Assessment Builder is a single tool that incorporates Technology Enhanced Items (TEIs) and allows educators to randomize questions and hide scores and answers from students. It also allows students to complete assessments over multiple sessions.
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 from either navigation area on your My DE homepage.
Begin your customized assessment by selecting Create Assessment, then select Practice Assessment. (If you have access to our Techbook products, you will have additional options such as Concept and Standards-Based Assessments.) Follow the prompts to provide Title and Instructions, then save to one of your My Content folders.
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 the filters, such as Item Types (e.g., Selected Response, Drop Down, Select Text) 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.