4.3.3 Scheduled Assessments
Instructors can schedule assessments for the entire class or for specific
using the "Add Assessment" option (in the Basic
Module) or "New Scheduled Assessment" option (in the Advanced
Module). For example, the instructor, department,
or college may wish to have "midterm" assessments under
supervision to guarantee reliable results. They have the option of
selecting the style of assessment as progress or comprehensive. Progress
Assessments are slightly shorter and focus on the student's most recent
learning history; Comprehensive Assessments are slightly longer and probe
more deeply into the student's overall knowledge of the class content.
ALEKS allows the instructor to choose the availability of
Scheduled Assessments by specifying a beginning and ending date and time
and how students
access that assessment when it becomes available.
Also among the options for a Scheduled Assessment is one to prevent
automatic assessments within a certain number of days prior to the
Scheduled Assessment. Note that any assessment scheduled by the instructor
"resets the clock" for automatic assessments, so that students will
not be assessed too frequently.
For additional information about Scheduled Assessments, see
Secs. 6.4.9 and