Assigning and Taking Student Assessments

Progress Monitoring Measures

To assign an online progress monitoring measure, login to your account and click on the "Measures" tab located on your dashboard. Click on the grade of the test you want to administer (the numbered box located below the Progress Monitoring tab) .

Now scroll down the page until you locate the name of the assessment you wish to administer. On the right-hand side you will see a "Take Online" checkbox (for those assessments that can be administered online).

Click the box, and a list of your student groups will appear. Click on the box to the left of the group name to activate that test for students to take.

Once you’ve selected the groups you want tested, have students login to: your username, and then take the assigned test (students will have to login using the teacher’s username). Once the students are logged in, their group and individual names should appear for selection along with their test options.

If you are entering student scores instead of having them take an online test, click on the “Enter Scores” column located under the Measures tab next to the name of the assessment, and a pop-up window will appear. Select the group name, then fill in the student responses or scores. Make sure to select the Save button when you are finished entering the scores.

Benchmark Measures

Teacher Deluxe users also have Benchmark measures. The Benchmark Window date setting establishes when benchmark tests can be administered. Setting and opening a benchmark window is always at the discretion of the user, and the window can be changed at any time. To access this feature, first login to your account and go to the “Admin” tab. Next locate the “Account Management” section and click on System settings.

Now, scroll down to the Benchmark Window Settings. To adjust this setting, select the opening and closing dates for the testing window. The benchmark window needs to be current for testing and the remaining benchmark dates need to be staggered with only one testing window open at a time. The dates also need to be moving forward in time. After selecting the dates, please make sure to click on the “Update Benchmark Dates” button in order for the changes to take effect. An example of correct benchmark window for the 2022-2023 academic year is:

Fall Sept. 1 - Sept. 30, 2023

Winter Jan. 1- Jan. 31, 2024

Spring April 1 - April 30, 2024

*Note: there are other benchmark settings located under this tab. If you need to make adjustments to benchmark items, such as “Percentile Lines and Color-coding”, “Enable Measures and Features”, and “Availability Hours for Online Tests”, this is where the settings are located.

When the benchmark window is open you have a choice to either download and administer a copy of the test to students (keys are provided for scoring student responses which are entered manually) or have students take the tests online (which is scored and entered automatically).

For online tests, students go to the website address highlighted in blue in the “Measures” section. This address will be: your username. They will then be able to choose their tests from a drop-down menu (like assessments in the Progress Monitoring section). *Note: for Benchmark Assessments, students can only take on-grade measures. These are the only assessments available to them for selection for grades K-8.

If you administer benchmark assessments in hard copy/paper and pencil format, then you can download the student copies of the tests to administer to students and score them with the answer keys, which can be downloaded from the Measures tab of your account, under the Benchmark tab. Student scores are then entered under the same Benchmark tab by clicking on the Enter Scores tab.

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