Multi-Select questions are now supported in CTLS Assess!

You can now create multi-select questions in CTLS Assess. Creating multi-select questions is a great way to prepare students for the Georgia Milestone. The grading for the multi-select questions mimics the grading for the multi-select questions you would find on the Georgia Milestone set by the GA DOE.

Items with 3 Correct Bubbles

  • 3 correct bubbles selected and ONLY 3 bubbles selected = 2 points
  • 3 correct bubbles selected and 1 incorrect bubble selected = 1 point
  • 2 correct bubbles selected and 1 incorrect bubble selected = 1 point
  • 2 correct bubbles and 0 incorrect bubbles selected = 1 point
  • Anything else receives no credit

Items with 2 Correct Bubbles

  • 2 correct bubbles selected and ONLY 2 bubbles selected = 2 points
  • 2 correct bubbles selected and 1 incorrect bubble selected = 1 point
  • 1 correct bubble selected and 1 incorrect bubble selected = 1 point
  • 1 correct bubble selected and 0 incorrect bubbles selected = 1 point
  • Anything else receives no credit

Go ahead and try out multi-select questions with your students!

Click HERE to access the Multi-Select Scoring and Analyzing Scores document.

Additional Languages Can Be Added to your Windows 10 Keyboard

Do you teach a foreign language? Are you looking for a special character that isn’t available on the English Keyboard? If you would like the ability to type special characters and letters, changing the configuration of your Windows 10 keyboard can help.

There are two ways to quickly get to your keyboard language settings: search for “Region & language settings” in your Windows 10 search bar, or select the Keyboard Icon on the lower right side of your taskbar.

Click on the on the plus sign within the Region & Language menu to add additional languages to your keyboard. There are over 60 languages available!

Once you’ve added new languages, you can toggle between different keyboards by selecting ENG from your taskbar.

Within the Region & Language Settings menu, you can also change your default language and remove languages you’ve previously added.

For a step by step guide to adding additional languages to your keyboard, use the links below.

Click here to access the VIDEO.

Click here to access the PDF.

 

 

Copying Teacher-Created Questions is Now Available!

Have you seen a question in CTLS Assess from another teacher that you wanted to use in your class, but needed to make a few changes?   Well you can now copy that question and save it as your own.  Now that the question is yours, you can edit the question and answer choices.  You can only copy and edit questions from another teacher, you cannot copy and edit district-level questions, such as Touchstone questions or vendor questions.  Just look for the teacher-created icon!

To Copy a Teacher-Created question, right click on the question you want to copy, then choose Copy Question.  Make changes to the question and answer choices, then click Save Question.

New Look, New Name, New Features!

Welcome to a new school year with CTLS Assess!

We are excited to announce that the CTLS Student Performance Tool (SPT) and CTLS Phase 2 will now be known simply as CTLS Assess and CTLS Teach.

 

NEW DASHBOARD

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Within CTLS Assess there are many new and exciting features! First, you will notice that the dashboard has a fresh new look with user friendly widgets that can be personalized to quickly locate your assessment tools.

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MORE QUESTION TYPES

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Within Item Builder, you will discover three new item types: Multi-Select, Constructed Response, and Extended Constructed Response. Your local TTIS will provide training this year on how to create these items, use them on assessments, and score them to view the data.

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QUESTION WEIGHTING

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Another new enhancement is the ability to customize the weighting or point values for questions in Assessment Builder.

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DATA FILTERING OPTIONS

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There are also new filter options when searching for data results. These filters include the ability to search data by course, term, type, and completed, active or pending tests. You can also customize the data results to show in order from date up/down and by name.

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SUPPORT

Under the “Help” link in the top right corner you will notice that you have quick access to assessment and support resources. In this section, you will find video tutorials and step-by-step documents for all aspects of CTLS Assess. This menu also contains Frequently Asked Questions and an option to submit Enhancements Requests.

Teacher Groups

Lastly, administrators can now create “Teams” of teachers or PLCs to facilitate data sharing and analysis among the team members.

If you need additional support please contact your local school TTIS.  We wish you a great new school year with CTLS Assess!

Math Type Now Available in CTLS for Middle/High School Teachers

Attention Middle School & High School Math Teachers

math-typeMiddle School and High School math teachers, are you tired of snipping every question and answer in CTLS Item Builder because of the lack of math symbols?  Have you ever wished that you could use MathType instead?  Great news for the New Year!  MathType in CTLS Item Builder is now available!  If you have MathType on your computer, you can now use it from directly within Item Builder.  If you are a middle or high school math teacher and do not have MathType on your computer, you can put in a work order to have it pushed to your teacher laptop.

The Following are 3 helpful videos:

  1. How to use MathType within Item BuilderFor those already familiar with MathType and simply need to use it with CTLS Item Builder
  2. How to copy MathType equations from a document that is already created – For those with pre-existing assessments in Word that have MathType equations in them
  3. How to use MathType in general – For those who are not already familiar with MathType

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The Following are MathType PDF Directions:

How To Use MathType 

                            MathType in Item Builder

 

Need more help with using MathType?  Please contact your TTIS for more assistance.

Search for Questions by Badge ID

A new search feature has been added to CTLS test setup process to allow searching for questions based on your CTLS User ID (badge number). In other words, you can search for questions that you have personally created. This can provide a quick mechanism to retrieve items that you have created in the Item Builder program that you want to immediately turn around and add to a test.

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Deleting Questions in Item Builder

When there are questions that have been created in Item Builder, previously they could not be deleted if the questions were tied to any test.  Now, if a question has been tied to a test that is NOT published, it CAN be deleted.  When deleting questions, it will now look at active CCSD tests when determining if a question is eligible for deletion. The question will be removed and not usable or viewable in Item Builder or Test Builder.

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Item Preview Enhancement

A new piece of information has been added to the Item Preview pane in Item Builder. A notation in the top left under the Question ID indicates how many times the question has been selected for inclusion on a test. This may help teachers gauge the quality of the item based on the number of times it has been used.
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