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How do I administer assessment sessions?

This section includes instructions on how to administer, invigilate and manage assessment sessions.

How do I start an assessment session?

On the day of the assessment, follow these steps to start an assessment session.

1. Log in to your teacher account.

2. Once you are logged in, select the Classes/Groupings tab on the left-hand sidebar.

3. In this view, you will see your classes. To open a class, click Select Class. 

4. Once the class is open, click Start or Schedule Assessment Session.

5. Two choices will appear: Sample Test (Grade 9) and Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics. Click Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics.

6. Two more choices will appear: Start Now and Schedule for Later. Click Start Now to begin the assessment for the students in this class.

7. Once the assessment has started, you will be redirected to the Assessment Invigilation page. Here you will be able to see all the students in your class who are accessing the assessment, monitor their progress, pause or resume their assessment, manage their time limit and report any issues that occur.

How do I invigilate or monitor assessment sessions?

Once the assessment session has started, you will be redirected to the invigilation screen. 

This screen is where you will monitor and manage your students’ progress through the assessment session. The image below shows a sample invigilation screen. The descriptions below the image correspond to the numbers in the image.

  1. Access Code (for Assessment Session): Each assessment session will have an access code. Students in the class when you started the assessment session and who are logged in will be prompted to start the assessment. Any students not yet logged in or not enrolled in the class can enter the access code in the appropriate field on the Login page to access the assessment directly.
  1. List of Students: This is a list of all students currently enrolled in your class in the assessment session. You can see which students are currently logged in and which are not by their login status.
  1. Unlocking Session A: The assessment is separated into two sessions. Session A must be unlocked by the teacher for students to start it. Click the lock icon to lock Session A for all students. 
  1. Unlocking Session B: The assessment is separated into two sessions. Session B must be unlocked by the teacher for students to start it. Click the lock icon to lock Session B for all students. Students cannot proceed to Session B until they have completed Session A.
  2. Managing Assessment Features: These are features that teachers have access to while they are invigilating.

How do I pause or resume a student’s assessment session?

Once you have started the assessment session, you will have access to various features for invigilating your students. One of these features allows you to pause or resume the assessment for the entire class at any point during the session. This will allow the students to return to the assessment later. 

Click Pause Session at the top of the page to pause the session for the entire class.

To resume the session, click Resume Session.

How do I extend the time limit during an assessment session?

Once you have started the assessment, you will have access to various features for invigilating your students’ assessment session. On the Invigilation page, you will be able to see the time limit for each assessment session. The allotted time for each session is 60 minutes.

As the teacher, you can lock and unlock each session of the assessment for all your students by clicking the lock icon.

At the end of each session, you will have the option of closing the session or keeping it open for one or more students. If a student has completed the first session and you have unlocked the second session, students can move on to it directly. You can provide a break between sessions or have the students write the two sessions on different days.

If a student has not completed the two stages of the first session after 60 minutes, you will have the option of closing the session for this student using the lock icon beside the student’s name.

If a student has not completed the session after 60 minutes, you can leave the session open so that the student can continue. Any students receiving extra time must continue to be supervised. 

Students will not be able to return to a session and you will not be able to unlock the session once students have submitted it.

How do I report issues? 

Once you have started the assessment, you will have access to various features for invigilating your students. One of these features allows you to report issues your class faces during the assessment sessions.

To report an issue affecting the students in the assessment session, click Report an Issue at the top of the invigilation screen. This will open a pop-up that will allow you to report the issue.

How do I administer an assessment session to students who are not in my class?

Although you will have only the classes with students your school administrator has assigned you and to which you will administer the assessment, you can administer assessment sessions to students not assigned to your class. Using the following approach, you will be able to administer the assessment both to students in your class and to students who are not in it.

1. After you have followed the steps to start an assessment session, you will be brought to the invigilation screen. Here, you can provide students not in your class with the access code at the top-right corner of the screen.

2. Using this access code, the students will be able to login to the system and take the assessment with your class.

How do I end an assessment session?

Once all students have completed both assessment sessions (Session A and Session B), including the questionnaire (Session Q), the assessment session can be ended. If a teacher would like to end an assessment session, the teacher should select the Submit Results tab on the Assessment page. The approximate time for students to complete each of Session A and Session B is 60 minutes. (If students are receiving additional time, modify all times accordingly.)

How do I see assessment results for the students in my class?

1. Log in to your teacher account.

2. Once you are logged in, select the Classes/Groupings tab on the left-hand sidebar.

3. Click Select Class to select the class for which you would like to view the reports.

4. Once on the page for that class, click View Reports.

5. This will bring you to the Reports page. Here you will be able to review the results of the individual students in your class. Results will appear only once both sessions are completed.