When proctoring an assessment, you can now filter your classes by term. This is particularly beneficial for teachers who teach different courses each term. Now, there is no need to scroll through all the classes taught in a given school year. Using the Term drop-down will allow you to narrow in on your current classes.
Test locking will now automatically be disabled for assessments that contain at least one question with an external link. When creating an assessment with a question that has an external link to outside material, you will now receive a warning message like the one below to confirm you understand that test locking will be disabled.
Local school administrators can now create Teacher Teams in Enhanced CTLS Assess. This provides teachers that are part of the teacher team access to view data for any teacher within the group. It also provides an option to share assessments with the Teacher Team(s), rather than the whole school. Access to data through Teacher Teams is beneficial to staff members such as ESOL teachers, school counselors and other support staff that would not normally have access to data in CTLS Assess.
Click on the links below to access step-by-step directions.
ECTLS-Creating and Editing Teacher Teams
ECTLS-Sharing Assessments and Data with Teacher Teams
Local school administrators can contact their local school TTIS for additional information or support with creating Teacher Teams.
Teachers now have the option to provide feedback to students when scoring constructed response items on the rubric in Matrix view. This new feature gives teachers the ability to provide timely feedback that students can easily access in the Enhanced CTLS Assess student portal (CTLS Assessment icon on CCSD devices).
Once the assessment that needs scoring is located, the teacher can access the Add/View Feedback button from the Matrix view and easily provide feedback for each constructed response item.
Click here for directions on providing feedback and how students access the feedback.
Contact your local school TTIS for support.
When teachers create and share an assessment, new sharing options are available to choose from. This will allow teachers to share with their local school and teacher group (if they have been added to one).
After creating, and locking the assessment, the teacher will click on the publish tab. The teacher should now see the Share Assessment button located on the right-side. Click Share Assessment and a pop-up screen will appear with new sharing options.
The user can select one or more options that are available to them. Options that are not available will be grayed out. Once the options are selected, click the Share button and the assessment will be shared with other users that were selected.
After the assessment is shared, users will be able to search for the assessment and filter by Shared from the drop-down menu search page.
For more information, please contact your local school TTIS.
When authors are creating assessments, they can now add users from other schools. Previously, they could only add users from their own school. This will allow teachers to collaborate on an assessment (edit) and/or get a copy of the assessment to proctor with their own class(es).
To give users edit or copy rights, search for the assessment and click on the assessment settings tab. Navigate to the Permissions section and click Edit in the Users section.
Search for the teacher(s) you would like to give copy or edit rights to and click Save. Make sure to select Edit, which gives the user access to edit and copy your test, or Copy, which allows them to create a copy of your test with a unique test ID.
Note: Simultaneous editing (2 people in the test at the same time) will cause the last person’s work to save, but not the person who saved prior. It is important not to have more than 1 person editing the assessment at a time.
For more information or support with this feature, contact your local school TTIS.
A second answer key option has been added based on teacher request. The Print Answer Key option allows users to print an answer key that includes the assessment questions and has answers highlighted in yellow. The items also include the standard and DOK level.
One way users can locate assessments to print answer keys is in test manager.
A second way to print an answer key is to navigate to the Assessments–>Search and click on the title of the test. Next, navigate to Administer tab and select Print Assessment–>Print Answer Key. This option works with local school assessments only.
For support or more information, please contact your local TTIS.
New features are coming to your Enhanced CTLS Assess dashboard on Monday, February 3rd thanks to the feedback from CCSD teachers and leaders.
These exciting new features include:
- Teachers will have the ability to add student feedback to individual constructed response questions. Students will be able to login and view the feedback using the CTLS Assess student portal.
- Teachers will be able to add users from other schools to their assessment so they are able to more effectively collaborate. This will allow them to edit and/or copy the assessment.
- When proctoring an assessment, users will see a drop-down menu to filter classes by term (quarter/semester/year). This will streamline the process of selecting classes/rosters when proctoring and scoring rubrics.
- A second option has been added that will allows users to print an answer key that includes the questions and highlighted answers. The items also include the standard and DOK level.
- Assessment sharing will be updated so teachers can share with their local school or teacher group.
- Local school administrators will be able to create teacher groups which will allow members of the group to share assessments and view data by teacher group.
- Assessments that contain items with external links will automatically disable the test locking feature for that assessment.
- District Administrators and School Administrators will now have a new Incite Usage Metrics report.
Contact your local school TTIS for support with these new updates that will be available on your dashboard on Monday, February 3rd.
Directions for locating the Touchstone Blueprints in Enhanced CTLS are linked below. The Touchstone Blueprints include helpful information such as a summary of standards, Depth of Knowledge (DOK) and the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (RBT) for each question. You will also find a question ID for each item on the blueprint. The question ID will assist you in building their own assessment using the Touchstone questions.
Click HERE to access PDF directions.
Have you been wondering where to locate Touchstone assessments so you can print and use them with your iRespond remotes? You can now find assessments that are already targeted and ready to administer in Test Manager. Once the assessment is located in Test Manager, you have easy access to an icon for printing.
Click HERE to access directions.