CTLS Assess has tools that administrators can use to make gathering and analyzing data even easier for teachers.
Teacher Teams can be set up by school administrators to group teachers into professional learning communities, multiple subject areas or grade levels, or even those teachers who share the same students. It can quickly and easily encourage collaboration in your school-with just a few clicks.
When administrators need to give teachers access to student data outside the normal schedule, the administrator can create a custom group. This is a super tool that allows teachers scheduled for supplementary student courses or after school tutor groups to better serve students because they can instantly see strengths and weaknesses.
Finally, an entirely different function in CTLS Assess allows administrators to create special testing groups. This is helpful when there is a need for a proctor (someone other than the teacher scheduled for that course) to give an assessment. When students are divided into groups in Test Group Builder, a proctor is able to give an assessment, and the data is sent to the scheduled teacher of record.
Click HERE to access the document below and link to directions on building these teams/groups.
You’ve been asking for it…and it is finally here! CTLS Assess now has an option to export your reports in the Results Widget to Excel. Simply select the report you would like from the Results Widget under Performance Analysis and click on the Excel Export button. You can also choose to export to a PDF.
Use Excel to track, sort, and analyze CTLS Assess data! Both tools work hand-in-hand to streamline the data analysis process in your classroom. What a great way to work with data for data teams or RTI!
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.
Did you create assessments during a previous school year? Well, no need to reinvent the wheel! Save time by copying those tests over into the new school year. Follow the directions linked below to locate an assessment from a prior year and create a copy and/or move the assessment to the current school year and subject.
Signing into the CTLS Student Progress Monitoring System has just gotten easier! While we were eating turkey and enjoying time with our family, Technology Services was busy at work creating this new single sign-on feature. When you log into a CCSD device using your login credentials and visit CTLS, you will be signed in automatically. No need to re-enter your CCSD login credentials! This also occurs when logging into the Item Builder tool within CTLS Student Progress Monitoring. As always, in order to protect student privacy, don’t forget to log out of the system when not in use.
When you would like to print a hard copy of a Touchstone Assessment, the best location is the Assessment and Personalized Learning site.
The Touchstone assessments are pushed out to iRespond for giving the tests; however, that is not where you should go to print them. The Touchstone assessments are located on the Assessment and Personalized Learning page of the Intranet. Follow the steps below to get to the Touchstone Assessments.
- Go to www.cobbk12.org
- Under the Employees tab select Intranet
- Under Departments, on the left-hand side, select Assessment and Personalized Learning
4. Select the course/grade you teach and find the corresponding Touchstone or mini-Touchstone.
Additional ways to access the Touchstone assessments are as follows:
- CTLS – If you are working in CTLS, you can also access the Touchstone Assessments on the Web Links tab underneath “For Teachers” located on the dashboard.
Want to create a test with questions from a different grade level? Well, now we can in CTLS Test Management! For example, you may want to create a pre-assessment in math at the beginning of the year that contains items from more than one grade level to get baseline data.
Now when you create assessments, you can select from other grade level standards and elements. Check out the step-by-step directions for this exciting new enhancement.
Good news! Assessments created in CTLS can be copied from school year to school year so teachers do not need to recreate assessments. Follow the directions below to locate an assessment from a prior year and create a copy in the current school year.