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We are working with the early release of the new assessments feature.  We would love if teachers were able to access some of the same reports that are accessible for managed assessments when they administer individual assessments in their courses.  Namely, teacher would like to be able to view results by question in order to do some item analysis as well as use the data to help them to create groupings of students who might need more work with particular concepts or learning objectives.

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    Charles Black Official comment

    Hello All!

    EXCITING NEWS!

    Schoology Instructors will soon have the choice to grade Assessment responses by question, in addition to grading by student. This feature is currently on our Roadmap, and our Product Team is working hard to bring it to life soon! Please visit the Product Roadmap page for this feature and click Follow to receive updates on our progress.

    We'll update this Feature Idea post as well, so, stay tuned!

     

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    KELLIE BECK

    Agreed! Being able to export the data to excel, as well as view by item is a HUGE feature in the existing Test/Quiz that I'm not seeing in the new Asessment.

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    Tim Owens

    It would be nice to preview the test, add an image off my computer instead of URL only, and also print the test in case, Heaven forbid, the technology crashes.  So frustrated with the new add assessment.

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    DAWN GELLER

    Agreed!  And how about the ability to add an audio recording of the questions for our students who want tests read, but don't need a small group setting. 

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    Paul Schlangen

    Agreed. This is a needed feature. 

    Your response to Fred leads me to believe that it's possible to view student submission results on an Assessment by question.

     

    Assessment:

     

    Here's a shot of the Test/ Quiz settings. 

    Edited by Paul Schlangen
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    Madame Moore

    This was one of my favorite features in the old system and I'm not using the new because I can't look by question.

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    Laura Mace

    Agreed, can this feature be added? Until then this is basically useless to us.

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    Susan Speirs

    I agree that View by question is a must feature for the New Assessments.

     

    Is there a distinction between New Assessment feature for teachers and the Managed Assessment for District/System wide item/question analysis? I am hoping that the New Assessment feature will provide the View by question as this is phenomenal data to drive daily instructional decisions. 

    Will teachers be able to import tests from blackboard files into the New Assessment feature?

    Will the New Assessment feature allow a link to the test directions so students can access this throughout the assessment like they can in Test/Quiz?

    Will the New Assessment feature allow students to experience clustered items. For example, a written prompt, video and data are part of the stem and then for items follow that relate to that stem. In test/quiz, a page break and text insert could separate these cluster items for students.

    Will teachers be able to build New Assessments from Banks of New Assessment tests like they can on Test Quiz?

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    Charles Black

    Hi Susan,

    Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful questions!

    "Is there a distinction between New Assessment feature for teachers and the Managed Assessment for District/System wide item/question analysis? I am hoping that the New Assessment feature will provide the View by question as this is phenomenal data to drive daily instructional decisions."

    Adding a view of course assessment submissions where instructors can choose to grade responses by question is currently on our Roadmap! You can follow the progress of this feature by clicking Follow on this page: Ability to grade Assessments by question.

    This feature will be available for Assessments as well as Managed Assessments.

     

    "Will teachers be able to import tests from blackboard files into the New Assessment feature?"

    Currently, this is a two-step process:

     

    "Will the New Assessment feature allow a link to the test directions so students can access this throughout the assessment like they can in Test/Quiz?"

    Please consider adding a new Feature Idea for this functionality. However, this can currently be accomplished by adding the instructions to the stem or stimulus of each question.

     

    "Will the New Assessment feature allow students to experience clustered items. For example, a written prompt, video and data are part of the stem and then for items follow that relate to that stem. In test/quiz, a page break and text insert could separate these cluster items for students."

    It sounds like you’re interested in the Shared Passage item, which is only available for AMP customers. Currently in Assessments, instructors can provide formatted text, video and more to an Assessment stimulus using the rich text editor. Additionally, instructors can use Add Text within an Assessment to provide additional support and information. For example, “Use this video to answer questions 3 and 4”. Students can then use the Review feature to navigate to and from any question in the Assessment.

     

    "Will teachers be able to build New Assessments from Banks of New Assessment tests like they can on Test Quiz?"

    Question Banks for Assessments are also on our Roadmap! Again, please click Follow at the top of this page to stay up to date on the progress of this upcoming feature.

     

    Important Note: We urge you to create separate Feature Ideas for each idea you have so that others in the community can more easily search for and support with upvotes.

    Thank you again for sharing your excitement for Assessment features in Schoology!

    Charles
    Knowledge Management & Community Specialist
    Schoology, Inc.

    Edited by Charles Black
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    Rich Kinsey

    Charles Black, I've noticed you replying to several threads about "view results by question" with "grade responses by question is currently on our Roadmap" which is not answering the question.

    Is "view results by question" on the Road Map. in progress? This is a simple, greatly needed feature to utilize Assessments.

    We are Enterprise and have AMP, but I'm not certain we want to use for every assessment, not give all teachers full access.

    Thoughts?

    Thx,

     

    Rich

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    Charles Black

    Hi Rich,

    Thank you for you question.

    From our Product Roadmap, the description of this feature is:

    "Adding a view of course assessment and managed assessment submissions where instructors can choose to grade responses by question, in addition to grading by student." Therefore, both a view of assessments by question and the ability to grade within that view is what is currently planned. Please keep in mind for all items on our Product Roadmap - ultimately the development, release, and timing of any products, features, or functionality remains at the sole discretion of Schoology and is subject to change.

