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

Note: If you want to make changes to the document of a document-based benchmark, you need to download the assessment rather than clone it.

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].

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 button.

Complete Cloning Assessment

Enter a new title for the cloned assessment in the Title field [1].

Make other changes to the assessment as needed. You can change the assessment type, standard alignment, title, description, answer key, points per question, and mastery cut scores. You can also add item tags if your district has them available.

To clone the assessment, click the Clone Assessment button [2].

View Cloned Benchmark

View Cloned Benchmark

To open the new benchmark assessment in the Benchmarks page, click the Created By filter, and select the Me option.