Utilizing flags in linked assessments enables users to see student data in reporting without penalizing students for not having completed all assessments within the linkage. Users have the ability to Student scores within linked assessment data, even if students have not taken all assessments within the linkage, as long as the appropriate flags have been applied to the student.
Before You Begin
This lesson begins assuming assessments have already been linked. If they have not, take a look at Linking Assessments.
Where to Start
- From the grid, select Assessments.
Adding Flags to the Assessment
- Use the dropdown arrow under Functions to select Advanced Settings.
Flags can only be added to published assessments.
- Select the Flags tab.
- Use the checkboxes to select desired flag(s).
- Ensure that Include in Calculation is not checked for the flag(s) selected. (If checked, the score will factor into the student's score.)
- Select Save.
If a student is marked with conflicting flags on a single assessment (One flag is marked “Include in Calculation” and another flag is not marked “Include in Calculation”), the student's score for that assessment will be included in the calculation.
Enabling Flags for Individual Students.
- Within the Online Administration screen, use the checkboxes to add flags for the desired students.
Linked report data will only display for students in the following scenarios:
- Students have taken all assessments within the linkage; or
- Students have taken some assessments within the linkage and have been flagged for the remainder of the assessments .
Test Result Example
- The report contains 3 assessments worth 1 point each for a combined score of 3 points.
- Some students who have a score of 2 display a % Correct value of 100%, while other students with a score of 3 also have a % Correct value of 100%. The students with a score of 2 still have a % Correct value of 100% because they were flagged with an “Include in Calculation” = unchecked” flag on one of their assessments, and it was not included in the % Correct calculation.