Quickly Create an Assessment Key (Includes Video)

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The Quick Assessment Key interface is designed to enable you to quickly create a key of multiple choice, short answer, or rubric questions and attach standards. This is ideal when you already have written test materials from another source and just need to get your key into ALL In Learning for easy grading and immediate reporting.

 

 

How to Quickly Create a Key
  1. Go to the Lessons / Assessments tab.

  2. Click “Create New.”

  3. Click the Key icon. This brings up the Create New window.

  4. Fill in the sections denoted with asterisks. These descriptors will be important in your assessment being searchable.

  5. Click Next. This opens the Assessment Key Builder.



  6. In the blue section at the top of the screen, choose the question type for your first question. If you choose Multiple Choice, you'll also need to select the number of answers on the next line.



    About question types:
    ALL In Learning bubble sheets only go up to 5 choices per question, so only A/B, T/F, and up to Multiple-Choice-5 question types can be scanned with bubble sheets. Placeholders will cause a question to be skipped entirely. MC6-12 and Short Answer questions can only be answered on-screen by students using Engage & Learn, or can be manually graded by teachers in ASSIST or in their account based on students' written responses. Rubrics are meant only to be graded manually by teachers in ASSIST or in their account, in response to their written or aural responses. Please see our article on how to set up all these types of questions and more!

  7. To set up a standard to be attached when you enter your question, click “Show” in the Insert Standards Toolbar at the bottom of the window, click the links to drill down to the standard(s) you want to align to your first question, and click in the check boxes next to them.

  8. Now to add the question you just set up into your key: In the top of the white area on the left of the window, next to the "Q1," enter the correct value for question 1. In the right pane you will see question 1 added to your answer key automatically with the standard(s) you selected attached, while the left pane has advanced to question two.

  9. To proceed building your key, repeat steps 6-8 above. Settings from the last question stay selected, so you only need to adjust question types or standards if they change.

  10. You can edit the correct answers in your answer key on the right by clicking them. You can change the attached standards by selecting different standards at the bottom, and clicking "Insert Selected Standards" on the right.

  11. Click “Save and Close” if you want to grade later, or “Save and Grade” if you wish to proceed to grading now. (For instructions on how to grade, look to the section called “Grading in the Cloud Overview.”)

    Bonus Tip: Once you save your key, you can attach PDF, Doc, Word, or other digital copies of the written test materials for easy access under Lessons/Assessments>Actions>Attachments.
 
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