Note: For Standard Level Assessments, please click here.
What are Grade Level Assessments?
Grade Level Assessments (GLAs) are benchmark tests that assess student understanding of the standards at a specific grade level. GLAs are designed to include a mix of item types, including technology-enhanced questions, which mirror the student interface and level of rigor in high-stakes state assessments.
How can I create a Grade 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, classes, or students for which you would like to create a GLA.
- Step 2: “Grade Level” and “Assessment Type” - Choose the appropriate grade level. For “Assessment Type,” choose Grade Level Assessment.
- Step 3: “Start on” and “End on” - Select the start date and time, and end date and time for the assessment. The assessment will not show up in the students’ accounts until the start date and time.
- Step 4: “Assessment Name” - Type in a name for the GLA.
When you are done completing all four fields, click “Assign.” You can also click “Preview Assessment” to view sample questions in the GLA before assigning it.
How can I use Grade Level Assessments?
Grade Level Assessments can be used as benchmarks at the beginning, middle, or end of the school year. Upon the completion of Grade Level Assessments, TenMarks will create recommendations for student practice based on their performance in each domain. You can choose to accept these recommendations and automatically assign them to students.
Here are other ways to consider using TenMarks Grade Level Assessments:
- Use at the beginning of the year to identify gaps to support your upcoming instruction and to generate personal work for all students.
- Use in the middle and end of the school year to measure student growth and progress in each domain.
- Use before summer break to provide students with relevant practice and avoid learning loss.
What are Grade Level Assessments like for students?
Based on the selected start time, TenMarks GLAs will appear in the “Class Work” section of the student Home Page. While taking the GLA, students respond to questions without embedded supports, like hints and videos or second tries. Students will see a variety of questions, including some technology-enhanced items (similar to state assessments).
Feedback, including overall score, is provided to the student upon submission of their GLA. Since the GLAs cover an entire grade level, provide students ample time, at least an hour, to complete them.
How can I monitor student progress?
After an Assessment has been created, it will appear in the “Assessments” tab under “Work.” You can access detailed GLA performance on the “Assessment Details” page by clicking “View Details.”
To track and view the GLA data overall and over time, you can access the data in the “Reports” section of your teacher account and select “Assessments.”
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