complete them.

    Paper assignments:

    Assisted-response tests can be scored by teachers using AccelScan or by students when they log in to the software. Depending on the settings of the Scoring Preference, students may also be able to score assisted-response tests themselves using AccelScan.

    Free-response tests can be scored manually by teachers. Teachers can also score free-response tests by scanning with AccelScan if they mark "A" for each correct answer and "B" for each incorrect answer.

  10. Click Generate.
  11. Online assignments will be generated immediately. You will return to the Assignment Book. You can view a student's online assignments when you click the student's name and go to the Student Detail page.
  12. By default, the assignments will print directly to your default printer. Click Done when printing is complete. (Note: You need the Renaissance Place Print Plug-in to print directly to your computer. If you don't have the plug-in installed, the program will notify you that you need to install the plug-in and then reprint the assignment. Click the link provided to go to the page where you can download the plug-in; click here to for step-by-step instructions.)

    If you have chosen to preview assignments using the Paper Assignments Preference, the assignment(s) will open in your PDF reader in the browser window or a separate window, and you can print the assignments.

    Note: If you want to print assignments double-sided, and your printer is capable of duplex printing, use the Paper Assignments Preference to enable duplex printing.