Assessment Builder creates practice, standards-, and concept-based Technology Enhanced Assessments using a searchable bank of items and custom questions.
Note: When assigning content to students, students must have a Discovery Education account and your classes must be set up. If you are unsure how to do either, explore these articles:
Access Assessment Builder
Select Assessment Builder on your My DE homepage or from the menu in the upper left corner.
Create an Assessment
Select Create Assessment to get started.
Begin your customized assessment by selecting one of the following:
- Practice Assessment: create an assessment by selecting questions from a bank or by adding your own questions.
- Concept-Based Assessment: create an assessment based on items specific to a Discovery Education Techbook concept.
- Standards-Based Assessment: search a bank of assessment items based on grade level and standards.
Follow the prompts to provide Title and Instructions, then save to one of your My Content folders.
Create a Standards Based Assessment
When results appear, use filters, such as Item Types (e.g., Selected Response, Drop Down, Select Text) and Categories (e.g., Summative, Practice Formative), to narrow your findings. When you find an item you want to use, select +Add to move it to your assessment.
Create a Practice Assessment
To add questions to your assessment, select Create Item to customize your question or enter a term in Search for Items to pull from a question bank.
Create your customized items by selecting Create Item and following the prompts that allow you to select Single, Multiple Selection, or Constructed Response questions, enter your Question Prompt and Responses, Scoring, and optional Metadata. When you are done, select Save Draft and Add to Assessment in the upper right corner.
Find an assessment item from a bank of questions that matches your unit by using Search for Items. Enter your keyword and select Search. When results appear, use filters, such as Item Types (e.g., Selected Response, Drop Down, Select Text); Courses (e.g., Grades 6-8 Life Science, Grades 3-5 Earth Science); and Categories (e.g., Summative, Practice Formative), to narrow your findings by categories. When you find an item you want to use select +Add to move it to your assessment.
When you are done adding items, select Assign to share with your entire class, groups of students, or an individual student.
During this step, you will be able to give the assessment a title and student directions as well as set the start and end dates for the assessments. You can also enable features that allow students to save and finish assessments later and hide scores and answers from students.