GETTING SET UP
NZQA ONLINE ASSESSMENT 2016 Teacher Guide
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NZQA Online Assessments Teacher Guide: Getting set up.
This guide walks you through how to use Education Perfect for NZQA Online Assessments 2016.
There are four easy steps to follow to set the assessment.
3) Assessment Setup.
It will only take a few minutes to set up this assessment, but we've covered off every step in detail to help you feel really confident with the whole process. You can set up this assessment prior to the assessment day - see more about this under Step 4: When?
To get started, you'll need to go to https://www.educationperfect.com/controlpanel/#/login
Teacher login details usually follow this template:
Username: Your school email address
Password: First Name
You will be directed to the Control Panel.
Click the green 'Assessments' panel.
Select the 'New Assessment' button.
Select either + New Assessment or + Create Assessment.
Select Assessment type.
Select 'Assign a pre-built assessment'.
Step 1: Who?
Select your class.
Here you can select your class, multiple classes or remove specific students. Click on the classes you'd like to include.
You can remove specific students from sitting the assessment.
To remove specific students, select 'Click here'.
Simply uncheck any students you don't want to be included. Repeat this for any classes which contain students who need to be removed.
In this example, Harry Prouse will not be doing the assessment.
Step 2: What?
Select 'Open Content Picker'.
Select the Subject and 'NZQA L1 Online Trial Exam' folder.
Select 2016 the Online Trial Examination for your subject.
There will be a reading and a listening exam. You will need to assign each as a separate assessment.
You can preview the assessment or just confirm selection.
Previewing the assessment.
Once you've previewed the assessment, just click 'Select & Continue' then 'Confirm Selection'.
Give the task a name.
You can rename the assessment here.
Step 3: Assessment Setup.
- If you are setting the assessment(s) for derived grade purposes then set the test to allow 180 minutes to complete (or possibly less if they are doing only one of the two standards). If you want your students to do this over an extended period of time for practice rather than as an official 'derived grade' exam, then make sure you give them longer. For a full 7 day week it would be 10,800 minutes. Doing this means they can work on the assessment at their own pace.
- You will need to tick the box 'Require students to enter an access code to start the test'.
By generating a unique code, your students can't start the assessment early, only when you're ready to share the code! Most schools will write the code on the whiteboard once all students are ready to sit the assessment.
- You will need to tick the box 'Require students to do this exam only in full-screen mode'.
Full-screen mode means that students won't be able to access other tabs or have interference during the test. Please note that Safari does not support monitored assessment mode. Students on Macs will need to use either Chrome or Firefox to do the test in monitored mode.
- Decide when you want results to be released. You can control when your students receive their results - either as soon as possible, or when you chose to.
Step 4: When? Choosing the time period for the assessment.
The time limit on each exam is 3 hours, with a countdown timer built into it. As soon as a student types in the code, the assessment countdown will start for them. The assessment will automatically close down after the time allocation passes from when the student starts the assessment.
This step is just when you want the window for the assessment to take place. You have the flexibility to assign the assessment in advance - just choose the start date and time, and the end date and time. We strongly recommend you provide a very generous time window here - for example starting 10 minutes before the start of the period in which you're going to do the task, and ending 10 minutes after the period ends. This allows for students to access the internet, login, sort out any minor technical issues, then get going. It is also best to allow enough time to complete both the listening and reading assessments within the same time block so you should give both of them a time frame of over three hours if you're doing them in one sitting.
If you want them to have a full week it's recommended to allow them at least 12 hours after the week you expect them to work on it, just to make sure that if they start slightly later they are not left unable to complete the assessment. In general providing at least some time flexibility is always recommended regardless of how long you choose to give them to work on the assessment.
You don't need to do anything here.
Click 'Assign Task' and congratulations - you're done!
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