When you create strands as part of your summative assessment setup, your strands will automatically be applied to all of the assessment periods that have been assigned to the parent assessment.
For instance, if you have created a summative assessment and have chosen a half-termly assessment period and your school has the typical 3 terms per year, then all of your strands will appear in each assessment period, with a total of 6 instances of strands that you can enter marks for.
Assigning strands to specific Assessment Periods
In some cases, a strand may only be taught and assessed in some of the assessment periods. For instance, `numbers` might be a strand of your `Maths` parent assessment, but it is only taught in the first term of the year.
Another example could be that one of your strands is the final exam of the module. Therefore, you would only need to assess this strand in the final assessment period for that assessment in an academic year.
To specify which assessment period a strand can be assessed in, follow these steps:
Navigate to the ‘manage assessment` page by going to Assessment Dashboard > Select correct Academic Year> Expand Key stage > Select Assessment.
Select your summative assessment with strands. In the slide over, select manage assessment (highlighted in orange in the screenshot)
Click on the ‘Assessment Periods' (highlighted in orange in the screenshot).
You will then see the `Edit strands` slide-over. Each assessment period will have a check-box for each strand. To remove a strand from an assessment period, simply un-tick the relevant strand box and then click `Update Assessment Periods` at the bottom of the slide over.