How do I edit a document-based assessment as a teacher?

In Mastery Connect, document-based assessments that have been created but are not yet in use in trackers must be reverted to a draft state before they can be edited.

If a document-based assessment is in use in a tracker, it cannot be reverted to a draft state, but limited edits can be made. The assessment will remain in its original form anywhere that it is already in use. To make additional edits, you can delete the assessment from all trackers and return it to a draft state, or you can clone it.  


  • Assessments can only be edited by the user who created them.  
  • When you delete an assessment from a tracker, any existing scores in the tracker are deleted and can not be recovered.
  • When you clone an assessment, it continues to exist in its original form in any trackers in which it is already being used.

Open Assessments

In the Global Navigation menu, click the Assessments link [1].

To search for draft items only, click the Drafts tab [2].  

To search for assessments that you have created, click the Created tab [3].

Search Assessments

To search for a specific document-based assessment, type the assessment name in the Search Assessments field and click the Search button [1]. To filter assessments, use the drop-down menus to select sorting options [2].

Open Assessment Editor

To edit an assessment, click the More Options icon [1]. Then, click the Edit link [2].

Revert to Draft

Revert to Draft

If the document-based assessment you select has already been created, but is not in use in any trackers, the Edit Assessment window displays. To revert the assessment to a draft state, click the Revert to Draft button.

Edit Assessment in Use

Edit Assessment in Use

If you are editing an assessment has been delivered to a tracker, the Assessment in Use message displays. To open the Assessment Editor and make limited edits, click the Continue button.

Edit Settings

To open the Settings tray, click the Settings button [1].

To change the assessment name, enter the new name in the Title field [2].

To change the description, enter new text in the Description field [3].

To select a new privacy setting, click the Privacy drop-down menu [4].

To save changes, click the Save button [5].

Alternatively, to edit the assessment title from the Assessment editor, hover over the assessment name and click the Edit icon [6]. Then, enter the new name in the Name field [7].

To view the assessment answer key, click the Answer Key tab [8].

View Answer Key

The Answer Key window displays the correct answer [1], standard [2], question type [3], and point value [4] for each question.

To view  details about a standard, click the Standard link [5].

To download the answer key as an editable spreadsheet, click the Download button [6].

Add Questions

To add additional questions to the assessment, click the Add Questions button [1].  In the Add question window, use the drop-down menus to select quantity, question type, and standards for the question [2]. Then, click the Add button [3]. 

Note: Alternatively, to open the Add question window, click the alternate Add Questions button [4].

Edit Assessment Content

To select a new answer for a question, click the new answer bubble [1].

To change the number of points awarded for a question, enter a new value in the Points field [2].

To change the question type, click the Question type drop-down menu and select a new question type [3].

To change the standard alignment for the question, click the Standard drop-down menu and select a new standard [4].

To remove a question from the assessment, click the More Options icon [5]. Then, click the Remove icon [6].

To remove a document, click the More Options icon [7]. Then, click the Remove icon [8].  

To add a new document, click the Upload Document button [9].

Note: Only one document can be attached at a time.

Edit Cut Scores

Edit Cut Scores

To edit mastery cut scores, click the Scoring button [1].

To change mastery cut scores for the assessment, enter the new minimum scores for mastery or near mastery in the Mastery Level fields [2].

If a question is worth more than one point, to adjust mastery levels for the question, enter new minimum scores for mastery and near mastery in the item's Mastery or Near Mastery fields [3].

To save changes, click the Save button [4].

To cancel your entries, click the Cancel button [5].

To return to your district's default mastery settings, click the Defaults button [6].

Note: When one mastery cut score is changed, all other cut scores will change to maintain the correct total percentage or number of points.

Exit or Create

Edits are saved automatically and the most recent edit displays in the saved message [1].

To exit the assessment editor and retain the draft state, click the Exit button [2].

To create the assessment, click the Create Assessment button [3].