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  • Log in to Digital Assessments

    1. Go to https://abeka.linkit.com.
    2. Enter the username and password assigned by your school administrator.
    3. Select Login.
Overview
  • Process for Creating an Assessment

    Process of Assessment

    Section I - Item Design Terms

    • An item is a question.
    • An item bank is a collection of item sets.
    • An item set is a collection of items organized into assessments.

    Section II - Test Design Terms

    • An assessment can be a quiz, test, review, etc.
    • A test bank is a collection of “Tests” organized by grade and subject.
    • A test is an assessment that can be used for paper assessments, bubble sheets, or online testing.
I. Item Design
  • A. Create an Item Bank

    Create an Item Bank

    Open Test Design: Item Banks:

    1. From the icon menu at the top of the page, select Test Design.
    2. From the tab submenu under Test Design, select Item Banks.

    Create an item bank:

    1. In the Item Banks pane, select Add New Item Bank. This will open the Create an Item Bank box.
    2. Name the Item Bank (e.g., School: Subject-teacher).
    3. Select Create. The item bank will now appear in any list of existing item banks.
  • B. Create an Item Set

    1. Create an Item SetSelect an item bank from the Item Banks pane.
    2. In the Item Sets pane, select Add New Item Set.
    3. Name the Item Set (e.g., Quiz 1).
    4. Select Save. The item set will now appear in any list of existing item sets.
  • C. Open an Item Set

    1. Open an Item SetSelect an item bank from the Item Banks pane.
    2. In the Item Sets pane, select the folder icon (Open Item Set) next to the desired item set. This will direct you to the Edit Item Set page.
  • D. Create an Item

    Create an Item
    1. Select the Create New Item icon.
    2. Select the Question Type. This will then open the item for editing.
    3. Create an Item
    4. Type within the box to enter the content of the item.
    5. If necessary, use the toolbar to add item features (e.g., audio, references, fractions, images, and special characters).
    6. For Multiple Choice items:
      1. Double-click anywhere in the letter choice area. This will open the Multiple Choice Properties box.
      2. Enter the choice content next to each letter choice.
      3. Check the box next to the correct choice toselect the correct answer.
      4. Enter the point value of the item in the Points value box.
      5. Select OK to save the changes
    7. For Text Entry and Inline Choice items:
      1. Double-click the gray answer box. This will open the Properties box.
      2. Select the green “+” icon to add an answer or choice.
      3. Select the answer or choice from the list and enter the content in the small box below the list. To add special characters, click “Character Palette.”
      4. Select the green checkmark icon to save the content of the answer or choice.
      5. Assign the point value/answer options. Note: For inline choice answers, select the bubble in line with the correct answer.
      6. Select OK to save and close the box.
    8. Select Save and Close to save the item.
    9. Note: To create more items, repeat #1–7. To edit an existing item, select the Edit Item pencil icon beside the item in the item set.

    10. Save as Test—Select this icon to create an assessment from the items in the item set. This will bypass Section II-A #2–5 and Section II-B.
      1. In the Select Bank section, select the bubble next to either Existing Bank or New Bank to choose a test bank.
        1. Select the Grade, Subject, and Bank from the respective drop-down lists.
        2. If the New Bank option was selected, enter the name of the new test bank in the Bank box.
      2. In the Test section, enter the name of the assessment in the Test Name box.
      3. Select Create Test. The test bank and the assessment will now appear in Test Design: Tests as an existing test bank and test.
II. Test Design
  • A. Create a Test Bank

    Open Test Design: Tests:

    1. From the tab submenu under Test Design, select Tests.

    Create a test bank:

    1. Under Test Banks, select the Add New Test Bank bubble.
    2. In the pop up window choose the grade level and subject
    3. Name the Test Bank (e.g., School: Subject-teacher).
    4. Select Create. The test bank will now appear in any list of existing test banks.
  • B. Create an Assessment

