What are Standard Level Assessments (SLAs)?
Standard Level Assessments allow you to create assessments aligned to one or more specific standard(s). They include six questions per standard and provide you with student performance data for each standard being assessed.
How can I create a Standard Level Assessment?
- Navigate to the “Work” tab.
- Select “Assessments.”
- Click “Create a New Assessment.”
Follow the steps to Create a New Assessment:
Step 1 “Assign to” Choose the grade level, class(es), or student(s) for which you would like to create an SLA.
Step 2 “Grade Level” and “Assessment Type” Choose the appropriate grade level. For “Assessment Type,” choose “Standard Level.” In the section that appears, select the standard(s) you wish to assess.
Step 3 “Start on” and “End on” Select the start and end date/time for the assessment window. The assessment will not show up in students’ accounts until the start date and time.
Step 4 “Assessment Name” Name the SLA.
Click “Assign” to complete. You can also preview the assessment.
How can I use Standard Level Assessments?
Use SLAs whenever you want a snapshot of student knowledge of a specific standard or set of standards.
Consider using SLAs for:
- Pre-tests, before a new unit or concept.
- Post-tests, after completing a unit or concept.
- Checkpoints for review, including spiral review of material taught and assessed earlier in the year.
- Individual student recommendations: after students complete an SLA, TenMarks generates a recommended list of Personal Work that you can accept.
What are Standard Level Assessments like for students?
TenMarks SLAs appear in the Class Work section of the student homepage. During assessments, students respond to questions without embedded supports like hints and videos or second chances. Feedback, including overall score, is provided to the student upon submission of her assessment. The number of standards you include in an SLA will impact the amount of time it takes students to complete the assessment.
How can I monitor student progress?
You can access detailed Standard Level Assessment performance on the “Assessment Details” page by navigating to the “Assessments” tab and clicking “View Details.”
For the purposes of tracking this assessment data overall and over time, you can access data in the “Reports” section under “Assessments.”
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