1.2 Complete Assessment

Selecting performance levels for all criteria is what will generate your assessment score. This lesson will teach you how to use the 'Select All' feature and make adjustments to cut down on assessment time, or simply select a performance level for each individual criterion.

NOTE: All criteria must have a performance level selected in order for the assessment to appear as 'complete'.

Step 1: Select Assessment Orientation

The default orientation for the assessment interface is dependant upon the size of your browser window.

NOTE: If you are using a larger browser window, you will see the Side-by-Side view by default. You will also be able to select the Stacked view. If you are using a smaller browser window or mobile device, you will see the Stacked view by default, and will not be able to select the Side-by-Side view.

Side-by-Side View

Side-by-Side View

If your browser window is large enough, the assessment instrument will appear on the left side of your screen with the student work on the right. If you would like to alter the way that the assessment instrument appears:

1. Click on the Row-by-Row View button to view the instrument criteria one at a time.

2. The Full Instrument View button will be selected by default. If you have clicked on the row-by-row view, you can return to viewing the full instrument by clicking on the Full Instrument View button.

3. Click on the Show Description Text button to reveal the descriptions for each criterion's performance levels. You can revert back to the hover-over descriptions by clicking on this button again.

4. Click on the Force Stacked Instrument Orientation button to view the stacked assessment orientation. This will anchor the assessment instrument to the bottom of the screen, with the student work behind it.

Stacked View

Stacked View

If your browser window is smaller, the assessment instrument will appear anchored to the bottom of the screen with the student work behind it. If you would like to alter the way that the assessment instrument appears:

1. The Row-by-Row View button will be selected by default. If you have clicked on the full instrument view, you can return to the row-by-row view by clicking on the Row-by-Row view button.

2. Click on the Full Instrument View button to display the whole instrument at once, rather than row-by-row.

3. Click on the Show Description Text button to reveal the descriptions for each criterion's performance levels. You can revert back to the hover-over descriptions by clicking on this button again.

4. Click on the Force Side-by-Side Instrument Orientation button to view the side-by-side assessment orientation. This will display the assessment instrument on the left side of the screen, with the student work on the right.

NOTE: The Force Side-by-Side Instrument Orientation button will only be available if your browser window is large enough to host the side-by-side view.

Step 2: Select Criterion Performance Levels

Step 2: Select Criterion Performance Levels

1. Hover your cursor over the criterion name to view its description.

An assessment is completed by selecting performance levels for criteria in an assessment instrument. Please note that you must select a performance level for every criterion in order for the assessment to appear as "complete". If you do not make a selection for each criterion, the assessment will appear as "incomplete".

To select performance levels for the criteria:

2. Hover your cursor over each performance level to view a description. Click on the performance level to select it. Once selected, it will appear green.

If you are using the Row-by-Row view, click on the "Next Criterion" button to move to the next criterion.

Step 3: Comment on Assessment

Instrument-Based Commenting

Instrument-Based Commenting enables Assessors to add criterion-specific comments, as well as overall comments. To learn more, please visit our Instrument-Based Commenting help page.

In-Line Document Annotation

In-Line Document Annotation enables Assessors to view and comment on attached documents in their browser (eliminating the need, but still providing the option, to download). To learn more, please visit our In-Line Document Annotation help page.

NOTE: This option might not be available at your institution. If you are interested in having this feature added to your site, please contact your local Chalk & Wire Administrator to discuss the possibility.

Offline Document Annotation

Offline Document Annotation enables Assessors to download attached documents from an assessment, annotate the document on their local hard drive, and then upload the new, annotated file. To learn more, please visit our Offline Document Annotation help page.

Targeted Text Commenting

Targeted Text Commenting enables the assessor to add comments directly on text and videos within student work. To learn more, please visit the Targeted Text Commenting help page.

Audio Commenting

Audio Commenting allows the assessor to leave audio comments related to text and videos within student work. To learn more, please visit the Audio Commenting help page.

Video-Based Commenting

Video commenting enables Assessors to comment on videos provided by the student via submission. Assessors can leave text or voice comments on videos, targeting specific sections of the video or as a whole. To learn more, please visit the Video Commenting help page.

Step 4: Complete Assessment

Step 4: Complete Assessment

Once you have made scoring selections and made comments, you can save your assessment.

NEW! 1. Optionally select the As Draft option. Assessments saved as a draft will appear in your Pending Assessments list with the word "DRAFT" next to it.

NOTE: If you have selected a performance level for each criterion, but have not yet made comments, this option will save your work as a draft. If you have not selected a performance level for each criterion, the assessment will appear incomplete regardless of whether or not this option is selected.

2. Regardless of whether or not you have chosen to save this assessment as a draft, click Save.