Teachers have asked
How can a teacher create an assessment for just certain students? Say I want to give supplemental work, different assessments, another chance at an assessment task, and so on, how can a teacher create that without it going to rest of class as well? Related, how can a teacher document an assessment that was done in class, and upload a file result for the student; I wish to just upload to their profile their assessment result file.
These are important questions, and support for individualized assessment is evolving. There are some good options, and some of these requirements we don't have a perfect solution for just yet. Here are some options:
- In addition to the traditional Gradebook, every Edsby class includes a great tool called Evidence of Learning. Evidence of Learning is designed specifically for recording individual student work that demonstrates where they are with a skill or learning objective. A good overview can be found at: https://www.edsby.com/help/classes-3/evidence-of-learning/?locale=en
- Giving students an additional chance at an existing assessment is nicely supported today. Students can "resubmit" any assignment by default, and a recent change to online testing allows you to grant individual students an additional "retry" of any test.
- For uploading past assessment results, Evidence of Learning could be a good choice. Like assessments in the gradebook, Evidence items can be visible just to you, or can be shared with parents & students. If an assessment is specific to your class or a single subject, and/or you need to share the result, Evidence is a good choice. If the assessment is broader than a single class/subject and should be accessible only to staff, the student Panorama is an excellent place to post the file.
- There's not specifically a way to create an assessment for just certain students at present. In the gradebook, there is an option to exclude an assessment for a student, so one approach is to put the assessment in the gradebook as usual, and then explicitly exclude those to whom it doesn't apply. The challenge with this is that the assessment will appear to the class in the usual places -- you may wish to remove the post from the class feed, for example, and communicate individually with the students who you want to complete the assessment. Note, this is an area where Edsby is doing some work, and we're expecting a future release to have improved support for more individualized assessment.