Marking Ad Hoc assessments

Manually adding marks for Stand-alone Ad Hoc assessments

If you've not chosen to link your ad hoc assessment to summative assessment when setting it up, you should use the Ad hoc marksheet to mark your ad hoc assessment.

Go to Students > Assessments > Summative Tracking > Mark Entry > Ad Hoc Marksheet.



Use the filters at the top of the page to select the assessment and other parameters including date and student groups.



To input marks, click on the individual cells and you will have the option to choose the type of mark from the drop-down menu or input the mark manually.



You can also add marks in bulk by selecting the students and use the Bulk action button to Add/change marks.

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Manually adding marks for linked Ad Hoc assessments

If you've linked your ad hoc assessment to summative assessment when setting it up, you can use the summative marksheet to add your ad hoc assessment marks.

  • If you're an administrator, you can go School > Programmes > Courses and select the level of students you would like to view the assessments for.
  • If you're a teacher, go to My Items > My Calendar and select the class. Using the left-hand menu, you can then access the Full Marksheet.

Click into a field to add the Ad Hoc mark. You can also tick the boxes next to student names to add marks in bulk. Click the Bulk action button to select Bulk Edit Marks

You cannot use the Bulk Edit Multiple Columns bulk action for Ad Hoc assessments.



You can also copy Ad Hoc assessment marks between past, present and future assessment periods. Both the source and target assessment periods must be visible in order to select them, so remember to change the dates in the filters!

On the next slide over, you can see which marks will be copied over. Any marks highlighted in red will be overridden, and grey will not be changed.



Using the import spreadsheet

You can use our import spreadsheet to import the Ad Hoc assessment mark for any assessment period. Download and complete the import spreadsheet for the assessment(s), then upload it into Arbor. The spreadsheets are available for the assessments you have already created within Arbor.

You can use this feature to import:

  • Marks for any data drop in the current academic year. Please Note that Non submission grades will only display as valid values for assessments that are using a grade set (not text or integer), but these can still be imported if typed into the cells.
  • Comments (if selected)

Please note: This process will override any existing marks already input into your Assessment. Any fields left blank in your spreadsheet will not override any marks in Arbor.

Go to Students > Assessments > Summative Tracking > Mark Entry > Import from the left-hand menu. Click the green Download Import Spreadsheet button to select the ad hocs option.



Fill in the slide over with the assessment information then click Download import spreadsheet.



Once you have downloaded the spreadsheet, fill in marks for each student as appropriate.

Please note that this spreadsheet is custom made for the import you are doing and that you cannot change the academic year, students or assessment in this sheet. If you want to import for a different academic year, assessment or set of students, you must create a new import spreadsheet.

Please note: Please do not change the student names or IDs, and do not rearrange any column or change column letters or row numbers. If you do, we cannot guarantee that the right marks will be imported for the right students.



Once you have filled in the sheet, you can import it on the same page by clicking the grey Upload Import Spreadsheet button.



You can choose your file to upload, then click Upload.



On the next page, you can see the information about the import. Double-check the information you are about to import.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Delete import if any data is incorrect, or click Import data to import the assessment marks.


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