Reducing Content Assessment Questions


Platform admins can adjust the number of questions on content assessments for students with legally mandated learning needs (i.e. students with IEP/504/ELD plans) that require shorter assessments. When you enable this support for a student, the assessment questions are reduced across objectives, rather than by objectives. This ensures that a similar level of content and objectives is still being covered in an assessment.

How to reduce content assessment questions for an individual student:

  1. Click Setup
  2. Click Students
  3. Choose the student you want to make this adjustment for and click the three dots to open their settings.
  4. Click on the Manage Focus Areas tab
  5. Go to the Reduce Questions in the Content Assessments section.
  6. Search in Course Name for the course the student that you would like to enable this support for and set the Number of Assessment Questions to the desired number
  7. Save and confirm that the accommodation appears beneath Courses Enabled 

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If you need to disable this support for a student at any time, you can select the “x” on the tag for the course that you’d like to disable the support for. Once this support is disabled, the student’s future assessments will return to 10 questions. 

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What scores do students need to pass an assessment with reduced questions?

For non-AP courses, students must answer no more than two questions incorrectly to pass.  For example: 

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Where will students see that this support is enabled for them? 

On the Year Page, the score for a student’s assessment will reflect the reduced number of questions. 

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On the Focus Area page, the “Score Needed to Pass will reflect the reduction in the number of questions. 

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Where will teachers see that this support is enabled for a student? 

Teachers can see the reduced number of questions on:

  • The Students tab while viewing Focus Area attempts 
  • The Progress page activity 
  • Grading modal 
  • The score while viewing Focus Area attempts in the Students tab will reflect the reduced number of questions for students who have this support enabled. 

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  • Assessment scores on the Progress Page will reflect the reduced number of questions for students who have this support enabled. 

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  • Assessment scores in the grading modal will reflect the reduced number of questions for students who have this support enabled.  

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