Math Assessments

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Find out more about using the Math Assessments by selecting one of the options below:

 

 

 

 

How can I use Assessments?

 Assessments are similar to a test or quiz. They can be used to test your students' understanding of a topic or to identify any gaps in their learning.

 

Assessments can be repeated for a class or student to see if they have shown an improvement. You can also create an Assessment for your current class and repeat it for your class next year.

With the Assessment, you will be able to choose the questions and set a time limit. The time limit is how much time your students have to complete the assessment.

 

Students are able to start the assessment and then stop and come back to it (as long as it's within the time limit you have set).

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How do I create Assessments?

Log onto your teacher account and set the Assessment activity following the guide below:

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Step 2: Click ‘CREATE & VIEW’ in the ‘Assessment’ box.  Annotation_2020-05-19_142954c.png

Step 3: Click on the green 'Create Assessment' box

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Step 4: Select 'Math' and click 'Next'

 

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Step 5: You will now be able to choose your class.

Tick the classes you would like to include.

 

If you would like to include other classes not assigned to you, use the 'Student filter' on the top left. Untick 'Only my students': you will now see all of the classes on the school account. 

 

(Optional) Click on the blue arrow to show all the students in the class. 

You can include or remove individual students by ticking or unticking the relevant students.

 

(Optional) To deselect a particular class class, click 'Clear All' in the bottom lefthand corner.

To select all classes displayed, click 'Add All'.

 

Once you have selected which class(es) or student(s) you would like to take part, click Next.

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Step 6: Set up the details of the Assessment.

Name - Give your Assessment a title. Your students will see this title on their account and it will help them identify the activity in their Tasks list.

Number of questions - This is how many questions the students will be asked. By default, it's set to 20, but you can make this number as high or low as you like.

Time allowed - This is how much time your students will have to complete the assessment once they have started it.

Activity starts and Activity ends - this will be the period during which the assessment will be visible on the student's account. 

 

Click 'Create'

 

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Step 7: You can now select the skills you would like the students to work on.

 

To filter the skills, use the 'Grade/Year' and 'Topics' filters.

 

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Click on the downwards-pointing arrow to see some details about the skill.

Click on the '?' to see some sample questions.

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Tick the skill(s) you would like to include and click 'Next'.

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Step 8: This page will show you the questions that will be asked.

 

To change a question, click on the blue refresh box on the top right.

 

Click 'Create' once you are happy.

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Don’t worry if you make an error when setting up the activity. You can edit the activity after it has been created.

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Can I edit an Assessment once it has been created?

You can edit the Assessment before the start date. If the Assessment has already started, you will only be able to extend it. 

Step 1: Click ‘Set Work’.  Annotation_2020-05-19_142906.png
Step 2: Click ‘CREATE & VIEW’ in the ‘Assessment’ box.  Annotation_2020-05-19_142954c.png

Step 3 (a): Editing 

Click ‘edit’ next to the relevant activity.

(skip to Step 4)

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Step 3 (b): Extending

This can be used if you have some students who did not start or complete the assessment within the given time period.

Next to the activity you would like to edit, click ‘extend’.

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Select the new date and click 'Extend'.

The activity is now extended and you can return to your dashboard. 

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Step 4: Click ‘Next’. This will scroll through the setup pages. Keep clicking until you find the page with details you would like to edit.  Annotation_2020-05-29_094430.png

You can add or remove a student from the activity on the 'Choose Students' page. Tick or untick a student to include or remove them from the activity.

Click ‘Next’.

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You can edit the skills and the questions your students will be working on.

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Step 5: Click ‘Save’ to confirm the changes.

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Can I repeat an Assessment?

Log onto your teacher account and repeat the Assessment by following the guide below:

Step 1: Click ‘Set Work’.  Annotation_2020-05-19_142906.png
Step 2: Click ‘CREATE & VIEW’ in the ‘Assessment’ box. Annotation_2020-05-19_142954c.png

Step 3: Click 'repeat' next to the Assessment you would like to repeat.

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Step 4: Select 'Math' and click 'Next'

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Step 5: You will now be able to choose your class.

Tick the classes or students you would like to include.

You are able to repeat the Assessment for the same class or selected students within that class. You can also set the assessment for an entirely new class.

Click 'Next' once you have selected the relevant classes or students.

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Step 6: Set up the details of the Assessment.

Name - Give your Assessment a title. Your students will be able to see this and it will help them identify the activity in their Tasks list.

Number of questions - This is how many questions the students will be asked. By default, it's set to 20 but you can make that number as high or low as you like.

Time allowed - This is how much time your students will have to complete the assessment once they have started it.

Activity starts and Activity ends - this will be the period during which the Assessment will be visible on the students' accounts. 

 

Click 'Create'

 

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Step 7: You can now select the skills you would like the students to work on.

 

To filter the skills, use the 'Grade/Year' and 'Topics' filters.

If you don't make any changes, the skills and questions will be the same as the original Assessment.

