ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

4.3.3 Scheduled Assessments


To schedule an assessment for the entire course or for specific students, select a course, click on the Assignment tab, then again on Assignments, and then select Scheduled Assessment under New Assignment. 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 course 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 Sec. 6.5.9.