Assessment data can be used to determine the specific instruction needed for each student as well as to gauge student growth and progress within a subject area. The data can be gathered after administering Classworks assessments. This document provides an overview of the purpose and types and information provided through Classworks assessments.
Note: Assessment options available may vary depending on your school/district's purchase.
Assessment Options Include:
- Universal Screener
- Progress Monitoring CBM Probes
- Skills Snapshot
- Custom Assessment
- District Custom Assessment
- Summative Benchmark
The Universal Screener assessment is used to identify readiness for on-grade level instruction. It is typically administered at three times a 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. This assessment data is also used to modify Individualized Learning Paths (ILPs) assignments for students.
Progress Monitoring (CBM Probes)
The purpose of Progress Monitoring is to measure the overall effectiveness of any intervention. Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) Probes are used for Tier 3 students and can serve as documentation for referral for special education. These probes have multiple forms equated for the same skills at the same level of difficulty, so they truly measure progress and show retention of gains with successive test administrations. This data is also used to modify Individualized Learning Paths (ILPs) assignments for students.
The Skills Snapshot Assessment uses questions from the quick quizzes as a pretest within each unit. If the student correctly answers three questions in a row, the associated instruction (skill unit) does not become part of his/her ILP. If the student does not show mastery of a skill (determined by missing 3 questions), the instructional unit will automatically be assigned. The quick quiz is automatically given in its entirety at the end of the instructional unit, which can be used as a post-test score.
A Custom Assessment is used to assess knowledge of particular skills, strands and/or standards. It can be administered frequently to measure a small number of specific skills, or it can be used broadly to measure a larger number of skills. It can also be administered as a pre- and post-test to measure learning gains.
District Custom Assessment
The district custom assessment functionality allows you to add your own multiple-choice items to 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. This assessment does not generate an ILP for the student.
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 assessment can be used to measure growth throughout the year. The Benchmark Assessment addresses grades K-8 (Language Arts and Math) as well as Geometry I, Algebra I and English I. This assessment data is also used to modify Individualized Learning Paths (ILPs) assignments for students.
Assessment Tab Tasks
From the Assessment tab, you can view the assessment details, edit previously created assessments, and preview certain assessments. You can also create assessments from this tab and share them with other teachers in your school.
Note: You can only assign assessments and see the results from the Classes tab.
To access the Assessment tab, you must first log into Classworks. Once you’ve logged in:
- Click on the Assessment tab.
- Two categories of assessments are listed: My Created and Shared
- You will only see assessments selected or created by your school district.
My Created Assessments
This is a list of all the custom and/or skills snapshot assessments that you have created and saved. When you first start using Classworks, this folder will be empty until you have created and saved an assessment.
This is a list of the assessments created by someone in your school or school district which they are sharing with you. They could be either custom or skills snapshot assessments.