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How do you build an Assessment?

These instructions will step you through Building an Assessment.

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Step 1: Navigate to assessments

Navigate to the assessments page, and click on the yellow 'Create New Assessment' button.

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Step 2: Populate assessment details

Set the details for the assessment including the subject (e.g., Humanities, English, Science), the year level (e.g. Year 7, Year 8), the assessment type (e.g., essay, research report), and the assessment name. Click the 'Assessment Details' button in the top right-hand corner to unfurl a section where you can add this information.

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Step 3: Add skill groups

You can begin adding skill groups. Skill groups are the broader umbrellas under which the individual skills will sit. To add skill groups, click on 'Add New Skill Group' at the top left-hand side of your screen. You can edit the names of these by selecting a skill group, clicking the pen icon and typing in your own title. Click the tick icon when you're happy with the name you've entered. To remove a skill group, click on the trash can icon.

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Step 4: Add individual skills

Once you have specified your skill groups, you can begin adding the individual skills. To do this, select the relevant skill group and click 'Add Skill'. Describe the skill in question format in the free text box that appears, and select if this is a Yes / No question (in other words, a two-level skill where the student either does or does not achieve the skill), or a multiple-choice question (where a skill has increasing levels of difficulty, and the student can fall on a continuum).

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Step 5: Expand skill details

Once the skill is outlined, click on the arrow at the right of your skill box to bring up the details. Each layer of information added here will elevate the AI's ability to provide your students with accurate and impactful feedback.

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Step 6: Add medals and missions

Add a medal and mission for each level. These statements should be short, concise and specific to the exact skill level you are referring to. A medal is an encouraging or positive statement that congratulates a student's successful achievement of a particular skill level. A mission provides a constructive statement that instructs the student on the steps they need to take to reach the next level of achievement.

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Step 7: Add scores

Enter the score for each level. This will be the number of points awarded to a student when they achieve that particular level of the skill.

Step 8: Add explanations and examples (optional)

As an optional next step, you can choose to provide an explanation of the skill more broadly, and an example of it in use. Adding these are not necessary for setting up the assessment, and can always be added later. If added, students will have access to this detail when reviewing their results.

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Step 9: Set the assessment topic

Before you start marking, set the topic for the assessment. If the same topic or group of topics apply to your whole class, these can be added by expanding the ‘Show Assessment Details’ section, selecting ‘Class Topic’, entering text in the free text box, and then clicking ‘Add Topic’. If you enter multiple topics here, you will be able to select which applies to each student during the marking phase. If each student is writing to a different topic or prompt, ensure ‘Individualised Topic’ has been selected. This will allow you to enter a different product for each student as you mark.

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Step 10: Save changes

Click 'Save and continue' to save your changes.