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How do I configure assessment tools and accommodations for a tracker?

How do I configure assessment tools and accommodations for a tracker?

As a Mastery Connect district admin or assessment facilitator, you can configure the tools and accommodations that are available to students in Enhanced Accommodation (EA) formative assessments in a tracker.

EA assessments have several tools and features to help meet students' needs during the assessment process. District administrators and assessment facilitators can manage these tools at the tracker level and at the assessment level.

Notes: 

  • If you make changes to the tools and accommodations on an active assessment, any students currently taking the assessment need to log out and log back in to see the changes.
  • If a student is added to a tracker with the text-to-speech tool enabled for all students, that student automatically has text-to-speech enabled.
  • Admins may configure benchmark assessment tools and accommodations for an individual benchmark.

Open Tracker

In the Global Navigation menu, click the Trackers link [1], and then click the name of the tracker [2].

Open Tools and Accommodations

In the Tracker View page, click the Tools and Accommodations button.

Configure Default Formative Assessment Settings

In the select Tools and Accommodations window, select default tools and accommodations for all assessments in the Tracker. To enable a tool, click the tool checkbox [1].

To enable a basic calculator, click the Calculator checkbox [2]. Then click a calculator type [3].

To enable a Desmos calculator, click the Desmos Calculator checkbox [4]. Then click a Desmos calculator type [5]. You can select Four Function, Scientific, or Graphing. If your district has a paid state calculator subscription, you can click your state calculators [6].

To enable a ruler, click the Ruler checkbox [7]. Then select a ruler type [8].    

To enable a protractor, click the Protractor checkbox [9].

To enable Respondus LockDown Browser for secure assessment administration, click the Lockdown Browser checkbox [10].

If tools were added to the assessment as part of the item authoring process, turn the tools on or off using the Include question level tools toggle [11]. 

To apply these settings to all assessments in the tracker, click the Apply to all assessments checkbox [12]. Otherwise, these settings apply only to assessments without individual custom settings.

Notes: 

  • The Desmos calculators are only available in districts that have paid Desmos subscriptions.
  • Turning on the Include question level tools option overwrites any custom tools and accommodations settings in any assessments in the tracker.
  • When you apply settings to all assessments, individual assessment settings are overwritten.

Configure Text to Speech Settings

Configure Text to Speech Settings

To configure text-to-speech for assessments in the tracker, click the Text to Speech Settings drop-down menu [1].

To disable text-to-speech for all students in the tracker, select the Disable for all students option [2]

To enable text-to-speech for all students in the tracker, select the Enable for all students option [3]. By default, text-to-speech is enabled for benchmark assessments, formative assessments, and passages. To disable text-to-speech for assessments or passages, click the checkboxes [5].

To set text-to-speech for individual students, select the Manually set for each student option [4].  

Save Changes

Save Changes

To save your changes, click the Save button.

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