    While we do not have specific dates for when this feature will be released, there are a few ways that you can be updated as we progress towards releasing this, or any feature:

    • 1. You can follow each of the sections of our Product Roadmap: On Roadmap, In Development and Completed. By following each section, you will be notified as features progress through development and release.
    • 2. Now that you've posted a comment on this Feature Idea, you are automatically following this thread. We currently have marked this thread, and therefore, View results by Question for Assessments, as Planned. As soon as this feature is released, we will update all of the threads related to this request.

    Thanks again for your question and thank you for your continued patience.

    - Charles, Schoology Team

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    Rich Kinsey

    Hi Charles,

     

    again, this does not address the question as in other posts. We want view results by question, not grade by question. (At least in these cases)

    Please respond with a direct, accurate answer to "view results by question" in Course Assessments.

     

    Thx

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    Charles Black

    Hi Rich,

    Can you clarify with more detail about what you, personally, are wishing to accomplish with this Assessment view?

    If you're looking for a way for instructors to sort student submissions by question, similar to the current solution in Test/Quiz, either for viewing auto-scored results or to grade a subjective question, this is included in the Product Roadmap feature: Ability to Grade Assessments by Question.

    If you are looking for reporting on student scores by assessment, this is also on our Roadmap: Assessment Reporting within Courses.

    Thank you for providing more detail, I apologize for any confusion on my part.

    - Charles, Schoology Team

     

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    Rich Kinsey

    Hi Charles,

     

    all most of us want, at this point, is the quick ability to see how a class or group performed on an individual question in Course Assessment; this is available in Test/Quizzes and is a longstanding tool when evaluating student learning.It should be completed by Schoology as a separate coding/programming task and not combined with "grade responses by question".

    It is available in AMP and having some knowledge of coding/programming, this should be able to be accomplished in short order.

     

    Thx

     

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    Susan Speirs

    I agree that when New Assessments is launched there are several features from the TEST/Quiz feature that must be included:

    1. View by Question to see each student's individual response.
    2. View by Question to be able to change the answer key response to update all student responses.
    3. View by Question to be able to assess a free response question using a rubric.

     

    OTHER CONCERNS:

    1. Test Banks in New Assessment to pull questions
    2. Import from a BB file into New Assessment
    3. Decrease the time it takes for students to received graded feedback time on a New Assessment when put into a Completion Folder (CF) so that the students can progress to the next item in the CF without huge delays. I use Test/Quiz in CFs because when the New Assessment is added to the CF it drags down the learning progression for students.

     

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    Ms. Armbruster

    Charles,

    Although I do want to grade by question, I belive this thread is asking for item analysis of all questions. I need to be able to see what many students answered each question correctly and incorrectly without going through each student's responses. 

    Is there an update available for that feature?

    Thank you.

     

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    Katie Aquino

    OP here--and yes to the last few...while viewing an assessment by question (rather than student) for the purposes of GRADING those responses is helpful, what we really need is the ability to view an assessment by question (rather than student) for the purpose of ANALYZING student performance.  In AMP, we are able to open an assessment and then view how the whole body of students who took the exam did on each question.  When we click the box labeled "View Item Performance", we see each question along with the percentage of students who got the item correct.  If we click on the individual questions, we can further dig down to see the item discrimination and success rate. 

    We want to be able to do this with course assessments, not only managed assessments.  

    With the tests/quizzes, we could do this by clicking view by question, then stats.

    Can you give us more detail about what the "View by Question" feature will include?  And if it will not include result statistics, can you explain to use when that level of item analysis might be available?

    Thanks,
    Katie

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    Susan Speirs

    Well stated Katie! 

    Let's BE ABSOLUTELY SURE that BEFORE the Test/Quiz option is removed that the NEW ASSESSMENT has ALL THE FEATURES OF Test/Quiz. It is the Test/Quiz feature that SOLD my district's teachers to BUY the ENTERPRISE version of Schoology.

    1. ANALYZING student performance by QUESTION. (The "Reporting" feature in the New Assessment is a HUGE LEAP backwards compared to the data and the way the data can be accessed in test/quiz.) 
    2. The ability to modify a question answer and having it update the student response BY QUESTION instead of marking that answer 160 times for each student taking hours especially if the Assessment questions are randomized!
    3. Being able to import into Assessments from a blackboard file.
    4. Being able to use a Completion Folder (CF) with Assessments that do NOT take several wasted minutes to grade...Test/Quiz grades instantly for student feedback within a CF...such a lag on Assessments for the feedback as students work to Mastery.
    5. Creating Assessments from a Bank both randomly and by individual questions is awesome in the test/quiz function. 

    There are SO many features of Test/Quiz that create ease in workflow, inform instruction, impact student's learning toward mastery! 

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    Yimei Shao

    Hi all, 

    I’m pleased to announce that Grade by Question is now available for Course Assessments and Managed Assessments (AMP)! Instructors can view all student responses to a single question in one place and view the average score on each question across the course. You can find out more information here: Grade by Question.

    This post will now be moved to Completed Feature Ideas. Thank you for your understanding and excitement while we worked to add this feature to Schoology!

    Best,

    Yimei Shao
    Knowledge Management Associate
    Schoology, Inc.

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