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Creating an Assessment Using College & Career Readiness Standards

Updated Apr 16, 2021

The College & Career Readiness standards are available in enCASE. You may align items to them, and then create classroom assessments using those items. This article outlines the steps for creating assessments using items aligned to the National College and Career Readiness standards.

Creating an Assessment

To create an assessment using the College & Career Readiness standards, click the Assessments drop-down menu [1], and select Classroom [2].

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 for 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 [1].

Click the Core drop-down menu [2], and select a core from the "National" section.

Click the Class drop-down menu [3], 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

Finalize with a Title

Once you've added all the sections and items, provide the assessment a title.

Change the Subject and Core

Return to the top of the Create Assessment page.

From the Subject drop-down menu [1], select College and Career Readiness.

From the Core drop-down menu [2], 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.

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