Adding Assessments for the New School Year
This article focuses on adding the assessments at the beginning of a new school year. Additional assessments can be added at any time during the school year. For more information on adding assessments, see Adding Assessments.
Note: Screening periods must be set up before adding assessments.
Each year, FastBridge starts with a new school year. There are three tasks that need to be completed before you can use FastBridge for the new year. A Master Account Administrator or District Manager needs to:
- Set up the screening periods for the new school year.
- Add the assessments for the New School Year.
- Upload a new roster for districts who use manual rostering, or resume the sync for districts with a rostering integration.
To access the setup page for adding assessments:
- Go to the Master Account Administrator or District Manager tab.
- Select Assessment Setup from under Assessment Info.
You have the option of using, or starting with, your assessments from the previous year. Click Yes to use the assessments from the previous school year. FastBridge will load the previous year's assessments into the setup page. Click No to add the assessments manually.
When viewing by All Schools, adding an assessment to a particular grade will add it to all schools that have that grade. You add assessments by clicking the checkbox in the grid that corresponds to the desired assessment and grade. Clicking the checkbox in the column header will add the assessment to all available grades.
If you opted to load the previous year's assessments, the grid will populate with check marks for those assessments. You can select or deselect those assessments by clicking the checkbox to toggle the check mark on or off.
After you have completed the grid by either manually selecting assessments, loading the previous year's assessments or choosing our recommended assessments, you need to click Save Selection (at the bottom) to save them. You can also choose Set Recommended Assessments to change your selections to those recommended by FastBridge.
Note: Once added, assessments can not be removed from this screen. For information on how to remove an assessment from a grade or school, see Editing Screening Periods for Individual Assessments.