Option 1- Reassign Low Mastery Units
When students have a mastery of 80% or above on their ILP's, recent studies show that those students achieve a visible rate of personal growth, which translates to higher rates of achievement for the school and district overall. If a student is not at an 80% for all of the assigned ILP units, reassigning those units is recommended.
Conferencing with the student before reassigning is key. Asking the student if s/he did not understand how to complete the activity or did not understand the concept, before reassigning, will provide helpful insight on what the students challenges might be.
To reassign ILP units, Click on the Finished ILP button, from the Individualized Learning tab
This will bring up the ILP Summary screen. Look under the "Average" header for any scores under 80%. Once you have located those assignments that meet that criteria, click on the blue link under the "Assignment" header.
This will bring up the Unit Performance Summary. Each unit will be displayed, along with the mastery score for each, and the time spent working on the unit. If a student has a low mastery, along with a low time on task, that could be a reason for low mastery. You can reassign the completed Unit by clicking on the "Assigned" radial button. The student will then see the Unit again under their ILP assignments to redo when they sign in.
Note: You can reassign the whole unit, or you can expand each unit to pinpoint only the low mastery activities within the unit. You may expand by selecting the small plus sign in front of the unit.
Once reassigned, close out of the screen in the upper right hand corner.
Option 2- Have the Student Take the Classworks Assessment to generate data to create a New ILP
Classworks, like NWEA, STAR, Scantron and our other 3rd party assessment partners, also has 2 types of assessments that students can take. It is available when they sign in, and teachers do not have to do anything except generate the new ILP once the assessment is completed.
The type of assessment available for each district is decided by the districts administration team. Both assessments generate data, which can be used to create new Individualized Learning Paths (ILPs) for students.
This assessment measures concept mastery and is usually administered three times during the school year: at the beginning of the school year as a pretest, at mid-year as an interim progress test and at the end of the year as a post-test. The Benchmark Assessment addresses grades K-8 (Language Arts and Math) as well as Geometry I, Algebra I and English I.
The Universal Screener assessment is used to identify readiness for on-grade level instruction. It is typically administered at the beginning of the school year; though it may also be used on an ongoing basis as part of an RtI model. The assessments are composed of Math and Reading/Language Arts and are developed for each grade level, K-10. To identify readiness, they include multiple grade levels to allow sufficient “reach” to identify student weaknesses.
Once the Assessment is completed, generate the ILP.
1) Navigate to the Individualized Learning Tab.
2) Use the filters to narrow down the students you want to view.
3) Place a checkmark in the box beside any student (or students) that you want to generate an Individualized Learning Path for.
Note: Students need to have assessment data available before you can generate an ILP for them.
4) After selecting students, in the top-right corner, click Create.
5) Choose the appropriate data and subject.
6) Click the Next button.
Create ILPs (Customize)
Determine which domains will result in an Individualized Learning Path (ILP). Options will vary based on the Assessment data type.
- By clicking the Below, On, and/or Above buttons or utilizing the slider bar (if available for your assessment type), corresponding scores will color code showing you which domains/subjects, based on your selections, will result in an ILP for each student.
- If you want all students to receive an ILP at their learning level, but you want to focus on only one or two domains, check the box at the top to select the entire column.
- Individual scores can be manually unchecked/checked if you want to refine what each student will receive.
2) After the decisions are made, click the Next button to go to the Review Screen.
1) Click on each student's name to review the learning paths each student will receive.
- (Optional) Change the Yes to a No (by clicking on it) if you do not want the student to receive one of the learning paths.
You might receive a message that duplicate ILPs are detected.
- If the student already has an existing ILP that is assigned or skipped from the same data set, a caution symbol will display to the left of the student's name.
- By default, a new learning path will not be generated if one already exists. If you want a new learning path to be generated, change the No to a Yes.
2) Click the Generate button to schedule the ILPs.The ILPs will generate within the next 24 hrs (the number of ILPs scheduled dictates how long it will take for them to generate).
Option 3- Create Custom Assignments
If the student has successfully mastered each ILP Unit with an 80% or higher, teachers also have the option of creating custom assignments for students, using their state standards.
1) From the Instruction tab, click on the Create New button.
2) Select the subject for the content search:
a) Select a Grade Level.
b) You may choose to enter keywords in the Search Standards box
3) You can click deeper into the standards/elements/domains to find the Classworks units associated with your search.
4) When you find a Classworks unit that you would like to add to your custom assignment, click the + and you'll see it get added to your Assignment Skills list over to the right. You can also click on the name of the unit to preview it.
Note: To remove a unit from your Assignment Skills list, click the trash can icon beside it.
5) You may click the Back link to find more units that you would like to add.
6) When you have what you want in your Assignment Skills list, click Next.
7) Complete the following:
- Name the Custom Assignment. This is the name of the assignment that the student will see.
- Select an icon. This will help guide the student to choose the correct assignment. (Optional)
- Add a description. This is helpful if you plan to share the assignment or to remind you of the details of the assignment. The student does not see this section. (Optional)
- Re-order the units. You can click and drag the unit or units you wish to move. (Optional)
- Preview the content. Click on any of the underlined blue links to launch any of the units. (Optional)
- Remove any units within the unit. Click the Trash can icon next to the unit you wish to remove. (Optional)
- Find more content to add to the assignment by clicking Back. (Optional)
7) Click the Create button.
Once the assignment has been created, then you can assign it to the students.
1) Click on the Classes tab.
Note: Select your school, if necessary.
2) Place a check beside the class(es) that you wish to assign instruction. (You may assign the same assignment to multiple classes at once).
3) Click the Assign button and select Instruction.
4) Select the tab you're looking for (My Created, Classroom, or Shared) that includes the assignment you are assigning.
5) You can assign the entire assignment by clicking the box next to the name of the assignment or you can expand the assignments/units by clicking the + symbol to select only parts of the assignment.
6) Click Next.
Choose Who to Assign to
1) All Students: Automatically assigns the selected instruction to all of the students in the class or classes you chose.
Selected Students: Gives you a list of all of the students in the class or classes you chose and lets you manually select which students will receive the assignment by placing a check next to their name.
2) Click Assign.
Now the student(s) will have the instruction you assigned when they
Instructional Mode vs. Manual Mode
When you assign instruction, it will default to Instructional Mode. This means that the students will proceed through the assignment and unit components in order and cannot skip around. The instructional mode is the recommended mode for most assignments. In some cases, you may want to allow the student to navigate to any unit and any component within that unit to give them additional practice opportunities. To allow this functionality, you can change the assignment to Manual Mode.
1) From the Classes Tab, click on the class that contains the assignment. Locate the specific assignment on the Instruction Sub Tab.
2) To change the mode for everyone that has the assignment, click on the
in the mode column next to the name of the assignment to change it to an
To change the mode for specific students, expand the assignment by clicking on the + symbol beside the assignment name. Then in the mode column click on the
beside the specific student(s) to change it to an
3) Be sure to click Save.