The CommonLit Pre-Assessment will only be available from August to November 2020, and it is not currently offered on a semester basis.
You can schedule a pre-assessment for classes between 3rd-12th grades. To do so, visit our Library or go to your Assignments page and click on the "SCHEDULE PRE-ASSESSMENT" button in the teal pre-assessment box. This will take you to the Scheduling page.
From here, you can schedule a pre-assessment for one class or multiple classes at a time. Choose the class(es) for which you wish to schedule the test, the class' grade level (NOT reading level), and the test date. If you choose a test date in the future, your students will not see or be able to complete their pre-assessment until the 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 your class has students in multiple grade levels, you should choose the grade that applies to most students in the class.
Alternatively, you can create an additional class for your students who would otherwise take a pre-assessment off grade level to assign them the pre-assessment for their grade level.
For example, if you wish to see percentiles for your 9th graders who are in a 10th grade class, you can create a special, additional class for your 9th graders and assign them the 9th grade pre-assessment. You can have them take both the 9th grade and the 10th grade pre-assessment. You can then see their percentile compared to other 9th graders across CommonLit on the 9th grade pre-assessment, and you can see their raw score compared to their 10th grade classmates on the 10th grade pre-assessment. Or, you can have them take the 9th grade pre-assessment in their special 9th grade class and exempt them from the 10th grade pre-assessment on the 10th grade pre-assessment's Performance Date page.
Note: If your district has chosen to purchase CommonLit’s Interim Assessments, you will not have access to the Pre-Assessment feature on CommonLit.org. Instead, you’ll be able to collect baseline data through the first interim assessment that your district administers.