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Assigning tests

For frequently asked questions about assigning tests, please select from the links below.

I've selected the school that I want to assign a test to, but the students in the school are not displayed.

Select the school and then a group within the school. Once you select a group, the students within that group will be listed and you can select one, many, or all of the students to assign the test to.

A student I want to assign a test to is not listed.

Make sure that the student is in the group you have selected. Check which students are included in the groups you have made by going to the "Manage Student" screen (available from the left-hand menu).

How does the "Date Available" work when you are assigning a test?

To make the assignment available to the students straight away, select the "Now" tickbox next to the Date Available. To set the "Date Available" to be in the future, you can change it in the date and time fields, but make sure the "Now" tickbox is not ticked.

Can I limit when during the day students can sit the onscreen test, so they can’t sit it outside of school hours?

Yes – if the test is an onscreen test and you have selected a "Due Date" and "Date Available" which spans more than 24 hours, then you will also be able to set when within that date range the student can sit the test.

You can let the students sit the test:

  • "Anytime"
  • during "School Hours" - between 9:00 and 16:00 on weekdays only
  • on "Weekdays" - anytime on weekdays only.

I keep getting a message saying the "Date Available" I chose is in the past, even though I didn't change it, and it appears to be just a few minutes ahead.

The system's current date and time default into this field when you first enter the screen. Because takes some time to pick the students you want to assign the test to, the time is likely to lapse.

Also, it is the e-asTTle system's date that is being checked, and this may not exactly match the date/time on your computer.

If you want the test to be available immediately, select the "Now" tickbox next to the "Date Available".

Can I edit or delete an assignment?

Yes – you can edit or delete an assignment if the "Date Available" has not passed or if a student has not started or completed the test assignment. For details on how to edit or delete an assignment, refer to Managing test assignments.

Should I use the same test for my class at the beginning and end of the year to compare their performance?

No - This is not necessary within e-asTTle as all the items are calibrated onto the same scale. You can create a similar test (by selecting the "Create Similar Test" button from the "Create Test" options screen) to use as your post-test. Using a different test that assesses similar concepts, minimises the practice and memory factors, and maximises the probability of measuring the curricula concept.

Can I give the same test to either the same group or a different group of students? Can I then view the test results separately from previous times that students have taken the test?

If you want to administer a test again and do not want the test scores to be combined with the scores from previous times that you have had students sit the test, you should create a copy of the original test (by selecting the "Copy Existing Test" button from the "Create Test" options screen) and administer this instead of the original.

Why do I have to select a school, then a group, when I assign my test?

The school drop-down menu is present because some e-asTTle users work across multiple schools.

Who can delete an assignment?

Both teachers and e-asTTle administrators can delete assignments.

If 28 of 30 students have completed a test, how do I find out which students have not sat the test?

You will need to compare the "Tabular Report" with the Assignment list (found under "Manage Assignments"). Students who have not sat the test will be present in the "Assignments" list but will not appear on the Tabular Report.

How do I assign a numeracy test?

Select the "Create New Test" button on the left-hand menu, and then select "Numeracy Project". When you add a new Numeracy test, you will be asked to select the students you wish to assign the test to.

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