Building Managed Assessments with Certica Navigate Item Bank (AMP)

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The Certica Navigate Item Bank integration is designed for districts looking for reliable, high-quality content in ELA and Math for grades K-12, Science for grades 3-12, and Social Studies for grades 5-12.

Schoology AMP customers can purchase access to Certica content and use it seamlessly within Schoology. If you are interested in this integration, please reach out to your Schoology Client Success contact.

Once the integration has been enabled for your organization, Certica Navigate Item Bank will appear as an option in the menu to associate question banks with a managed assessment in AMP.

This article covers the workflow for the Certica Navigate Item Bank integration. Use the links below to jump to a specific part of the article:

  1. Open the Certica Navigate Item Bank from a Managed Assessment
  2. Search the Certica Navigate Item Bank
  3. Preview the Item
  4. Add the Item to the Managed Assessment
  5. Frequently Asked Questions

Step 1 — Open the Certica Navigate Item Bank from a Managed Assessment

Within your managed assessment, click From Question Banks and select Certica Navigate Item Bank to launch the item bank. The Certica Navigate Item Bank appears in a full screen modal:

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Step 2 — Search the Inspect Item Bank

To search for items, select search criteria from the drop-down menus in the search panel on the left. You can search by Learning Objective, Subject, Question Type, Difficulty, Depth of Knowledge, Language, Bloom’s Taxonomy, and Keyword.

Note: In order for an item to appear in the search results, it must match all search criteria. If no items are returned in the search results, make the query less restrictive by removing some criteria and try again.

Items containing the selected criteria populate on the right. Search results also display the metatags associated with the items. Click Next and Previous at the top or bottom to page through the list of results.

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Search by Learning Objective

Begin with the State Item Coverage Report for your state to identify which learning objectives have Certica items aligned for use. You can find the document for your state at the end of this article.

The document lists the Learning Objective reference. If the Learning Objective is not listed, then there are no Certica items aligned to that standard.

Note: It is possible to search by a Learning Objective reference that is not aligned and return no results or a list of items that do not align with the Learning Objective for which you searched. Always check the Learning Objective reference from the State Item Coverage Report for aligned objectives before you run your search.

To search by Learning Objective:

  1. Enter the reference from the spreadsheet into the Select Learning Objectives search field.
  2. Click the reference when it appears in the auto-populated drop-down list. See the GIF below for an example.
  3. Click New Search.
  4. The items containing the selected learning objective will load on the right.
  5. Click the title of an item within the search results to preview the item and see all of the Learning Objectives to which the item is aligned.

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Step 3 — Preview the Item

Click the item reference number (such as ITEM-LOGIC--651335 in the example below) to preview the item. From the item preview, you can review the item, check the aligned learning objective, and view the correct answer via the Show Answers option:

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Items associated with passages contain the Passages meta tag. Search for Shared Passage items by selecting Shared Passage from the Question Type search field.

The preview area for a shared passage item displays the passage on the left and the selected item on the top right. Other items associated with this passage are also displayed below the selected item.

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Step 4 — Add the Item to the Managed Assessment

To add an item to the managed assessment, click Add to Assessment in the upper right corner of the preview area. Once the item has been added successfully, you can return to your search results or create a new search.

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To add one or more items directly from the search results, check the box to the left of each item and click Add to Assessment.

If you add a shared passage item, and then add additional items associated with that passage later, the items will still be added to the same shared passage question in your managed assessment. It will not generate a new question in the assessment. If you wish to create different versions of a shared passage question and keep them as separate items, you can add them to a managed assessment question bank instead. Items that belong to the same passage that are added to a question bank later are not included in the same question in the bank, i.e. a new question is generated in your question bank. This allows you to create different versions of a shared passage question.

To exit the Certica Navigate Item Bank and return to the managed assessment, click the X in the top right corner. 

Once the items have been added to a managed assessment, you can set the possible points per item, rearrange the items on the assessment, make the assessment active, and distribute the assessment to courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I edit items I’ve added from the item bank?
No, items in the Certica Navigate Item Bank cannot be edited. You may edit the point value of the items in your managed assessment but the question and answer setup cannot be edited.

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