Posts Tagged: Quick Tip

Quick Tip: Adding Audio Files

Do you teach a world languages class and want to assess your students’ ability to listen to and comprehend a conversation? Or perhaps you teach music or choir and want to assess your students’ ability to listen to and identify notes. Now, you can do that easier than ever in Naiku. In the short quick tip video below, I show how teachers can easily embed audio files into their test questions. As always, I appreciate your feedback and suggestions for future Quick Tips. Adding Audio to Naiku from Naiku on … Read More


Quick Tip: Inline Multiple Choice Items

This week we introduced a new addition to our Multiple Choice Item Type. We have gotten a few questions about updating our multiple choice item to allow for inline options. Below is the process for this new improvement to the MC item type. To insert an inline MC question, write your question in the same way you would write a constructed response question by inserting three underscore’s in the stem where you want the blank to be. After that is done, finish adding the information you would like to be … Read More


Quick Tip: Requiring Access Codes

One question we have had from teachers revolves around the idea of making a test more secure so that students are not able to take tests from home if they are absent or see a test before or after a class period if the test is still open. To help with this, Naiku has created an feature that require students to enter a code before they can take the test. To activate requiring an access code for testing, go to the main (master) test and edit it. Click on Actions and choose … Read More


Quick Tip: Twitter Chats

Twitter: When I first heard about it, I thought it was Facebook in 140 characters or less. But then I recognized the immense power in using Twitter for professional development. Thousands of educators use Twitter to post interesting blogs they have read, share lesson plans, and discuss hot topics in education. That’s right! Discuss. Twitter Chats are opportunities for educators to engage with others from around the world or across the street to discuss and share ideas and resources on particular topics. Some of the larger groups include: #edchat: One … Read More


Naiku Quick Tip: Setting Up Standards-Based Grading

Aligning test questions with standards can be a great tool in understanding what students are truly learning. When standards are aligned to you test questions, Naiku provides valuable reports to help guide educators to the next step in their teaching and student learning process. To add standards to your test questions, either create the question or go to the editor of an already created question. To align this question with a particular standard, click the ‘edit’ button in the settings box on the left hand side of the screen (shown … Read More


Naiku Quick Tip: Adding an Image to Multiple Questions

Did you know that you can attach an image or diagram and use that same image for multiple questions? Quick Tip: Sometimes, it’s necessary to use one image or diagram to answer multiple questions on an assessment.  There are many ways that we can use this feature in your future assessments.  It can be especially useful for Science assessments.  This feature can be used to identify parts of a diagram, as shown below, or even as a reference for the periodic table. To add an image to a group of … Read More


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


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


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