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Assessments: Assignments, Plans and Test Preps

Assessments are a great tool to keep your students engaged and reinforce the material you're delivering in class.  To find out more detail on a specific assessment type, simply click on the title.

Here is a video that quickly covers our assessment types, and how to use them!

All assessments are presented in order of priority (1. Test Prep 2. Assignments 3. Plan) and then by the creation date.

At this time, there is no option to print/provide separate w
orksheets from a Teacher Account.  All math content is contained within the game.

How to provide an assessment

1. Select the classroom that you'd like to create an assessment for.

2. Select "Assessment" from the sidebar menu on the left. You can also create the desired type right from this menu.

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3. Select Create, then select the assessment type you would like to proceed with.

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Plans

By creating a plan, you can select up to three skills/expectations for your class to work on for a set period of time. Plans are class-wide by default, there is no option to exclude students. 

If you are looking to assign work to individual students, you'll want to create an Assignment instead. 

Plans are an excellent way to reinforce content you've been teaching in class, and feature the following:

  • Detailed reporting
  • In-game hints available to students
  • Date limit of 30 days
  • Adaptive elements remain, please see FAQ: Planner for further details
  • If a student is more than 1 grade above or below the plan's grade range, they will not see the plan
  • Students can fail out of a plan if they fail 3 skills consecutively from the beginning

How long will my students work on my plan? 

Students will be presented with questions from the skills/expectations you select for the entire duration of your plan. Keep this in mind when selecting the plan date range, as questions will repeat if students work through all of them and there is no other assessment in place.

What happens when the end date for my plan elapses? 

  • If you have an additional plan set, they'll move on to the next one.
  • If your students have mastered the selected skill, they will not return to the normal line of adaptive questions (as this is assigned content they will continue answering the same questions until the plan has been completed)
  • If they were still in progress or struggling with the skill, they'll continue to work on the planned skill(s)

How can my student fail out of my planned skill and what happens? 

If a student answers three questions from a selected skill incorrectly, they will fail out and be locked out of these questions until they answer at least 20 questions from outside of the skill.

If they answer 20 questions outside of the skill, they'll be returned to it the next time they log in.

If you've selected other skills for the plan, your students will automatically be moved to the next selected skill in your plan. If no additional selected skills are available they'll be moved back to the normal line of questions.

What happens if I create an assignment or have already created an assignment for my students? 

Assignments still take priority over plans. If an assignment has been provided to your students, they will need to complete it prior to receiving questions from your plan(s).

Can I edit who my plans are provided to?

No, your plans will be provided to every member of your class list by default.

What about my plan can I edit? 

During creation, you can select up to three skills for your plan.  After creation, you can only edit the start and end date of your plans.

How do I edit the start/end date of my plan or delete it? 

Click on the skill from your assessment calendar/list view and select Edit. Select Delete if you'd like to remove it entirely.

My students aren't receiving my plans, why?

Please refer to this article (opens new tab).

Assignments

This assessment type is a great way to determine a student's level of understanding of a given skill as a diagnostic or summative assessment and feature the following:

 

  • Multiple assignments can be created for the same date range and will be presented in order of creation date.
  • Can be assigned to specific students, or the whole class
  • Detailed reporting displaying questions asked, and answers given (if incorrect)
  • Multiple skill selection (maximum 50 questions)
  • Date limit of 30 days
  • No adaptive elements.  The student will encounter all questions in the skill if assigned
  • Ignores Placement Test grading

From the Assessments tab, the widget will prompt you to "Select skills for your assignment".

Here you can choose your location, grade level and the applicable skill(s) through the pull-down menus.


(Note: to select an entire skill, click the checkbox next to the topic name as pictured)

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Hovering over the eye icon will provide you with a sample question for the selected skill.

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After clicking Next you'll select how many questions from each skill you would like to provide from each skill.  

The maximum for an assignment is 50 questions. You can also remove a skill from this assignment on this step if you'd like by selecting Remove.

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The final step in the process will let you name your assignment, and choose which students are included.

You can also choose to send an assignment as homework! 

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When you're happy with your selection, select Next

Finally, select the start and end date for your assignment from the calendar menu and then select Create.

That's it! Your assignment is now created and will appear as a purple line in your calendar.

If you'd like to change an element of your assignment, you can do so by selecting it from your Assessment calendar/list and then select Edit.

You may wish to edit an assignment to:

 

  • Change the selected skill(s) for the assignment
  • Change the title
  • Adjust the number of questions
  • Change which students the assignment is provided to (useful if a student joined after the assignment was created)
  • Change the start and end dates for the assignment

When you're happy with your changes, select Save

At any time you can view your assignment report by selecting the purple line in your Assessment calendar/list and then selecting "View Report".

You can also remove the assignment by selecting it from the calendar/list and selecting Delete, after which you'll be asked to confirm your choice.

Standardized Test Prep

Prepare your students for standardized testing by providing them with practise questions on Prodigy!

Similar to Plans, test preps are class-wide by default, there is no option to exclude students. Only one test prep can be active at a time.

Standardized test preps feature:

  • Detailed reporting displaying questions asked, and answers given (if incorrect)
  • All skills provided by grade and curriculum, no option to modify
  • Date limit of 30 days
  • No adaptive elements - students will encounter all questions in the skill
  • There is no grade restriction for the class.  If applied through the assessment calendar, all students within the class should receive the test prep
  • Students can 'fail out' of the test prep if too many questions are answered incorrectly in succession.  If this is the case, they will not be prompted with any further questions from that specific test prep.

When creating a test prep, you will be asked to select which test you would like to prepare your students for, and which grade level it is to be assigned.

Once you have decided on your test, you will be prompted for a date range for your students.  This can be modified after creation if an error was made.

How to delete an assessment

Need to delete one of your assessments? Follow the steps below:

  • Select the assessment on either the calendar or list
  • Select Delete 
  • Confirm by clicking Delete assignment 

Calendar view:

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List view:

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