The College & Career Readiness standards are available in enCASE for creating CASE College Prep benchmark assessments. This article outlines the steps for manually creating CASE College Prep benchmark using the National College and Career Readiness standards. It also describes how to schedule these assessments, see reports on them, and extract the data.
Creating a CASE College Prep Assessment
Note: It is highly recommended that you import assessments to create the CASE College Prep assessments, rather than follow these manual steps.
To create a CASE College Prep Assessment manually:
- Log in as a TE21 administrator.
- Click the Assessments drop-down menu , and select Benchmarks .
Click the Create New Assessment button.
On the Create Assessment page, click the Subject drop-down menu and select a subject that will be the first section of the test (e.g., Language Arts, Mathematics, Reading, Writing, Science, or Social Studies). (Do not choose College and Career Readiness.)
Click the Core drop-down menu and select any of the cores available in the "National" section, which begin with NT.
Click the Class drop-down menu and select College and Career Readiness.
Optionally, select the Standard drop-down menu and select an appropriate standard.
Click the Load Items button to find appropriate items.
Label the First Section and Add Items
Enter a title for the first section of the assessment, and add the appropriate items. Refer to Creating a Classroom (Item Bank) Assessment for details.
Adding a New Section of a Different Subject
To add another section containing items for a different subject, click the Add Section button.
Enter a title for the next section.
Search for New Items
Return to the top of the Create Assessment page, click the Subject drop-down menu, and select a different subject .
Click the Core drop-down menu, and select a core from the "National" section , which begin with NT.
Click the Class drop-down menu, and select College and Career Readiness .
Click the Load Items button and add items to the second section.
Continue this process for each section of the assessment
Change the Subject and Core
Return to the top of the Create Assessment page.
From the Subject drop-down menu, select College and Career Readiness .
From the Core drop-down menu, select NT: College and Career Readiness (2020) .
Save the Assessment
After changing the Subject and Core as described above, click the Save Changes & Preview button to save and preview the assessment. Verify that all the sections and items are rendering correctly.
Scheduling the Assessment
- Login as a TE21 Admin.
- Schedule the assessment to the appropriate district.
- The District Test Coordinator will see the assessment in the Make Approved Benchmarks Available to Schools section of the dashboard and assign it to schools.
- Once available to schools, School and District Test Coordinators will see the assessment in the Schedule Upcoming and Open Benchmark Testing to Classrooms section of the dashboard and assign it to classrooms.
- The assessment then appears in the Assessment Summary section of the dashboard for all users. It will also appear on student dashboards.
Once the test is complete, results are available to be extracted via the existing process. A sample file is available in the Extract Queue with a title of CASE College Prep End-to-End Test_v2-#DEMO TE21 Sandbox District-Gunnar here.