How do I create a formative assessment from a document-based source as a teacher?
As a teacher, you can create a formative assessment using a document-based assessment source. You can upload sources from Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, Google Drive, Dropbox, or from a file on your computer.
Assessments can be aligned to single or multiple standards. They can be kept private, shared with your school, your district, or 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.
Enter Assessment Details
In the Create Assessment page, select the Subject, Core, and Class drop-down menus and select an option .
Assessments can be aligned to single or multiple standards. Click the Standard drop-down menu to select a standard option .
Enter a name for the assessment in the Title field .
Optionally, enter a description of the assessment in the Description field .
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.
Note: 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
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 . Then, to select the file location, click the location name in the Document Based list .
To select 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.
Enter Question Details
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 a question type after it has been added to the assessment, click the Type drop-down menu .
If you are creating a multi-standard assessment, click the Standards drop-down menu, and select the question's aligned standard .
If your school or district uses tags, click the Tags drop-down menu, and click the appropriate checkboxes .
To remove 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 menu .
To enter mastery cut scores, 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 menu displays the total number of points possible for each standard .
To enter mastery cut scores, 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 a detail box .
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 .