6.5.9 Scheduled Assessments
Figure 6.55: Add an Assessment
Scheduled Assessments have many of the same options as Homework,
Quizzes, and Tests (Fig. 6.55).
The fundamental difference is that you do not specify the content of an
assessment; the assessment is produced by ALEKS automatically,
as with all other assessments
Here are some noteworthy features of Scheduled Assessments:
When creating a Scheduled Assessment, the instructor has a choice between
a "Progress"-style assessment and a "Comprehensive"-style assessment.
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 course content.
Scheduled Assessments will not allow access to worked examples, integrated
eBooks, or multiple attempts.
It is helpful to block automatic assessments for a number of days prior
to the Scheduled Assessment, using the Prevent automatic assessment option.
A Scheduled Assessment will "reset the clock" for automatic assessments,
so that the "blocked" assessments do not kick in
when the assessment is completed.
Assessments and Grading. The score for all ALEKS
assessments, including those scheduled as assignments, is always a
percentage representing the student's knowledge of the entire course
contents. Assessments do not measure the students' knowledge exclusively
of a particular chapter, unit, or other portion of the course contents.
Many instructors prefer not to use Scheduled Assessment results as part of
the grading scheme. If Scheduled Assessments are used for grading the
grading scale should be set carefully, to reflect your expectation of what
the students will have learned at the time the assessment is taken. For
more information on setting a goal percentage for a Scheduled Assessment,
see Sec. 6.6.2.