Creating Assessments in Home Base

Provide insight into Schoolnet and assessment features and functionality.

Schoolnet Assessments: participants will learn the 'click paths' for creating assessments. Participants will learn how and practice creating assessments; using an item search process and manual creation.

  • Introduce the process of creating assessments
  • Facilitate set up and exploration

Learner Outcomes:
After this session participates will be able to...
  • Explain the assessment creation process
  • Describe features and applications
  • Navigate through Schoolnet to create an assessment, add items, edit, publish, and schedule
  • Explain how Schoolnet can assist with collecting assessment data to ensure data-based decision making to improve student outcomes

The digital resources included on this wiki have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing digital environment, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these resources are the exclusive digital resources for the purposes outlined on this wiki.

Welcome and Introductions

"If you don't know where you are headed, you'll probably end up someplace else." ~Douglas J. Edger, Ph.D.

Activity - Tricider
  • Use the Tricider to record questions throughout the day
  • Use the Comment section to share ideas
  • Use the Vote section to show you need the same question answered

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Exploring Assessments

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Can teachers use existing assessments they have created in ClassScape – can those be imported into Home Base?
No, assessments that were created in ClassScape cannot be imported into Home Base. However, there is a process for downloading the information (test blueprint) from ClassScape that will allow you to rebuild the assessment in Home Base. Here is the process to get that information from ClassScape is: ClassScape users can go to Manage Custom Assessments/Benchmarks and select "Export Item List" to create a spreadsheet in CSV formatting with the item order, ClassScape item ID number, and objective. Test Administrators or teachers would then use the spreadsheet to find their same items in Home Base (Schoolnet) and rebuild their assessments.

Creating Assessments

Power Point
Sample Assessment for Manual Creation


Activity - Live Site Demonstration
  • Log into PowerSchool and navigate to Schoolnet Dashboard
  • For users without Schoolnet Access
  • User Roles & Permissions
    • Test Item Administrator
    • Access to Assessment Management

Publishing Benchmark Assessments

Power Point

Activity - Live Site Demonstration

Using Manipulatives

Power Point

Creating Tests With Passages

Power Point

Summary and Reflection

Activity - What support is needed? As a group, discuss and record on sticky notes for collection.
  • Region 4
  • DPI and Pearson
  • Collaboration Across LEAs

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