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District Custom Assessment Overview

Purpose
The district custom functionality allows you to add your own multiple choice items into the Classworks manager. This provides the option to build assessments and assess students' knowledge in areas where Classworks doesn't currently provide questions, such as music, art, PE or even after a school assembly. You can also enter your own items to supplement the Classworks FIND assessment items for Math and Language Arts.

Enabling Editor
In order to create, edit and review district custom items, you must enable the editor feature within the Classworks manager. 

StepAction
1Click the dropdown menu beside your name in the upper right corner of the window and select Administration.

2Click on the Editor sub-tab.

3Click to place a check in the Enable Editor box to enable the feature.

Note: This must be done by someone with District Administrative priviledges.


Adding Members
Once you have enabled the editor feature, you have the ability to add members to either: 
  • Creator Group– Can only create and edit items 
  • Approver Group– Can create, edit, and approve items 
Note: Users in these groups will see the option in the user dropdown menu for Assessment Item Editor.

StepAction
1Click the user dropdown menu in the upper right corner of the window, select Administration, and click on the Editor sub-tab.

2Click on +add new next to the appropriate group.

3On the right side of the screen, enter your search criteria. 

Search criteria includes:
  • Search within user's current group 
  • Search by user last name

4After entering your search criteria, click the Search button.
 

5Select the user(s) for the group on the right side by placing a check beside the name(s).

6Click the Add Users to Group button.

7(Optional) Reset the search as needed by clicking the Reset Search button. Then repeat steps 3-6.

Note: To remove a user from the group, find the user's name on left hand side of the screen and click the recycling icon.

8Click the Save button.



Entering Custom Subjects, Strands, and Tags
(Optional) Districts have the ability to enter their own subject(s), strand(s) and tags within Classworks. 

Subject(s) and Strand(s)- Districts have the ability to enter a subject that they wish to assess along with the correlating strands. ex. Subject-Science; StrandLife Sciences. This is applicable when you want to create items for subjects other than Mathematics and Language Arts. This can be done by clicking on the user dropdown menu, selecting Administration and navigating to the Editor sub-tab.

StepAction
1In the District Item Information Section, click the Add button to the right.

2Add the appropriate subject and correlating strand.

3Once the subject and strand has been added, click OK.
 

Item Tags – Tags allow you to easily locate and group items together when creating a district custom assessment. 150 character max. ex. 1st 9 weeks 5th grade science test. This can be done by clicking on the user dropdown menu, selecting Administration and navigating to the Editor sub-tab.

StepAction
1In the Item Tags section, click on the Add button to the right.

2Add tag name.

3Once tag name has been added, click OK.
 

FAQs
Q: Will assessments that contain district custom items generate an Instructional Learning Path (ILP)? 
A: ILP's are not generated from assessments that contain district custom items. 

Q: What reports are available? 
A: Currently, there are no PDF reports available for this assessment. There are 2 reports which can be exported to a file, Student Results Report and Item Performance Report.  

Q: What type of questions can I create? 
A: Multiple choice questions only. 

Q: Can I copy/paste items? 
A: You have the ability to copy and paste text from additional sources to add into the text boxes. To ensure HTML compatibility, use the “Remove Formatting” icon if copying from an external source, such as Microsoft Word. Images cannot be copy and pasted. They must be uploaded. 

Q: Can math symbols be used? How do we handle them? 
A: Basic math symbols can be used. Other math symbols can be uploaded as an image.