Data & AssessmentAssessments Create an Assessment Creating an On The Fly Assessment

Creating an On The Fly Assessment

In DnA, any items used to assess students' progress and/or mastery (e.g., a classroom quiz, district benchmark exam, unit test, homework assignment, rubric-based essay, project or portfolio, etc.) can become an assessment in DnA. For more information on an assessment's nature, see the "Assessment Overview" lesson.

You need a document camera or web camera for this GradeCam-related action. GradeCam is a fast, easy way to quickly upload an answer key.

Note that creating an assessment with GradeCam (i.e., "scanning" an answer key in GradeCam via a web camera or document camera) will not limit what you do with the assessment after it's created. For example, you can create an assessment with GradeCam and then enter responses, align questions to standards or import a data file for the same assessment at a later time.

Where to Start

Where to Start

1. Click Assessments.

2. Under General, click Create a New Assessment.

3. Select On The Fly. This typically is a formative assessment or an assessment you plan to align standards at a later point in time.

4. Enter the number of questions that will be on your assessment.

5. Click Okay.

Scan or Manually Enter the Answer Key

Scan or Manually Enter the Answer Key

Manually enter your answers or scan your answer key. If you scan, you may need to click the Tools link to choose the document camera or change settings (e.g., to "flip" the image if it shows upside down). See the "Having Trouble Scanning - (START HERE)" lesson for more details if you have trouble.

1. You should see your bubbled answers displayed in the answer key area.

2. Click Scan Student Responses when finished.

Scan Student Answer Documents

Scan Student Answer Documents

You may immediately scan students' answer documents. This is done in the same way you scanned your answer key, but you may see the "Scan Student Responses with GradeCam" lesson if you need additional assistance.

When finished scanning, click Save & View Results.

After you are finished viewing student performance, click Save as an Assessment if you want to save your results. You may now title your assessment and align it to standards if you choose.  See the lesson, Create a Manual Assessment if you need additional assistance.

Next Steps

Next Steps

You may chose to Share. See the "Share with Others" lesson for more details.  Also note that you can a copy of the test or assessment materials (e.g., uniform study guides, PLC notes, pre-test lesson plans, data-proven review activities, etc.) by clicking Materials at the bottom of the Setup tab. See the "Add an Attachment to an Assessment" lesson for more details.

For additional resources on Creating Assessments- See Illuminate U's lesson: U305 Creating Assessments