Getting Ready for the NZQA Pilot Assessments - Level 1 French Listening
This guide walks you through how to use Education Perfect for the upcoming Level 1 French Listening.
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?
In this guide, we have used a demo class to show you the process.
Important points to note
- You will need to set the pilot assessment for your students which is outlined in the guide below.
- Please ensure students have the most up-to-date version of the Education Perfect App for their iPad or Android device. The most up to date version is 1.1.86.
- There are great consolidation lists for your students at the bottom of this guide.
To get started, you'll need to login to www.educationperfect.com and click 'Login'.
Teacher login details usually follow this template:
Username: Your school email address
Password: First Name
Select 'Teachers' Control Panel'.
You will be directed to the Control Panel.
You can come back here any time to choose a different subject by clicking the Home button.
Get started by clicking on the green 'Assessments' panel.
Select the New Assessment button.
Select either + New Assessment or + Create Assessment.
Select Assessment type.
Select 'Use an existing assessment'.
Step 1: Who?
Setting your pilot assessment is as easy as walking through the following four steps. To get started, click on 'Who'.
A note on marking
If the Year 11 cohort is sitting the assessment all at the same time, but teachers want to mark their own class, you will need to set up an assessment for one class, then copy the assessment for other classes, otherwise all students will go into the same pool for marking.
If classes are doing the assessment on different times, it makes sense for the individual teacher to set up their own assessment so they can mark it.
Follow the below steps to set up entire assessment. Then once you've assigned the assessment, hover your mouse over the 'copy' symbol. Copying the assessment keeps the same task and access code, but you can change the '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.
Adding extra classes.
If you are responsible for setting up the assessment for the Year 11 cohort, you can click on 'All Classes' to access each teacher's classes. Simply select all the classes you want to be involved.
You can remove specific students from sitting the assessment. This may be because:
- The student will be away on the designated day and will sit the assessment at another time.
- The student qualifies for Special Assessment Conditions and requires extra time.
In these cases, you will need to set them another assessment with a unique code. Don't worry, the assessment will be exactly the same.
To remove specific students, on the right hand side click the button '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?
Now it's time to select the content for assessment.
Click on the green button 'Open Content Picker'.
Select '2015 French Listening Online Pilot Examination' folder.
Select '2015 French Listening Online Pilot Examination'.
You can preview the assessment or just confirm selection.
Previewing the assessment.
Once you've previewed the assessment, just click 'Exit Preview' and then 'Confirm Selection'.
NB: The 'Edit List' function will not be available.
Give the task a name.
You can rename the assessment here, for example 2015 French Listening Online Pilot Examination.
Step 3: Assessment Setup.
Check 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.
Check the box 'Require students to do this exam only in full-screen mode'.
DO NOT check 'Allow multiple attempts at this exam'. Students are only allowed ONE attempt at the online assessment.
DO NOT change the test marking. The assessment test will be marked by you, the teacher.
Students with Special Assessment Conditions:
- If you have students who are entitled to extra time, you will need to create a separate assessment for them with a different time allocation.
- To do this, make sure they are first removed from the general class (see Step 1: Who? Removing Students).
- Then create a new assessment for them (just as this process so far) and change the time from 60 minutes to however long they are entitled to.
Assessment Setup Code.
In this example, the code is XMLYJ9. You would write this on the whiteboard once your students have logged on and are all ready to start the assessment.
Students can only start the assessment once they have the code.
If you are doing the assessment with different classes over different times, you can generate new codes as soon as a class has completed the assessment. This prevents students from sharing codes and accessing the assessment.
Step 4: When? Choosing the time period for the assessment.
Students are allowed 60 minutes for the French assessment. Each assessment has 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 60 minutes after the student starts the assessment.
This step is just when you want the window for the assessment is 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 30 minutes after the period ends. This allows for students to access the internet, login, sort out any minor technical issues, then get going.
You don't need to do anything here.
Congratulations - you're done!
Lastly... some great consolidation for your students!
French > Languages in Action > Intermediate > Modules 5-10.
Here students can revise vocabulary and expressions, do some listening comprehension with long answer style questions. This is excellent practice for your students! They can also consolidate their reading and writing skills, all based on Year 11 NCEA topics.
Original practice exams
We have created some original practice exams. These are currently hidden and would be great mocks for your students. They have been written and moderated by experience teachers. Just get in touch with us and we'll open up access!
Grammar & Culture Exercises > Custom EP Exams > NCEA Level 1 - Listening practice exam.
Note: This practice exam has no official approval or moderation to be officially accepted under the new Practice Exam criteria. In order to be used officially for derived grades, you would need to follow the moderation process as clarified by NZQA - Click here for clarification of derived grade processes >>
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