Click 'Next'

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Step 8: This page shows you the questions that will be asked.

 

To change a question, click on the blue refresh box in the righthand corner of the relevant question.

 

Click 'Create' once you are happy.

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How can I view the results from the Assessment?

Once you have logged into your teacher account you will be able to view the results for the activity:

Step 1: Click ‘Set Work’. Annotation_2020-05-19_142906.png
Step 2: Click ‘CREATE & VIEW’ in the ‘Assessment ’ box. Annotation_2020-05-19_142954c.png
Step 3: Click 'result' next to the Assessment you would like to view. Annotation_2020-05-29_141733d.png

Step 4: You will be able to see the students' answers.

If you hover over the number you will see what question was asked.

If there are dashes in the results, this means that the student skipped that question or ran out of time.

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Step 5: Click ‘Done’ to return to your dashboard.

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How can I make sure my students work on the Assessment I created?

If your students have not had any other activities set for them, then the Assessment you created will automatically appear on their dashboard. If they have had other activities set for them, then they can select your Assessment by clicking on their Tasks list and viewing the list of available activities.

On your teacher account, there is the option to restrict your class to a specific activity. To do so, follow the guide below:

Step 1: Click ‘Set work’. Annotation_2020-05-19_142906.png

Step 2: Select ‘Live Controls’.

 

If you are assigned to more than one class, here is how you can change the class displayed.

If you need to be assigned to more classes, click here for a how-to guide.

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Step 3: Click ‘RESTRICT’ in the 'Focus Work' box. Annotation_2020-05-19_172234a.png

Step 4: To restrict your students to an Assessment, tick the ‘Assessmentoption. 


You can select multiple activities.


Your students will be restricted to the selected activity or activities for one hour.

 
Step 5: Click ‘Restrict’ to confirm.

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How can my students answer questions?

Once a student is logged into their account, they can participate in the Assessment as follows:

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Step 2: Select the activity from the Tasks list.

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Step 3: Click ‘Start’.  Annotation_2020-05-22_144452a.png

Step 4: Students will see a quick loading screen.

Click 'NEXT' to start the Assessment.

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Step 5: During the Assessment, the students will need to select the answer from the multiple choice options.

If they don't know the answer, students can click 'NEXT' to skip a question.They can also click on the back arrow to review or change a past answer.

If your students need to stop the Assessment and continue at a different time, scroll down to 'How to continue with the Assessment'

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Step 6: At the end, your students will have the option to review their answers or click on 'DONE' to submit them to you.  Annotation_2020-06-04_142707.png
Step 7: Once the students have clicked on 'DONE', they will then see a screen showing them how many questions they answered correctly and how many coins they have earned.  Annotation_2020-06-04_142726.png

 

How to continue with the Assessment

If your students had to stop the assessment mid-way through, they will be able to continue from where they left off.

To do so, they will need to select the Assessment from their Tasks list and follow the guide below:

Step 1: They will be able to see how many questions out of the total they have answered.

Click 'START'

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Step 2: They will then be shown a quick loading screen showing the summary.

Click 'NEXT'

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Step 3: They can then continue answering the questions from where they left off.  

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Common questions 

 

Can I turn off the timer shown in the Assessment?

No,the timer currently can't be turned off, though you can make the time limit as short or as long as you would like.

 

My student accidentally exited the Assessment mid-way through or was disconnected. Will they lose their progress?

No, they will be able to log back in and continue the assessment from where they left off (as long as it's within the time limit you set).

 

 

Can other teachers at the school view the result or repeat my assessment for their class?

Yes.

On the Assessments page, they will by default only see the assessment they have created. However, they can view all of the assessments created by other teachers on the school account. To do this, they will need to click on 'Show all ' in the bottom lefthand corner of the page.

They can then select the options they would like to do under 'Action'.

 

 

Can I set more than one activity for my students? 

Yes, you can. On their dashboard, your students will see the activity which is ending the soonest. However, they can click on their Tasks list to view all the activities they have available. They will just need to select the activity they would like to work on.

 

 

What is the recommended number of questions to ask my students?

By default, the assessments are set to include 20 questions. However, you can make this number as high or low as you like, depending on how much time you have given the students to complete the Assessment. 

 

 

Can I choose which questions will be asked during the Assessment?

Yes, you will be able to choose the questions. All of the selected students will be asked the same questions. 

 

 

I would like to share the Assessment I created with another teacher, how can I do that?

The teacher will need to log into their account and click on 'CREATE & VIEW' in the Assessment box under 'Settings'.

On the Assessments page, they will by default only see the assessments they have created. However, they can view all of the assessments created by other teachers on the school account. To do this, they will need to click on 'Show all ' in the bottom lefthand corner of the page.

 

 

My students can’t see the  activity I created

If your student is not able to view your Assessment in their Tasks list, first ensure your student is logging into the correct Sumdog account.

 

Check the login details that your student is using, and ensure they’re not automatically logging onto an old or inactive account. 

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