How can I assign assessments to my students?
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Districts, schools, and teachers have the ability to assign targeted assessments to their students using Freckle. Whether you want to measure growth over time, isolate student strengths and weaknesses, or determine what standards still need to be taught before state testing, these assessments provide all key stakeholders with the data they need to make the most informed decisions possible. Completely based on the Common Core, Freckle Assessments are designed to give the most precise information on student ability.
For math assessments, teachers can preview the assessment questions; teachers using Freckle Premium Edition can also change the questions and select new questions.
Teachers also have the ability to specify the number of questions they'd like to have appear on math assessments.
Here's how to use the Assessments feature:
- Select Assignments in the left navigation bar of the Teacher Home.
- Select + Add An Assignment.
- Select either Math or ELA from the options provided, depending on the subject in which you'd like to assign an assessment; then, select the type of assignment.
- Select the class and students for whom you want to create the assignment.
- Select the grade level and domain for the assessment you want to create; or, select Search all standards instead to get a list of all standards to choose from:
- Select the number of questions you want; select Show assignment preview to see a preview of the assignment questions. For each question, you can select Change to change the question to a new one.
If you have students whose language is set to Spanish, there will be a View in Spanish button in the upper-right corner. Use this button to change the language of the assignment or assessment preview.
- Once you're satisfied with the assessment, select either Assign immediately to send the assessment to your students or Assign for the future to schedule a date for the students to receive the assignment. You will see the assessment listed in your assignments. Note that students must log on at student.freckle.com or on the Freckle app to complete the assessment.
- Have students log in to Freckle with their first name, last name, and class code.
- Have students select Assignments at the bottom of their screen.
- Students will see their assignments waiting for them. Multiple assignments may be listed. Assessments will be labeled as such. Have students select the assignment to begin.
- Students complete the assessment, which will take anywhere from 10 to 30 to 60 minutes or more.
Note that assessments covering an entire grade level will be the longest, followed by single domain assessments. Single standard assessments will be the shortest. Students can track their progress with the green bar at the top of the screen. This is also a quick way for teachers to check progress as they circulate the room.
Once students have completed the assessment, they will return to their dashboard to choose other assignments on which to work.
Students can pick up exactly where they left off during assessments, so these do not need to be completed in one sitting.
Here's how to check class progress and performance on the assessment:
- To check completion progress on the assessment you just assigned to your students, select on the arrow icon next to the assessment.
You will see a list of students who have not yet completed the assessment, as well as a list of students who have already completed the assessment. This makes it easy to track the completion.
Once an assignment is completely finished, meaning all students have completed it, it will be moved from the list of assignments and will be filed under the Completed Assignments section at the top of the page. You will see each completed assignment as well as a link to the sessions tab to see how students performed.
- Select See Results or visit the Reports page (on the left navigation bar) and select Assessment Report to see student performance on the assessment.
When you view the completion progress for each assignment, you can select See Results for a direct link to the assessment data (stored in the Sessions report). Alternatively, you can log in to your Teacher Home, select Reports in the "Math" section of the left navigation bar, and then select Assessment Report. You will find a list of the assessments you have assigned. They are organized by date, and you can see what you assigned, as well as completion progress.
Additional information about detailed reporting is available.
- There is no guarantee that the next time a teacher creates an assessment that assesses the same standards that it will have the same number of questions or type of questions for each standard. However, all of the same standards will be covered.
- Each student sees the questions in a different (random) order so they cannot work together.
- Unanswered questions are not marked as incorrect and are not factored into accuracy.