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 to Schools.
Before You Begin
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 users can use FastBridge for the new year. A Master Account Administrator or District Manager needs to:
- Select and save the Default Screening Periods for the new school year.
- Select and save the assessments in Assessment Setup 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.
- Go to the Master Account Administrator or District Manager tab.
- Select Assessment Setup from under Assessment Info.
FastBridge will ask the user is they would like to set up recommended assessments. Select "Yes" to set up recommended assessments.
If a select "No," you have the option of using your assessments from the previous year. Select "Yes" to use the assessments from the previous school year.
FastBridge will load the previous year's assessments into the setup page. The grid will populate with check marks for those assessments. You can select or deselect those assessments by selecting the checkbox to toggle the check mark on or off. Select "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 selecting the checkbox in the grid that corresponds to the desired assessment and grade. Selecting the checkbox in the column header will add the assessment to all available grades.
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 select "Save Selection" (at the bottom) to save them. You can also choose "Set Recommended Assessments" to change your selections to those recommended by FastBridge.
New school sites will not automatically populate from your SIS. To add new school sites to FastBridge, please contact FastBridge Support
After you have selected "Save Selection," the Assessment Setup step will be highlighted in green indicating it has been saved successfully. Note: Once added, assessments cannot be removed from this screen. For information on how to remove an assessment from a grade or school, see Disable Assessments - Removing Assessments After Setup.