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How do I create remediation assessments?

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Ryan Richins
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During the summer of 2017, we released a new Buzz UI, giving you the same features and functionality with a cleaner, simpler user experience!

Until all users have switched to the new UI, our Help Center articles will include information for both. 

Click the header below that aligns with the Buzz UI version you are using (Old UI or New UI); if you don't know which version you are using, review the differences and/or contact your system admin or Agilix account manager.

Old UI

Use remediation assessments to personalize your students learning path.

We all know that every student doesn't learn at the same pace or from having the same experience; Buzz's remediation assessments help identify and provide personalized opportunities to learn.

Remediation assessments are given to evaluate student performance and give them the opportunity to return to material they haven't mastered. To accomplish this, they are generally administered at a point at which the students can still go back and review and/or redo activities to improve their understanding.

Here's how it works:

  1. Remediation assessment questions are aligned to specific objectives along with the activities meant to teach those objectives.
  2. If student performance on the remediation assessment falls short of showing mastery of the objectives, Buzz goes back to all activities meant to teach to those objectives and marks them Allow Retry in the Activity Grader.
  3. The student is notified of which activities they can retry in the Activity Stream on their Course Home. If the remediation assessment is set to require a passing score to continue, the student is informed that they cannot proceed until earning a passing score when they try to move ahead in the course. Activities with hard deadlines are excluded from this behavior.

Create the assessment

To create a remediation assessment:

  1. Add an Assessment activity to the desired folder, or select an existing assessment and click the pencil (edit) icon.
  2. Open the Assessment Settings tab in the Assessment Editor.
  3. Check the Remediation box.
  4. Click Save or select the Questions tab to create assessment questions.
Create the assessment

Align objectives to activities and assessment questions

The second part of setting up a remediation assessment is aligning the targeted objectives with both the assessment questions and the activities that you want included as remediation.

To align assessment questions with objectives:

  1. Select the desired assessment and click the pencil (edit) icon.
  2. Select the desired question from the list on the left, and scroll to the Objectives section in the panel on the right.
  3. Use the dropdown to limit the displayed objectives to those that are created in the Course, to those inherited from the Parent, or to only the Selected objectives. Any selected objective remains in the list for all three settings.
  4. Check the boxes next to objectives to align them with the activity.
Align objectives to activities and assessment questions

Configure passing criteria

To configure the passing criteria:

  1. Open the Editor tool from the Main Menu.
  2. Open Settings from the toolbar.
  3. In the Gradebook tab, under Remediation, specify the Minimum number of questions that need to be aligned with an objective, as well as the overall Minimum score a student can earn on those questions before receiving remediation activity suggestions.
  4. Click Save.
Configure passing criteria

Additional articles

Tips

  • For best results, keep your objective alignments simple and specific.
New UI

Use remediation assessments to personalize your students learning path.

We all know that every student doesn't learn at the same pace or from having the same experience; Buzz's remediation assessments help identify and provide personalized opportunities to learn.

Remediation assessments are given to evaluate student performance, and give them the opportunity to return to material they haven't mastered. To accomplish this, they are generally administered at a point at which the students can still go back and review and/or redo activities to improve their understanding.

Here's how it works:

  1. Remediation assessment questions are aligned to specific objectives along with the activities meant to teach the objectives.
  2. If student performance on the remediation assessment falls short of showing mastery of the objectives, Buzz goes back to activities meant to teach those objectives and marks them Allow Retry in the Activity Grader.
  3. The student is notified of which activities they can retry in the Activity Stream on their Course Home. If the remediation assessment is set to require a passing score to continue, the student is informed that they cannot proceed until earning a passing score when they try to move ahead in the course. Activities with hard deadlines are excluded from this behavior.

Create the assessment

To create a remediation assessment:

  1. Add an Assessment activity to the desired folder, or select an existing assessment and click the pencil (edit) icon.
  2. Open the Settings tab in the Assessment activity editor.
  3. Check the Remediation box in the Advanced assessment options card.
  4. Click Save or select the Questions tab to create assessment questions.
Create the assessment

Align objectives to activities and assessment questions

The second part of setting up a remediation assessment is aligning the targeted objectives with both the assessment questions and the activities that you want included as remediation.

To align assessment questions with objectives:

  1. Select the desired assessment and click the pencil (edit) icon.
  2. Select the desired question from the list on the left, scroll to the Objective mastery card, and click Choose objective.
  1. Check the box(es) next to the objective(s) you want to align to the question.
  2. Click Done.
  3. Save.
Align objectives to activities and assessment questions

Configure passing criteria

To configure the passing criteria:

  1. Open the Editor tool.
  2. Select Course settings from Tools in the toolbar.
  1. On the Objective mastery card, under Remediation, specify the Minimum number of questions that need to be aligned with an objective, as well as the overall Minimum score a student can earn on those questions before receiving remediation activity suggestions.
  2. Save.
Configure passing criteria

Additional articles

Tips

  • For best results, keep your objective alignments simple and specific.

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