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Creating common assessments in Limelight

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Creating common assessments in Limelight

  1. 1. How to create common assessments using Limelight Tonya Sharp and Terri JohnsonMonday, July 25, 2011
  2. 2. Special thanks to Katie Kimball of Central High School. These slides are adapted from her presentation.Monday, July 25, 2011
  3. 3. 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 usedMonday, July 25, 2011
  4. 4. STEP 1: Get Logged In to Limelight Go to the district homepageMonday, July 25, 2011
  5. 5. Option 1 Click Assessment in the QuicklinksMonday, July 25, 2011
  6. 6. Option 2 1. Go to the district homepage. 2. Click on Staff Resources.Monday, July 25, 2011
  7. 7. Click on AssessmentMonday, July 25, 2011
  8. 8. Click on the Blue PowerSchool/Limelight Button.Monday, July 25, 2011
  9. 9. • Login: • Password: • Click “Sign In”Monday, July 25, 2011
  10. 10. We want to make a test, so click “Manage Test”.Monday, July 25, 2011
  11. 11. STEP 2: Create a new bank On the home screen, click on “Banks” or “New Bank”.Monday, July 25, 2011
  12. 12. Click “Create a new bank”Monday, July 25, 2011
  13. 13. Which will lead you to this screen...Monday, July 25, 2011
  14. 14. What to Title •Content •Grade Level •Unit* •Learning Target (Not GLE)* *See Reference Sheets to Find Learning TargetsMonday, July 25, 2011
  15. 15. Middle Science Units Grade 7 Grade 8 Inquiry Inquiry Cellular Force Electricity Body Matter Genetics Geology Weather AstronomyMonday, July 25, 2011
  16. 16. What to Add to Description. • Person creating the New Bank of questions. • Description of what assessment bank will cover.Monday, July 25, 2011
  17. 17. 1. Remember, complete the following: “Title, “A Brief Description” 2. Decide who will be able to see bank 3. Click “Create bank”Monday, July 25, 2011
  18. 18. Monday, July 25, 2011
  19. 19. STEP 3: Create QuestionsMonday, July 25, 2011
  20. 20. 1. Select “Create a new question”Monday, July 25, 2011
  21. 21. 2. Decide the “Question Type” • Multiple Choice • Constructed Response • Multipart Constructed Response 3. Select “Answer options” and Select “Correct Answer”Monday, July 25, 2011
  22. 22. 4. Create question in “Question text”.Monday, July 25, 2011
  23. 23. Basic Word Processing Toolbar. To add an image... • Click the “Image” buttonMonday, July 25, 2011
  24. 24. You can then add an image just as you would add an attachment to an email.Monday, July 25, 2011
  25. 25. 5. Complete Responses • These are right below the Question Text. • Correct answer is highlighted in green.Monday, July 25, 2011
  26. 26. You can add an image here too!Monday, July 25, 2011
  27. 27. Inserting an Image • After uploading the image, you will see an Image Preview • Click “Insert image and continue editing”Monday, July 25, 2011
  28. 28. 6. Complete Question details • Under “Question Bank” select desired bank to be used for assessment. • Subject, Science and Technology • Grade range, 7-8 • If using a passage, make sure it is shown.Monday, July 25, 2011
  29. 29. • This is what the Question details may look like when complete. • Notice there are tools we could allow the students to use.Monday, July 25, 2011
  30. 30. Question taxonomy.You may want to do this if you wish, not required. 7. Click, “Create and align question.”Monday, July 25, 2011
  31. 31. • Alignment allows you to link the question to the specific GLE. • Click on the “Standard document” dropdown menu.Monday, July 25, 2011
  32. 32. Select “Grade and Course Level Expectations: Science and Technology”Monday, July 25, 2011
  33. 33. Click on “Grade Level” Drop-down menu and select grade level of specific science GLE.Monday, July 25, 2011
  34. 34. Continue clicking the “+” signs to get deeper into the GLEs to find the appropriate standard for the item.Monday, July 25, 2011
  35. 35. Click on the open box beside the “+” to select the appropriate GLE.Monday, July 25, 2011
  36. 36. Click “Update alignment”.Monday, July 25, 2011
  37. 37. To continue adding additional questions, click “Create a new question” and repeat process until desired amount of questions have been added.Monday, July 25, 2011
  38. 38. To create questions... 1. Select “Create a New Question” 2. Decide the “Question type” (MC, CR, and Multipart CR) 3. Select “Answer options” 4. Create question in “Question Text” 5. Complete Responses (Correct answer is highlighted in green) 6. Complete Question details 1. Under “Question Bank” select desired bank to be used for assessment 2. If using a passage, make sure it is shown 7. Click “Create and align question”Monday, July 25, 2011
  39. 39. STEP 4: Create Test (assessment) Once the desired amount of questions have been added, click “Tests”Monday, July 25, 2011
  40. 40. Click “Create a new test”Monday, July 25, 2011
  41. 41. Find questions for test • Click “Select by bank”Monday, July 25, 2011
  42. 42. • This will show all questions in the bank. • Click the green “+” to add question to test.Monday, July 25, 2011
  43. 43. Questions added will turn blue.Monday, July 25, 2011
  44. 44. Once done, click “Preview and save”Monday, July 25, 2011
  45. 45. • In Test Preview, you can click and drag questions to rearrange order. • You can also add more questions to the test.Monday, July 25, 2011
  46. 46. When you are happy with ordering of assessment, click, “Save this test”.Monday, July 25, 2011
  47. 47. • Title test the same as the test bank, if assessing a learning target. • Give your name and Learning Target for brief description. • Test category for ALL formative assessments is “Progress Monitor”.Monday, July 25, 2011
  48. 48. fr om ed age nt inu s p co viou p re Grade • Level • Bank, use Existing Bank • Proficiency profile, use SJSD Benchmark* *After Data Teams Training, proficiency profile may be altered.Monday, July 25, 2011
  49. 49. fr om ed age nt inu s p co viou p • re Give any specific instructions. • Sharing: Subscription = school and District = everyone. • Click “Save this test”Monday, July 25, 2011
  50. 50. Screen shows a new test was created.Monday, July 25, 2011
  51. 51. STEP 5: Assign the Test (assessment) • Assign tests with “Assignment” TabMonday, July 25, 2011
  52. 52. To assign this test to a class, click “Assignments”.Monday, July 25, 2011
  53. 53. • Assignment Group Name, call it the same learning target name as before. • Click “There is no test selected. Please choose one.”Monday, July 25, 2011
  54. 54. • When test is selected, it will show test in blue. • Decide on assignment conditionsMonday, July 25, 2011
  55. 55. fr om ed age nt inu s p co viou p re • Select which of your classes that will be assigned the test. • Click “Create Assignment Group”.Monday, July 25, 2011
  56. 56. This shows I have one test I have created in Test Management.Monday, July 25, 2011
  57. 57. Under Assignment tab, shows active assignments.Monday, July 25, 2011

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