Unlocking and Grading Tests

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Unlocking and Grading Mastery & Post Tests in PLATO:

Unlocking and Grading Mastery & Post Tests in PLATO

Handling Mastery Tests & Post Tests:

Handling Mastery Tests & Post Tests Now, this tutorial will show you how to do the following (click on one of the links below to go straight to that section)… Understand the 2 Types of Tests in PLATO Unlock Tests (Mastery or Post) for Students Issuing and Grading a Post Test (End of Semester Test)

Types of Tests in Plato:

Types of Tests in Plato (1) UNDERSTANDING THE 2 TYPES OF TESTS IN PLATO

Types of Tests in Plato:

Types of Tests in Plato There are 2 types of tests in Plato: Mastery Tests & Post Tests

Types of Tests in Plato: Mastery Tests:

Types of Tests in Plato: Mastery Tests A) Mastery Tests are short, multiple choice quizzes that students take following each Lesson they complete. They are automatically issued to the student in Plato, and are automatically graded by Plato. Students can complete these tests off-campus . You will NOT need to print out students’ Mastery Tests and submit them for compliance, but you will copy over their Mastery Test scores to the Credit scoring sheet (provided in the Grading and Work Samples section) .

Types of Tests in Plato: Post Tests:

Types of Tests in Plato: Post Tests B) Post Tests are like “final exams” and take place at the very end of each Course (after all the Credits have been completed). They are also called “ End of Semester ” tests in Plato. Students must complete these tests on-campus. These are multiple choice tests, and will be graded by hand by the instructor (you). Plato will provide you with a grading key to grade these tests. You WILL need to print out students’ Post Tests and submit them for compliance.

Unlocking Tests in PLATO:

Unlocking Tests in PLATO (2) UNLOCKING TESTS (MASTERY & POST) IN PLATO

Unlocking Tests in PLATO:

Unlocking Tests in PLATO If a student “ fails ” a Mastery Test or a Post Test, then they will need to…. Retake the Test . Geometry Online should allow for 2 Test retakes and any CTE course should allow for 3 Test retakes . P rogress through the learning modules again before they will be able to take the Test a second /third time.

Unlocking Tests in PLATO:

Unlocking Tests in PLATO If a student “ fails ” a Mastery Test or a Post Test, then you will need to… Unlock the Mastery or Post Test for them again for every retake. (Note that you can usually quickly see if the student passed a Post Test or not by just grading it – via the Keyed Answer / Learner Response column, as explained in the “Grading” tutorial – right when they tell you they are finished with the Test. This way, if they didn’t pass, you can always unlock the Post Test again for their retake right away.)

Login to Plato from PlSIS:

Login to Plato from PlSIS To unlock a Test, click on PLE…

Unlocking Tests in PLATO:

Unlocking Tests in PLATO Click on Assignments

Unlocking Tests in PLATO:

Unlocking Tests in PLATO To unlock a Post Test, click on Manage next to the name of the Credit that contains the test that you need to unlock.

Unlocking Tests in PLATO:

Unlocking Tests in PLATO Next, click on the check mark next to the name of the student who you want to unlock the test for.

Unlocking Tests in PLATO:

Unlocking Tests in PLATO After you check the name of the student, click on “ Edit Status, Single Learner .”

Unlocking Tests in PLATO:

Unlocking Tests in PLATO Now click on the + sign next to the name of the Credit that contains the Test you need to unlock. This will expand so you can see all the Learning Modules inside of that Credit.

Unlocking Tests in PLATO:

Unlocking Tests in PLATO Then click on the + signs next the names of the learning modules inside that Credit to expand and reveal the Mastery Test or Post Test (as shown ).

Unlocking Tests in PLATO:

Unlocking Tests in PLATO You will see a picture of a lock next to a Mastery Test or Post Test that is locked. Note that Mastery Tests will say “ Mastery Test ” and Post Tests will say “ End of Semester .”

Unlocking Tests in PLATO:

Unlocking Tests in PLATO A popup should appear. In this popup, click on the “ Lock Status ” radio button.

Unlocking Tests in PLATO:

Unlocking Tests in PLATO Then click on the “ Unlock ” radio button.

