How to create a common assessment using Limelight Revised 09.27.11 Saint Joseph School District.
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How to create a common assessment using Limelight Revised 09.27.11 Saint Joseph School District
Why use Limelight to create common assessments? Multiple choice questions automatically graded Quick feedback about students Quick feedback for students Ability to practice online assessments Share common assessments automatically with other members of department For the environmentally conscious: less paper used
Step 1: Create a new bank On the home screen, click on “Banks”
Copy and paste desired passage to be used for assessment Select “Subject”, “Grade range”, “Passage type” Click “Create Passage”
Step 3: Create questions Click “create a question”
To create questions… Decide the “Question type” Multiple choice Constructed response Multipart constructed response Select “Answer options” Create question in “Question text” Select “correct answer” Complete Responses Correct answer is highlighted in green Complete Question details Under “Question Bank” select desired bank to be used for assessment Make sure correct reading passage is shown Click “Create and align question” to align to CA, Math, or Science standards.
To continue adding additional questions, click “Create a new question and repeat process until desired amount of questions have been added
Special note about adding additional questions: Make sure you select desired reading passage for each question created Without selecting passage, students will not be able to view the passage during the question
Step 4: Create assessment Once desired amount of questions have been added, click “Tests”
Find questions for test Click “Select by passage” Select desired passage from your personal created bank, basic, or classroom banks Click “Show these passages”
Click on passage Click “Add to test” for each question Click “Preview and save”
Test preview options Preview, change question order, or add additional questions Break test into multiple testing sessions Click “Save this test” once done
Complete test information Select “Test category” Make sure you choose correct bank
Click “Save this test” once all parts are completed
Step 5: Assign to classes Click “Create a new assignment”
Click on Assignment highlighted in blue Make sure the correct test is listed under “Assigning” Choose desired options for review after completion and time allowed Select classes to complete assignment Click “Create Assignment Group”
After the Common Assessment is created you can: Print the common assessment for students to take using paper/pencil. Have the students complete the assessment online. In order to test online, your building secretary has access to your students’ usernames and logins through Powerschool. Please have her print those for your use. The building secretary is the only staff member in your building that has that capability.
Quick Feedback with online testing: Item Assessment
Additional suggestions When creating assessment items not using a reading passage, skip Step 2 When creating test, you can also “Select by bank” or “Select by Indicator” to find assessment items Passages show reading level
If you have any questions, email: email@example.com