In our teaching environment today, there is a need to identify how students are feeling. Since many are starting out the school year with virtual learning it is difficult to know if students are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or even excited. Teachers can gather data related to students' emotions through Aware's assessment tool. If your district decides that doing emotional checks might become standard practice, it would be helpful to create a test type associated with this data. In order to do this, a district administrator with correct access can go to the assessments tab and select the option to add a test type.
For the example above, we named the test type Wellness Checks. Then we made sure that no percent scores went into the values by performance level. In addition, the district can decide who sees these assessments and where they are associated in Aware.
Creating the Assessment
After a test type is created, the user can decide to create a new blank test or to create new test from ZIP file. You can access our sample assessment in this ZIP file.
After clicking on create a new test from a ZIP file you will be asked to upload the file linked above.
Once the file is uploaded you will be taken to a screen for the general information related to the assessment. Below is what the screen should show.
Here is an example of how a test could be set up. It is important to add a subject, grade level, associated course, and tie the assessment to campuses (if district-level access). Remember that subject and grade level will be how you drill down to find the assessment again.
After you have completed the general information you will see the test questions and images for answer choice. At this point, you can still choose to edit or remove questions.
Below is an example of how to create a quick view to review student responses for the wellness check assessment. In order to create and share the quick view below as displayed, the user must be a district data viewer.
After choosing the assessment under Quick Views, navigate to the Columns Tab and clear whatever fields are there. Pull Question Number and Student Response from the Responses folder.
The Summarize Tab can be left blank or could have some demographic data fields if desired.
Click the 'Update' button at the bottom right of the Edit screen.
Choose the level desired to be the default for users when the Quick View will be selected. Note: All users can always change levels while viewing any Quick View.
Click the blue save icon to save the data view.
Click 'Edit' in order to rename the data view and then choose save again. Choose the Save that has the word save in order to overwrite the original.
To share the Saved View as a Quick View, Click 'Share' and then choose the desired radio buttons. To share with the entire district, including both teachers and administrators, replicate what is seen in the screenshot below. Click Submit.
If the view was shared with both teachers and administrators, the view will be located in the dropdown where all Quick Views are housed.
Once selected, the data will reflect what percentage of the total number of students in the chosen summary level chose which of the 5 possible answer choices.
Choosing the Individual Students level will display each student's responses.