Generating Tests

Once a student has answered enough practice problems correctly to go on to testing, the status of an objective will change to Ready to Test (). When this happens, you can generate a test by following the steps below.

Who can do this with default capabilities?

School Network/RP Administrators, School Administrators and Teachers

  1. On the Home page, click Accelerated Maths, then Assignment Book. In the Assignment Book, if you have access to more than one school, use the School drop-down list to choose a school. If you have more than one class, use the Class drop-down list to choose the class for which you want to generate tests. If you want to generate tests for a specific group, select the group from the Group drop-down list.

  2. This page may include a message in red text to notify you that you do not have the Renaissance Place Print plug-in you need to print directly. If this message appears and you plan to print directly to the printer without previewing, click Install Plug-In and download and install the Renaissance Place Print plug-in before you continue. Then, go back to the class Assignment Book.

  3. Tick the box next to each student who needs a test. If you want to generate tests for all students in the class, you do not need to select students before going on to the next step. Students who have objectives ready to test will have the number of testable objectives in parentheses in the Test (Ready) column; you cannot generate tests for other students.
  4. Click Generate Test on the left side of the page.
  5. On the Generate Test page, the list to the right will show you the students' testable objectives.
  6. In the Objective Limit field, enter the maximum number of objectives that you want to include on the test. (Only objectives marked Ready to Test will be included.)

    Note: If you have reached your student capacity limit for Accelerated Maths, this page will notify you and will show you which students cannot receive assignments.

  7. Click one of the assignment formats: Online or Paper.
  8. Click an answer format for problems: assisted-response problems or free-response problems.
  9. Online assignments:

    Online tests are marked automatically when students log in and complete them.

    Paper assignments:

    Assisted-response tests can be marked by teachers using AccelScan or by students when they log in to the software. Depending on the settings of the Marking preference, students may also be able to mark assisted-response tests themselves using AccelScan, Renaissance Responders or NEO 2.

    Free-response tests can be marked manually by teachers. Teachers can also mark free-response tests by scanning with AccelScan if they mark "A" for each correct answer and "B" for each incorrect answer. Free-response tests cannot be marked using Renaissance Responders or NEO 2 or by students who log in to the software.

  10. Click Generate.
  11. Online tests will be generated immediately. You will return to the Assignment Book. You can view a student's online assignments when you click the student's name and go to the Student Detail page.
  12. By default, the assignments will print directly to your default printer; when printing is complete, click Done.

    If the View Assignment page notifies you that you need to install the Renaissance Place Print plug-in and then reprint the assignment, click the link provided to go to a page where you can download the plug-in. Click here to find out how to download and install the Renaissance Place Print plug-in.

    If you have chosen to preview assignments using the Paper Assignments preference, the assignment(s) will appear in an Adobe Reader window. To print the assignment(s), click the printer button in the row of Adobe Reader buttons. (In Adobe Reader X and XI, the Adobe Reader buttons may be hidden until you move the mouse over the bottom center of the document or press F8.)

    Note: If you want to generate tests double-sided, and your printer is capable of duplex printing, use the Paper Assignments preference to enable duplex printing before you follow the steps below.