Math assessment library

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How to use the math assessment library

These instructions explain how to create an assessment for your class using the assessment library.

Step 1

Click ‘Set Work’.

Step 2

Click ‘CREATE & VIEW’ in the ‘Assessments’ box.

Red box around the two tabs to selects assessment types and an arrow pointing to the skill chooser

Step 3

The tabs above allow you to navigate between the Assessment Library and the Create Your Own Assessment section.

With the Assessment Library tab selected, click ‘CHOOSE‘ to select a pre-made assessment.

Step 4

Click the blue arrow to the left of a grade to view the pre-made assessments for that grade.

Click ‘CHOOSE’ to select a pre-made assessment.

Step 5

Click ‘CHOOSE’ to select the students you want to include in the assessment.

Step 6

Use the arrows to the left of ‘My classes’, ‘My groups’, or ‘Other classes’ to show a list of all the classes or groups.

Check the box next to a class to select all the students within that class, or select students individually by checking the box next to each student’s name.

When you have selected the students you want to include in the assessment, click ‘DONE‘.

Step 7

Adjust the settings for your assessment.

Title – set a title for your assessment. Your pupils will see this on their account and it will help them identify the activity in their Tasks list.

Time allowed – this determines the amount of time the students will have to complete the assessment once they have started it.

Available from and Available until – this will be the period during which the assessment will be visible on the pupil’s account.

Be sure to refer to the assessment that you chose in the title, so that you can interpret the results data.

Click ‘PREVIEW QUESTIONS’ to see the questions that will be asked in the assessment.

text showing sample questions with an arrow pointing to save button

Step 8

Here you can see the questions that will be asked in the assessment.

To change a question click the refresh button in the top right corner above the question.

Click ‘SAVE‘ to exit the preview.

text showing the time and duration of the assessment and an arrow pointing to set assessment button

Step 9


What assessments are available?

Diagnostic replicas

The assessment library contains a replica set of the diagnostic assessments that were used to set students’ starting levels on Sumdog.

Each assessment is made up of 40 questions taken from across two years’ worth of math curriculum topics. E.g. “Sumdog diagnostic: Grade 4 (Diagnostic 4.2)” contains questions from the Grade 4 and Grade 3 curriculum.

You can match the replica assessments to the one previously taken by a student by referring to the Diagnostic Report – see “test taken”.

These replica diagnostic assessments will not re-set the level that students work on in Sumdog.

How to view the results of an assessment

See how to view the results of an assessment here for instructions.

Using the data

The results data grid report shows the list of students down the left hand side, and the questions numbers across the top. Each student will have either a tick or a cross for a correct or incorrect answer, and a blank if they did not attempt it.

This grid provides an easy visual way of seeing which questions were commonly answered wrongly, so that you can address those misconceptions with the class.

Repeating assessments

When setting the same assessment from the library for a second time, the questions will not be identical to the first time. The questions will be taken from the same mathematical concept, e.g. “Compare size of object sets with 10”, but the questions will using different numbers (see the image for an example). This eliminates the effect of students remembering specific questions.

To repeat the assessment, follow the same steps as how to use the assessment library (above).

If you repeat an assessment with the same class or group of students, you can download the result of both from the “Assessments” card on the Set Work teachers’ dashboard, and compare result to see progress.

Similarly, if you use the same assessment for two different groups of students, you can compare the results with no need for moderation.

How students take part in the assessment

See how to answer assessment questions as a student here for instructions.

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