The Studies Weekly online platform offers many ways to assess students’ progress.
After each week within a unit, there is an assessment. You can find these assessments in the Table of Contents and edit them through your teacher account. To familiarize yourself with the Table of Contents, visit the How to Navigate the Table of Contents article in the Help Center.
Before students take the assessments, they can prepare for them by answering the comprehension questions listed at the end of each article. Students will earn coins by answering the questions and can use their coins to play the embedded online games called Study Buddies and Explorers.
Once students have completed the practice questions and have finished the week’s final lesson, they are ready to take the assessment.
Teachers can preview assessments from the Table of Contents of the publication.
In the Table of Contents, navigate to the desired week and click the Assessment.
This will open the Student View of the assessment. Here, teachers can preview the questions and take the assessment as a student. If you would like to make changes, click the Teacher Actions dropdown, then select the + Customized Content button. This will create a copy of the assessment so it can be edited.
Questions can be removed, reorganized, and additional questions can be added. For detailed instructions on creating customized content visit the How to Create Customized Content article.
By default the assessment is enabled and visible to the students in the selected classroom. To disable or make it hidden, click the blue toggle. It will turn gray and be hidden from students.
Assessments are graded automatically, but teachers may need to grade an open response question. To grade open response questions, navigate to the Assessment in the Table of Contents. Then click Grade.
To learn detailed steps about grading visit the article, How to Grade Student Submissions from the Table of Contents.