    1. Create An AssessmentSelect a test bank from the list of existing test banks.
    2. In the right testing window select Add a New Test.
    3. Name the test. (e.g., Subject Class-assessment).
    4. Select Create.
  • C. Edit an Assessment

    Edit an Assessment
    1. Select and open the test to edit.:
      1. Select a test bank from the list of existing test banks.
      2. Select a test from the list of existing tests.
      3. Click open to edit.
    2. Click an existing item (question) to see the Question Properties then click Edit Item to make changes.
    3. Add Section—Select this icon to add a section.
    4. Test Sections/Questions—Reorder items or sections by dragging and dropping into the desired place.
    5. Import Item—To import pre-authored questions from your personal library or district library.
    6. Create Item—To add additional questions to your assessment.
    7. Test Properties—Edit the assessment name and instructions, section name and instructions, and any item’s point value.
    8. Save Changes—Select this icon to save any changes.

    Note: The assessment is now ready to be generated into Paper Assessments, Bubble Sheets, or Online Assessments.

    At this point, rosters must have already been entered and assigned to classes by the School Administrator. It is highly recommended to use the roster upload feature to import rosters.

III. Paper Assessments
  • Paper assessments can be used alone or with bubble sheets.

    1. In the Test Utilities, select the Print Test icon.
    2. Select the Grade, Subject, Bank, and Test from the respective drop-down lists.
    3. Click Print Test.
    4. A window will pop up with Paper options include single or double columns, cover page, section headings, etc.
    5. Once your paper options have been selected click Create PDF.
IV. Bubble Sheets
  • Bubble sheets work best with Multiple Choice items.

    A. Generate Bubble Sheets

    Generate Bubble Sheets

    Open Bubble Sheets: Create Bubble Sheets:

    1. From the icon menu at the top of the page, select Bubble Sheets.
    2. From the tab submenu under Manage Bubble Sheets, select Create Bubble Sheets.

    Create a bubble sheet assessment:

    1. Select Test—Select Single Class, Group Printing, or Generic Sheet. Select the Grade, Subject, Test Bank, and Test.
    2. Note: Abeka products with pre-authored tests and quizzes will appear under the test bank option. Then you can select the specific pre-authored test or quiz from the test field.
    1. Select Students—Select the School, Term, Class, and Students
    2. Select Options—Select the Style, Bubble Format, Bubble Size, and Pagination Option.
    3. Select Generate to create a bubble sheet. The Bubble Sheet Download information will appear at the bottom of the screen.
  • B. Print Bubble Sheets

    Generate Bubble Sheets
    1. Click to download..
    2. Select the print file icon. If necessary, adjust print options (number of copies).
    3. Select Print.
  • C. Grade Bubble Sheets

    Open Manage Bubble Sheets: Grade Bubble Sheets:

    • From the tab submenu under Manage Bubble Sheets, select Grade Bubble Sheets.

    Upload bubble sheet files:

    • Select Files—Select the file(s) of bubble sheets to be uploaded and graded.
  • D. Review Bubble Sheets

    Open Manage Bubble Sheets: Review Bubble Sheets:

    • From the tab submenu under Manage Bubble Sheets, select Review Bubble Sheets.

    Open bubble sheets for review:

    • Select the first icon, Details.
    Select the first icon, Details.

    Bubble Sheet Review:

    Bubble Sheet Review
    1. Students—Student list, assessment status, items answered, and points earned. To see completed assessments, check the Finished box.
    2. Bubble Sheet Details—Assessment image, advanced options, and unanswered/answered items.
    3. Go to Manage Bubble Sheets: Process Errors to solve errors (such as Barcode Error).
V. Online Assessments
  • A. Assign an Online Assessment

    Assign an Online Assessment

    Open Online Testing: Assign Online Test:

    1. From the icon menu at the top of the page, select Online Testing.
    2. From the tab submenu under Online Testing, select Assign Online Test.

