How do I identify assessments without standards?
Modified on: Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 5:02 PM
The Assessments page has a filter that lets you easily view assessments that are missing objectives/standards on some or all of their questions. This can be absolutely crucial if your school's grading is standards-based. Any individual questions unaligned to objectives will not count toward student grades, so keeping an eye on this is very important.
You can find the filter about halfway down the filter menu on the Assessments page.
When using this filter, you can chose from one of five choices:
- Has Objectives & Results – this will return assessments that have at least one question (not necessarily all questions) tied to an objective AND have student results
- Has Some Questions Unaligned to Objectives – this will return assessments that have at least one question NOT tied to an objective, regardless of whether or not there are results on the assessments
- Aligned to Objectives (but no results) – this will return assessments that have at least one question (not necessarily all questions) tied to an objective AND have no student results yet
- Has Results (but no objectives) – this will return assessments that have no objectives at all but do have student results
- No Objectives or Results – this will return assessments that have neither objectives nor student results. These may be assessments that were created in advance and are pending results.
It's important to understand that there may be some overlap with these filter options. For example, any assessments returned by the first option will also be returned by the second. But all results returned with the second option may not necessarily be returned by the first.
A good place to start is with the fourth option, Has Results (but no objectives). This will bring back assessments that already have student results but without any objectives at all. These assessments may be the biggest red flag if your school uses standards-based grading.
Also, pay attention to the colored blocks for each assessment listed. The "Objectives" block and the "Student Results" provide quick visual references for determining whether an assessment has objectives and results. Note that the "Objectives" block lists the number of unique objectives on an assessment. For example, if an assessment has five questions, and the same objective is tied to three of those five questions (with no objectives tied to the other two), the "Objectives" block for that assessment will display "1". The "Objectives" block does not indicate whether or not all questions are tied to objectives.
Another thing to consider when using the "Objectives & Results" filter is what other filters you have (or do not have) set. If you want to view assessments created by a specific teacher, for a specific course (or courses), specific assessment types, etc. you can do this with the other filters on this page.
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