How do I create a formative assessment from a document-based source as an admin?
As a Mastery Connect admin, you can create formative assessments aligned with document-based assessment sources and approve them for use across your district. You can upload sources from Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, Google Drive, Dropbox, or from file on your computer.
Assessments can be kept private, shared with your district, or shared across the Mastery Connect Community.
In the Global Navigation menu, click the Assessments link . Then, click the Add Assessment button .
Note: If you want to use specific standards from a tracker to create an assessment, you can create an assessment from a tracker.
Alternatively, to navigate to the Add Assessment page as an admin, in the Global Navigation menu click the Admin link . Then, click the Assessments tab  and select the Formative option . To add a new formative assessment, click the Add Assessment button .
Enter Assessment Details
In the Create Assessment window, click the Assessment Type drop-down menu, and select the Formative Assessment option .
To select a subject, core, and class for the assessment click the drop-down menus .
To select the standard to align, click the Standard drop-down menu .
To approve the assessment across your district, click the District Approved Assessment toggle on .
Enter a name for the assessment in the Title field .
Optionally, enter a description of the assessment in the Description field .
Note: Only users with content approval permissions can edit or clone district-approved assessments.
Select Privacy Settings
To select a privacy option, click the Privacy menu . Then, select one of the following privacy options:
- Share With The Community : You and anyone in the Mastery Connect Community can add the assessment to trackers. Only you can edit the assessment.
- Private to Me : The assessment is only visible to you. Only you can add it to trackers or edit it.
- Private to My School : You and others in your school can add the assessment to trackers. Only you can edit the assessment.
- Private to My District : You and others in your district can add the assessment to trackers. Only you can edit the assessment.
- Assessments must be set as Private to My District to be distributed as District Formative assessments.
- If you select the Share With The Community option, the source assessment materials can not be copyrighted. To confirm this, click the Assessment is Not Copyrighted checkbox .
Select Assessment Source
Document-based assessment files can be uploaded 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 . Then, in the Document Based list click the file location .
To find the file you want to upload, click the Choose File button .
Note: You cannot select an assessment source document from a Google shared drive.
Select Question Types
To select a question type, click the Type drop-down menu . You can select the Multiple Choice, Multi Select, and True/False options .
To select the number of questions you want to include for each question type, enter a number in the Qty box .
To add the questions to the assessment, click the Add button .
To add additional question types, repeat the process to select the new type, and number of questions for each 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 .
To assign a number of points to each question, type the value in the Points box .
To change the question type after it has been added to the assessment, in the Type drop-down menu click the new question type .
If you are creating a multi-standard assessment, in the Standards drop-down menu for each question, click the name of the standard you want to align .
If your school or district uses tags, find the tags you want to use for each question and click the appropriate checkboxes .
To delete a question from the assessment, click the Remove icon .
Note: You can also add bubble sheet rubric scoring or rubric criteria questions to the assessment.
Enter Single-Standard Mastery Cut Scores
In a single-standard assessment the total number of points possible on the assessment displays in the Scoring column .
Enter the number of points required for Mastery in the Mastery box  and the number of points required for Near Mastery in the Near Mastery box .
Enter Multi-Standard Mastery Cut Scores
For multi-standard assessments, the Scoring column displays the total number of points possible for each standard 
Enter the number of points required for Mastery in the M box , and the number of points required for Near Mastery in the NM box .
To view details about a standard, hover the cursor over the standard name  to view the standard detail window .
To save your changes and create the assessment, click the Create Assessment button .
Note: To remove all selections on the page, click the Reset button .