This article is intended only for customers and partners using the Assessment Series.
The CommonLit Assessment Series is available through June 2022. 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 have told us whether you teach the class all or part of the year from the Scheduling page, we'll use that information to determine when to send you a notification in your notification bell once it's time to schedule the next assessment in the series.
You can schedule an assessment for classes between 3rd-12th grades. There are a couple of ways to do this.
1. At the top of the page, click on MY CLASSES > Assessment Series. This will bring you to the Assessment Series homepage where you can schedule one assessment at a time, or just schedule both or all three assessments at once in order to plan ahead. Click on the teal SCHEDULE ASSESSMENTS button or the Schedule link within the table to go to that specific assessment's Scheduling page.
2. Alternatively, you can go to the Library > search "assessment" in the search bar, or click the Assessment Series filter on the left under Content Type. Then you'll see the three Assessment Series tests and can click the Schedule link at the bottom of each one.
Finally, from the specific assessment's Scheduling page, you can schedule that 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), the class term length (this is a step that many teachers miss), and the test date. We will ask you to confirm the details you've chosen when you click SCHEDULE as you will not be able to edit the details later. 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 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 an assessment off grade level to assign them the 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 have them take both the 9th grade and the 10th grade assessment. You can then see their percentile compared to other 9th graders across CommonLit on the 9th grade assessment, and you can see their raw score compared to their 10th grade classmates on the 10th grade assessment. Or, you can have them take the 9th grade assessment in their special 9th grade class and exempt them from the 10th grade assessment on the 10th grade assessment's Performance Date page.