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Security for Common Assessments: How & When to Release Scores and Feedback



District or school admins are the the owners of common assessments and set policies such as determining the testing window, who gets the assessment,  when to release feedback to students, etc.


For common assessments, if you want a high level of test security, we recommend the following settings under the Advanced Options tab:

Assessment Policies

Recommended Setting

What it does

Release scores to students


Students will not receive their scores immediately after they submit. Admins can release the scores to students anytime; ideally after the testing window has closed and there is minimal risk of assessment items leaking.

Show questions to students after submission


If your goal is to let students see their overall score but prevent access to questions or correct answers, set this option to No

If this option is set to No, students will not be able to see the questions once they have submitted.  

If you wish to show question level feedback to students, you can set this to “Yes” when you release the score.  


When the assessment administration is over, you can selectively choose to release the scores for one or more classes. To do so, select "Assignments" in the gray navigation bar on the left side of your screen. Choose the test for which you want to release the scores, and click actions. This will do this for all classes.


To select certain classes, click on the test name, and then select the class(es) that you want.


Next, click the check box or boxes to the left of the classes you want to release the scores to. Now, simply click more options and release scores. 


These will be your options: (click here for a detailed description of each)


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