How do I clone a benchmark assessment?

As a Mastery Connect district administrator, benchmark author, or benchmark facilitator, you can create a new benchmark assessment by cloning an existing one. When you clone an assessment, you create a duplicate, editable copy of a benchmark. If you need to edit an assessment but you are not the author, you can clone the assessment and then edit the clone.

After you clone an assessment, you can do the following:

  • Change mastery cut scores
  • Change point values in the assessment
  • Convert the assessment to a different mastery scale
  • Change an assessment from benchmark to formative
  • Change the items on the assessment
  • Modify or add standards
  • Change the answer key


  • If you want to make changes to the document of a document-based benchmark, you need to download the assessment rather than clone it.
  • You can also clone and re-align select benchmark assessments.

Open Admin Benchmarks

In the Global Navigation menu, click the Admin link [1]. Then, hover the cursor over the Assessments tab [2], and select the Benchmarks option [3].

Open Assessment

In the Benchmarks page, find the assessment to clone using the search bar and the filters [1]. To view more filters, click the Expand icon [2].

To quickly clone an assessment from the Benchmarks page, click the More Options button [3], and select the Clone option [4].

To open the assessment before cloning it, click the assessment title [5].

Note: You can clone only assessments that are published and not in the draft state.

Open Clone Assessment

To clone the assessment from the Assessment Manager, click the Clone icon.

Confirm Clone Assessment

Confirm Clone Assessment

In the confirmation window, confirm that you want to clone the assessment and not bookmark it. To confirm, click the Clone Assessment button.

Edit Clone

In the Assessment Editor, you can edit the new assessment.

To give the clone a unique title, hover over the assessment title, and click the Edit icon [1].

To create the assessment, click the Create Assessment button [2]. Alternatively, to leave the assessment in draft state, click the Exit button [3].