How do I schedule an Assessment Series test?

This article is intended only for customers and partners using the Assessment Series.

The CommonLit Assessment Series will be available to schedule for the new school year beginning July 24th.

You can schedule the Pre-, Mid- (optional), and Post-Assessments when you wish, but please note that the Post-Assessment cannot be scheduled any earlier than one month after the Pre-Assessment to ensure valid growth data. After you have scheduled the Pre-Assessment for a class and indicated whether you teach the class all or part of the year from the Scheduling page, CommonLit will use that information to determine when to send you a notification in your Notification bell when it's time to schedule the next assessment.

You can schedule an assessment for classes between 3rd-12th grades a couple of ways:

1. At the top of the page, click on the Assessment Series tile from your Home Page, or click Browse Content at the top of the page > Assessment Series.



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This will bring you to the Assessment Series home page where you can schedule one assessment at a time, or schedule two or all three assessments at once in order to plan ahead. Click on the Schedule button next to the assessment you wish to schedule to go to that assessment's Schedule page.


2. Alternatively, you can go to the Library > search "assessment" in the search bar, or check the Assessment Series box under Content Type. You will then see the three Assessment Series tests and can click the Schedule link at the bottom of each one.

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Finally, from the Schedule page, you can schedule the assessment for one class or multiple classes at a time. Choose the class(es) for which you wish to schedule the test, whether to "Assign by student grade level" or "Assign Xth grade to all students," and the test start date. We will ask you to confirm the details you've chosen when you click Schedule, but you will be able to edit the details later. Please note: if you choose a test date in the future, your students will not see or be able to complete their assessment until that test date arrives.

What if my class has students at different grade levels?

It is common, especially in high schools, to have students of multiple grade levels in one class. If you have students with multiple grade levels in one class, you should choose the option "Assign By Student Grade Level" when scheduling your assessment. Doing so means that if you have a class of 9th and 10th graders, the 9th graders will receive the 9th grade assessment, the 10th graders the 10th grade assessment, and so on.