The management of learning standards available for local assessments in Aware is done in Forethought. (For customers without Forethought, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for issues related to standards management in Aware.)
When new sets of learning standards need to be added to Aware, a district-level Forethought manager can do so using the following steps. (Aware managers who do not work in Forethought often should check with Forethought managers before doing anything to a course.)
1. In the Forethought Manage tab, Manage Learning Standards and choose the course that needs updated standards in Aware.
2. In the course's Options tab, check and uncheck the appropriate state courses from the list. The list can be narrowed down by typing in the search bar.
All standards selected when 'Select Courses' is clicked will be available for Aware testing.
All standards selected when 'Import Standards from Courses' is clicked will be copied into the Standards tab for lesson planning. So if you are adding additional standards such as ELPS, be sure to de-select any other sets that already exist in the Standards tab and only import the ones you want (ELPS in this case). Once you have imported the selected standards, make sure you re-select any sets for Aware testing and click 'Select Courses'.
Once you are done with the standard selection for the course click Publish so that the changes made can be seen by others.
3. Click the Select Courses button. This saves the associated of the standards with the course.
Remember that updating the standards for Aware (directions shown above) will not automatically update curriculum in the Forethought course. Refer to the sections in Forethought about updating curriculum.
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