Introduction to setting up your assessments

Step 1 - Define your Assessment Framework

What is the Assessment Framework?

The Assessment Framework includes all the supporting information that makes up an assessment, such as the grades that are used or the name of the assessment. You can manage grade point scales and grade sets, assessments that can be added to the Annual Policy and the marksheet settings such as which columns should be shown.

As Assessment Frameworks are typically only created once and last for a number of academic years (grade sets and the course name rarely change), this part of the assessments is separated out for a simpler yearly setup process.

 

How do I set up the Assessment Framework?

Go to Students > Assessments > Assessment Framework > Assessment Catalogue.

If you have never set up assessments before, this page will be blank. 

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To create a new Assessment, click the Create new Assessment button. From the Create New Assessment page, select the type of assessment you wish to set up.

We've got helpful articles on how to set up each type of assessment, just click the links below and follow step 1:

You can also set up a custom curriculum assessment. Click here to see how.

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Step 2 - Define your Annual Policy

What is the Annual Policy?

Once you have defined your Assessment Framework, you'll need to add all your assessments to your Annual Policy for the academic year. The Annual Policy includes all aspects of assessments that are specific to an academic year, such as which assessments students are taking and Data Collection dates. In this section, you will also be able to manage your assessment periods, assessable courses, curriculum expectations, and schoolwide targets for the year.

You'll need to set up your Annual Policy every year to select which of your assessments you'll be using.

 

How do I set up the Annual Policy?

Go to Students > Assessments > Annual Policy > Assessable CoursesHere you can view which courses will have assessments during the academic year.

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You can edit this list by clicking the green Bulk Set Assessable Course Button, and ticking or unticking the courses. This determines what assessments appear on the Manage Assessments page.

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Then go to Students > Assessments > Annual Policy > Manage Assessments to complete all set up of your assessments for the academic year.

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We've got helpful articles on how to add each type of assessment to your policy for the year, just click the links below and follow step 2:

 

Step 3 - Define your assessment target rules

Summative tracking

For your summative assessments, you can edit your Target Judgement rules colour code your mark sheets depending on how you students are doing in their assessments relative to their targets.

You can also set up Attainment or Progress Target rules to automatically set targets for groups of students within an assessment so that these don’t have to be set manually on the marksheet.

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Curriculum assessments

For your curriculum assessments, you can set formative assessment curriculum expectations in Curriculum Expectations.

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Step 4 - Input marks and analyse assessment results

Summative tracking

View your current mark input status and access marksheets for your Summative, Ad Hoc and Progress 8 assessments from Students > Assessments > Summative Tracking > Assessment Dashboard

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Enter or Import marks and targets for Summative and Ad Hoc assessments in Mark Entry > Marksheet or set baselines and targets from the Marksheet pages. These pages are accessible in different ways by different people:

Once your marks have been put in, view analysis for Summative, Ad Hoc and 3rd party Standardised Assessments (such as Hodder) in the Analysis section.

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Curriculum assessments

Enter marks against the curriculum and statements you've set up from Students > Assessments > Formative Tracking > Mark Entry.

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Once you've put some marks in, you can view analysis and track your student's progress through the curriculum in the Analysis and On Track Students sections.

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