Quick Tip

Naiku Quick Tip: Leaving Student Feedback

Did you know that you can leave students feedback for each of your assessments? Quick Tip: Teacher feedback is an extremely valuable learning tool for students. For each assessment, make it a habit to provide meaningful feedback to your students. When students read your feedback, they have the option to respond to it and give you feedback. This is a great way for you to engage with students and build that vital teacher-student relationship. In order for feedback to be meaningful, it is important to provide a clear and understandable … Read More

Naiku Quick Tip: Adding Images to a Question

Did you know that you can add images or diagrams to a question and its answer choices?   Quick Tip: In some instances, images or diagrams can be an important tool in assessing a student’s knowledge.  Within an assessment, images can be added to a particular question or answer choice.  Let’s take a look at how we can add these images. To add images to an individual question, on the question creation page, select the “Attachments” button.  An image can be added to both the stem, and/or each individual answer … Read More

Scoring of Multiple Response Items

Over the past weeks, several teachers have written to me asking for clarification on how multiple response items are scored in Naiku.     Multiple response items are basically multiple choice items where two or more of the response alternatives are correct.  Students are directed to identify all the correct answers.   Scoring of multiple response items can be complicated. But it doesn’t have to be. Read this support article on how multiple response items can be scored and how Naiku has chosen to score this item type.   For … Read More

Quick Tip: Importing CSV Files

Quick Tip: Did you know that you can import tests created in .csv format?   Not only can you import exams from ExamView, Test Generator, and Blackboard format, you can also import a test that has been saved in CSV format. These are simple text files that can be created in most spreadsheet applications or text editors. Read this support page to learn more about importing tests in .csv format into Naiku.  

Naiku Quick Tip: Setting Proficiency Cutscores

Did you know that you can set your own proficiency cutscores?    Quick Tip: The Class Performance shows you how your class as a whole and how each individual student performed on each assessment or each standard. Based on their performance, students are automatically categorized into one of three proficiency levels (Proficient, Approaching Proficient, and Not Proficient). The default cutscore for Approaching Proficiency is 60%. The default cutscore for Proficiency is 70%. However, you can change these cutscores to reflect your own levels of proficiency. This is done by inputting the cutscores … Read More

Naiku Quick Tip: Assigning Assessments Directly to Students

Did you know that you can assign assessments directly to a student or group of students?    Quick Tip: A good Response to Intervention (RTI) practice is to assign individualized (i.e, appropriate) assignments or assessments to individual students or group of students based on prior performance. Now that you know how each student performed on the previous assessments, you can create/edit future assessments and assign those directly to the student(s), rather than the entire class. To assign an assessment directly to student(s), on the assessment creation page, click on the Edit … Read More

Naiku Quick Tip: Scoring Performance Assessments

Did you know that you can score performance assessments in Naiku?    Quick Tip: Students don’t actually have to take a test in Naiku to receive scores in Naiku. For example, if you’re teaching first-grade students to count by 2s, 5s, and 10s, you can give them a performance assessment (i.e., actually ask them to count for you) and then score their performance in Naiku. See the example below.   1. Create your test in Naiku. Here, I have a three-question test. All questions have been aligned to MN state math … Read More

Naiku Quick Tip: Copying Equations from MathType

Did you know that you can copy and paste math equations directly from MathType?    Quick Tip: If you have the latest version of MathType (version 6.9), you can copy and paste MathType equations directly into Naiku. Select Cut and Copy Preferences under the Preference menu. The select Naiku under Equation for application or website. Create you equation in MathType. Copy it. Then in Naiku, paste it directly into the stem or answer choices. Note that you will see some markup computer code. Don’t worry. Just save your test and the … Read More

Naiku Quick Tip: Creating Tests

Did you know that you can create a new test from an existing test?    Quick Tip: Often, it’s useful to build a new test from an existing one. Perhaps you want to add or remove questions from an old test. To create a new test from an existing test, simply “Re-assign” the existing test to a new class. From the test creation screen, not only can you change the title and other features of the test, you can add or remove questions from the test. To add questions, simply create … Read More

Naiku Quick Tip: Item Analysis Report

Did you know that you automatically get an item analysis report for each test?   Quick Tip: After you “Close and Score” a test, an Item Analysis report is automatically created for you. This allows you to see how your students as a class responded to each question. You see how hard or easy the question was for them. You see who and how many students selected each of the answer responses. You also get an indication of the quality of each question. You get all this by state or national … Read More

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