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Generate items from an assessment

  1. From the main navigation menu, choose Tests, and then New Test.

  2. Define the test Properties and Administration settings.

  3. Click Generate Items.

  4. Enter an Item title.

  5. Optionally, select Add standards to item title.

  6. Optionally, click Select standards to choose at least one item standard.

    1. Search for standards by code or description.

    2. Click Add for the desired standard.

    3. When finished, click Done.

  7. Click Select item bank. Your permissions determine the scope of banks from which you can choose.

    1. Select the Organization, and then choose the Item source.

    2. Select an item bank.

    3. Click OK.

  8. Click Save and continue.

  9. If you selected more than one standard, choose which standard to include as part of the generation criteria.

  10. Enter a prompt or keywords in Describe your item needs.

  11. Select the Reading level.

  12. Select a Difficulty level.

  13. Click Generate items.

  14. Choose the generated item options you want to add to the assessment.

  15. Optionally, change the item description or reading level, then click Regenerate to generate new item options.

  16. Click Save and continue. The items transition to In progress status and are saved to the item bank you selected in Settings.

  17. Optionally, click Edit to make changes to an item.

  18. Optionally, click Accept for individual items, or choose multiple items and click Accept and add to add the generated items to the assessment.

  19. Click Review complete to proceed to the assessment to select additional administration settings.

An item is automatically locked if the following criteria are met:

  • An item is added to a test and that test is released to OLA.

  • An item is added to a test and scan sheets for that test are downloaded.

You must contact support if you need to change or update a locked item. 

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