If your school is hosting any of the items that came with your textbooks or has purchased premium item banks through ALL In Learning such as Pearson, ALL-STAAR Math, etc., creating an assessment of professionally-written questions can take seconds.
There are two ways to get to item banks under Lessons/Assessments: The Item Banks tab and the Create New button.
Using the "Item Banks" Tab
The easiest way to access item banks is the Item Banks tab located on the left side of your Lessons / Assessment page.
First, Search for Item Banks
"Search by Tag" is selected by default, and Item Banks should be displayed automatically based on the tags associated with your classes (in the Classes tab). If you don't see any item banks, remove tags from the Current Filter section (at the top) to see all items available to your school. If you still don't see any item banks after that, please contact email@example.com so we can make sure any available item banks are turned on for your school!
"Search by Standard" will let you navigate to a standard and see any item banks that have questions tied to that standard.
Next, Select Questions
Once you've found Item Banks, click View Items on the one you want to choose from, select the questions you want to use, and click “Create Assessment” to load the questions into a new assessment.
Then, Create the Assessment!
Once you've chosen questions, click Create Assessment. You'll be prompted to name your assessment and define some of its attributes, and then the assessment will open in the Lesson Editor. You make additions or edits there if you like or just save and exit. Your lesson is ready to use!
Using the "Create New" Button
Under Lessons/Assessments, there is a button called "Create New," which will show all the ways you can create an assessment, including from the item banks you have access to. Follow these steps to create an assessment of items by using the Create New button:
1. On the Lessons/Assessments tab, click Create New.
You'll see the "Create New" Menu.
2. In the Import column, click Item Bank
3. Name and classify your assessment and click Next.
4. Drill down into the Standards document to select your designated standard.
5. Select the bank that is found to have the selected standard in the Choose Item Bank window below.
6. Select the Item Bank you want to access to view thumbnails and select the question.
Note: Some Item Bank questions contain links to passages (the word "Passage" will be located on the top left of the slide). This reading material is accessible via hyperlink, but the hyperlink will not work while the slide is in the Presentation Software. Once you have finished adding all your slides, you can access the link by displaying the Assessment via slideshow (Actions > SlideShow). From here, you can leave the passage up for students to read, or you can print off individual copies.
7. Click Import to import the selected questions into your lesson or assessment. Be sure to click the Save (disk) icon to save your questions.