Unlocking Tests in PLATO:

Unlocking Tests in PLATO Lastly, click on “ Update Status ” when you are done. The top of the popup page should turn green , and you can close the page. Your Plato screen should refresh automatically, and the lock will disappear . Your student is now good to retake the Test.

Unlocking Tests in PLATO:

Unlocking Tests in PLATO Pro Tip: Alternatively, you may be able to unlock a Mastery Test from your dashboard (the page you first land on when you enter Plato). This should work for Mastery Tests, but should not work for Post Tests (you will have to unlock “End of Semester” tests using the same process just explained).

Unlocking Tests in PLATO:

Unlocking Tests in PLATO Pro Tip: To unlock a Mastery Test from the dashboard, just find the locked Mastery Test (indicated by the blue lock symbol) and double click on the little lock icon to unlock it.

Grading a Test in PLATO:

Grading a Test in PLATO (3) ISSUING AND GRADING A POST TEST (END OF SEMESTER TEST)

Grading a Test in PLATO:

Grading a Test in PLATO While students can do most of their work for their Credits at home (learning modules, assignments, etc.), they must take their Post Tests (Final Exams) on campus ; no exceptions. This means a student will have to schedule a time to meet with you to take a Post Test. You should not need to unlock a Post Test for a student the first time they take it, but will need to do so if they fail (using the steps explained in the previous section).

Login to Plato from PlSIS:

Login to Plato from PlSIS To grade a Post Test, first click on PLE…

Grading a Test in PLATO:

Grading a Test in PLATO Go to Reports

Grading a Test in PLATO:

Grading a Test in PLATO Click on Curriculum Items Response Report

Grading a Test in PLATO:

Grading a Test in PLATO Under “ By Learner ,” click on “ Start my Report now .”

Grading a Test in PLATO:

Grading a Test in PLATO Under the name of your charter (like Desert Sands Charter High School ), click on the name of the class in which your student is enrolled. Then click Next .

Grading a Test in PLATO:

Grading a Test in PLATO Click on the radio button next to the name of the student whose test you are going to grade. Then click Next .

Grading a Test in PLATO:

Grading a Test in PLATO Next, click on the radio button next to “ Custom Courses .” L ocate the name of the Credit, and click on the + sign to expand to see all the Tests that the student has completed.

Grading a Test in PLATO:

Grading a Test in PLATO Then just click on the name of the Test that you are going to grade. After that, click on Next . On the next page, you will just click on Generate Report.

Grading a Test in PLATO:

Grading a Test in PLATO [ Note that Post Tests may also be called “ End of Semester ” Tests in Plato (as shown).]

Grading a Test in PLATO:

Grading a Test in PLATO Now click on “ Click here to download ” in the popup window to download the test report.

Grading a Test in PLATO:

Grading a Test in PLATO The downloaded report (when you open it), will look something like that seen below.

Grading a Test in PLATO:

Grading a Test in PLATO Now highlight the first EIGHT columns (as shown) at the same time and copy them ( Question, Item Serial Number, Reporting Category, Type of Question, (Student’s Name), % Correct, Not Answered %, and Keyed Answer ) .

Grading a Test in PLATO:

Grading a Test in PLATO (Example of What to Highlight)

Grading a Test in PLATO:

Grading a Test in PLATO You will have access to download a Test Template. Operations approved this spreadsheet and it is Compliance Ready. (You should also be able to download it HERE !)

Grading a Test in PLATO:

Grading a Test in PLATO To download it, just click “ File ” and then “ Download As > Microsoft Excel (. xlsx ) ” (or “Save As” if you are in Microsoft Outlook, Sites)

Grading a Test in PLATO:

Grading a Test in PLATO Paste the EIGHT columns that you have copied in the previous step to the matching 8 columns in the template ( Question, Item Serial Number, Reporting Category, Type of Question, (Student’s Name), % Correct, Not Answered %, and Keyed Answer ). I have been told that the easiest way to do this is the following (next slide)…

Grading a Test in PLATO:

Grading a Test in PLATO Go to box (or cell) A7 of the Online Test Template. Right mouse click on this cell, and select Paste Special , select Text , the select OK.

Grading a Test in PLATO:

Grading a Test in PLATO Now, just print out the sheet and score it based on the “% Correct” and “Keyed Response.”  You will add this graded test to the student’s packet of printed work for Compliance .

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