How do I create a benchmark assessment from a document-based source as an admin?

In Mastery Connect, district administrators (admins) and users with benchmark author or benchmark facilitator permission can create benchmark assessments from document-based sources.

Benchmark assessments must be kept private to your district.

Learn more about delivering benchmarks to trackers in your district.  

Learn more about deputizing staff as an admin.

Open Assessments

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].  

To add a new benchmark assessment, click the Add Benchmark button [4].

Alternatively, if  you have been assigned the role of benchmark author or benchmark facilitator, in the Global Navigation menu click the Admin link [1]. Then click the Benchmarks tab [2].

Create Assessment

Create Assessment

The Assessment Type drop-down displays the District Benchmark option by default [1].

To select a subject, core, and class for the assessment click the drop-down menus [2].

Click the Standard drop-down menu, then select the Multi-Standard option [3].

To allow teachers to remove the assessment from their trackers, click the Allow Teachers to Delete from Trackers box [4].

Enter a name for the assessment in the Title field [5].

Optionally, enter a description of the assessment in the Description field [6].

Note:  Benchmark assessments must have multiple standards. If you do not select Multi-Standard in the Standard drop-down menu, the benchmark is automatically converted to a formative assessment.

Select Assessment Source

Select Assessment Source

You can upload document-based assessment files from Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, Google Drive, Dropbox, or from a file on your computer.

To select an assessment source, click the Assessment Source drop-down menu [1]. Then, to select the file location, click the location name in the Document Based list [2].

To select the file you want to upload, click the Choose File button [3].  

Note: You cannot select an assessment source document from a Google shared drive.

Select Question Types

Select Question Types

To select a question type, click the Type drop-down menu [1]

To select the number of questions you want to include for that question type, enter a number in the Qty box [2].

To add the questions to the assessment, click the Add button [3].  

To add additional question types, repeat the process for each new question type.

Select Question Attributes

To select the correct answers for the multiple choice, multi-select, and true/false questions, click the bubbles for the correct answers [1]. You can also add Bubble Sheet Rubric Scoring or Rubric Criteria questions.

To assign a number of points to each question, type the value in the Points box [2].

To change the question type after it has been added to the assessment, in the Type drop-down menu click the new question type [3].

To select a standard to which the question aligns, click the Standards drop-down menu and select a standard [4].

If your school or district uses tags you can use one or more per question.  To select a tag, click the Tags drop down menu and click the appropriate checkboxes [5].

To delete a question from the assessment, click the Remove icon [6].

Enter Mastery Cut Scores

Enter Multi-Standard Mastery Scores

The Scoring column displays the total number of points possible for each standard [1].

To enter mastery cut scores, enter the number of points required for Mastery in the M box [2], and the number of points required for Near Mastery in the NM box [3].

To view details about a standard, hover the cursor over the standard name [4] to view details in the window [5].

Create Assessment

Create Assessment

To save your changes and create the assessment, click the Create Assessment button [1].

Note: To remove all selections on the page, click the Reset button [2].