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Editing the Class Student Quizzing Preferences

The Class Student Quizzing preferences include the following: TOPS Report Printing, Authorisation Password Required, Vocabulary Practice Include Definitions, Literacy Skills Retakes, Vocabulary Practice Review Percentage, Vocabulary Practice Review Only Quiz Length and Vocabulary Practice Student Comprehension. Each preference is described in the step below with the directions for changing its settings.

Who can do this with standard capabilities?

School Network Administrators, School Administrators, Teachers

If you copied classes from the previous school year, your class preference settings will carry over from the previous school year too.

  1. Go to the Preferences page. (On the Home page, click Accelerated Reader, then Preferences).
  2. Click Student Quizzing in the Class Preferences section on the Preferences page.
  3. If necessary, choose a school and class from the drop-down lists on the View Class Student Quizzing Preferences page. Click My Classes instead of a school if you want only the Accelerated Reader RP classes you are assigned to as a teacher to be in the class list, regardless of the school.
  4. Click Edit Student Quizzing.
  5. The Edit Class Student Quizzing Preferences page opens and shows the name of each preference, a brief description and the current settings. You may have to scroll down the page to see all the preferences.

    The pencil graphics show you which type of quizzes the setting applies to: indicates Reading Practice Quizzes, indicates Literacy Skills Quizzes and indicates Vocabulary Practice Quizzes.

    Steps 5-11 explain each of the preferences on this page and how to edit the settings.

  6. TOPS Report Printing: This preference applies to AR and the AR student app on iPad®, iPod touch® or iPhone®. This preference specifies whether the Print TOPS Report button will appear on the Quiz Score page after passed or failed Reading Practice and/or Literacy Skills Quizzes and after Vocabulary Practice Quizzes. It also shows whether the class or school settings are being used.
  7. To edit:

    1. In the first column, choose whether to use the class or the school settings from the Use drop-down list. For your reference, you can use the current school settings in the School Settings column.
    2. If you choose to use the School Settings, you have finished changing this preference.

      If you choose to use the Class Settings, go on to step b.

      You will be able to choose to use and edit the class settings only if the School TOPS Report Printing Preference has been set to allow these settings to be edited at the class level.

    3. Under the Edit Class Settings column, for each quiz type, tick the Passed or Failed box if you want to show the Print TOPS Report button on the Quiz Score page after quizzes the students pass or fail.
    4. Tick the Printing Enabled box if you want to show the Print TOPS Report button on the Quiz Score page after every completed Vocabulary Practice Quiz.
  8. Authorisation Password Required: These settings show whether (and when) an authorisation password is required when your students take Reading Practice, Literacy Skills and/or Vocabulary Practice Quizzes. An authorisation password can be required before or after a quiz. This preference also shows whether the class or the school settings are being used. To edit:
    1. In the first column, choose whether to use the class or the school settings from the Use drop-down list. For your reference, you can see the current school settings in School Settings column.
    2. If you chose to use the School Settings, you are done changing this preference.

      If you chose to use the Class Settings, go on to step b.

      You will be able to choose to use and edit the class settings only if the School Authorisation Password Required Preference has been set to allow these settings to be edited at the class level.

    3. Under the Edit Class Settings column, for each quiz type, tick the Before Quizzing or the After Quizzing box if you want to require the authorisation password to be entered before or after a student takes a quiz.
  9. Vocabulary Practice Include Definitions: These settings show if the definitions are shown along with the vocabulary words when a student views vocabulary for a quiz. This preference also shows whether the class or the school settings are being used. To edit:

    1. In the first column, choose whether to use the class or the school settings from the Use drop-down list. For your reference, you can see the current school settings in the School Settings column.
    2. If you chose to use the School Settings, you are done changing this preference.

      If you chose to use the Class Settings, go on to step b.

      You will be able to choose to use and edit the class settings only if the School Vocabulary Practice Include Definitions Preference has been set to allow these settings to be edited at the class level.

    3. Tick the Show definitions box if you want definitions to be included when students view vocabulary.
  10. Literacy Skills Retakes: These settings show the number of times (if at all) students are allowed to retake the Literacy Skills Quiz for a book. This preference also shows whether the class or the school settings are being used. Note: Even if students are allowed to retake a Literacy Skills Quiz, the questions on the quizzes will probably be different since the program randomly selects the questions presented on each quiz from a larger bank of quiz questions.

    To edit:

    1. In the first column, choose whether to use the class or the school settings from the Use drop-down list. For your reference, you can see the school settings in the School Settings column.
    2. If you chose to use the School Settings, you are done changing this preference.

      If you chose to use the Class Settings, go on to step b.

      You will be able to choose to use and edit the class settings only if the School Literacy Skills Retakes Preference has been set to allow these settings to be edited at the class level.

    3. Under the Edit Class Settings column, choose the number of times (0, 1 or 2) you want to allow your students to retake the Literacy Skills quiz for a book from the Retakes drop-down list.
  11. Vocabulary Practice Review Percentage: This setting shows the percentage of review words on a Vocabulary Practice Quiz. The program use that percentage of the first-try new words on the quiz to determine the number of review words to present to the student. For example, if a quiz has ten first-try new words on it and you have set the percentage at 20%, the program will present two review words to the student on that quiz.

    A student will not begin receiving review words on quizzes until 14 days after taking his or her first Vocabulary Practice Quiz.

    To edit this preference, type the percentage you want to use. You can use whole numbers from 0 to 100. The default is 20%.

  12. Vocabulary Practice Review Only Quiz Length: This setting shows the maximum number of review words that a student can receive on a ~Second-Try and Review Words~ Quiz. The default is ten questions. The number you enter is for the first-try and second-try review words only; the second-try new words on the quiz are in addition to the number entered.

    To edit the setting, type the maximum number of review questions allowed. You can use whole numbers from 5 to 30.

  13. Vocabulary Practice Student Comprehension: This setting shows whether a student must pass the Reading Practice Quiz for a title before the program will allow the student to take the Vocabulary Practice Quiz for the same title, provided your school has both quizzes installed for the title the student chooses.
  14. If you enable this preference, students will be asked if they want to take the Vocabulary Practice Quiz after they pass the Reading Practice Quiz for a title.

    To edit the setting, tick the box if the students must pass the Reading Practice Quiz for a title before taking the Vocabulary Practice Quiz for the same title.

  15. Click Save when you have finished.