    Assign an online assessment:

    1. Select a Test—Select the Grade, Subject, Bank, and Test.
    2. Note:—Abeka products with pre-authored testsand quizzes will appear under the test bank option.Then you can select the specific pre-authored test or quiz from the test field.
    1. Select Students—Select either Class Assignment, Group Assignment, or Teacher Review. For class assignments, select the School, Term, Teacher, and Class. For group assignments, select the Group.
    2. District Preferences In Effect—Tailor your test preferences to a specific assignment. This will not change the Online Test Preferences permanently. To change default preferences, select Online Testing and then Set Default Preferences.
    3. Select Assign to assign the online assessment.
    4. Record the Test Code. This code will be used by students to access the online assessment.
  • B. Review Online Assessments

    Open Online Testing: Review/Grade Online Tests

    • From the tab submenu under Online Testing, select Review/Grade Online Tests.

    Open online assessments for review:

    • Select the Review icon, the paper and pencil icon.
    Review Online Assessments

    Online Assessment Review:

    Online Assemssment Review
    1. Test Info—General test information such as test name and teacher and class name as well as grading and filtering preferences.
    2. Question List—List of items and item statuses (Answered, Unanswered, and Reviewable).
    3. Question Detail and Answers—The graded item and possible answers.
    4. Overall Feedback—The teacher feedback for the student.
    5. Grading and Feedback for Question—The item score can be changed for certain types of items (i.e., Text Entry and Extended Text) when the Override preference is on. Select the blue Apply Grade button to update any changes in score..
    6. Submit Test—A gray Submit Test button indicates a completed assessment. A blue Submit Test button indicates an item needs to be manually graded. Grade all items before submitting an assessment.
VI. Online Student Testing
  • A. Student Login

    1. Go to test.linkit.com.
    2. Enter the Test Code and select Submit.
    3. Select the student’s name and click Select.
    4. Select Begin Test.
  • B. Online Testing Features

    Online testing features can be changed in Online Testing: Online Test Preferences.

    Online Testing Features
    1. Icons allow the student to show test instructions, flag an item, customize font size, pause testing, view items (answered, unanswered, or flagged), highlight text, and submit the assessment.
    2. Elimination—Select a gray “⨯” to eliminate a choice in a Multiple Choice item. The “⨯” will turn red.
    3. Drag the arrows on the side of the question box to change its width.
    4. Special Character Palette—Select the blue keyboard icon in a Text Entry or Extended Text box to insert special characters (e.g., Spanish or math symbols).
    5. Select the arrow” at the bottom of the page to save and continue.
  • C. Review Submitted Assessment

    After an assessment has been submitted, the student can Review the Test, Take Another Test, or Logout.

    • Select Review Test.
      • Correct—check
      • Incorrect—x
      • Partial Credit (misspelling)—ester
VII. Reporting
  • A. Dashboard

    Open Reporting: Dashboard:

    1. From the icon menu at the top of the page, select Reporting.
    2. From the tab submenu under Reporting, select Dashboard.

    To choose a teacher/test:

    1. Select the Teacher. This will open the Teacher Dashboard.
    2. Click Select Tests to choose which tests to report.

    To choose a report:

    1. From the blue button menu at the top right of the page, choose View Student Results, View Summary Results, or Other Reports.
    2. Other Reports includes Item Analysis, Class Diagnostic, Custom Reports, and Groupings.
  • Student History tracks student performance on each assessment.

    B. Student History

    To open the Student History:

    1. Choose Student History from the Dashboard main menu.
    2. Choose the Teacher, Class, and Student that you would like to review. This will bring up the selected student’s performance history on each assessment in that class.
    3. Student History

    To view more details about student performance on a certain assessment:

    1. Click the blue magnifying glass icon.
    2. This will bring up assessment details including the number of questions, points possible per question, correct answer, and student’s answer. .

    To print the Student History:

    1. Click on the Print drop-down menu, and select:
      1. Print current student
      2. Batch print class