Release Notes: Scanning Paper Assessments, District Mastery - Grade Aligned Materials by Objective and More!

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David Wolpert

Director of Product Marketing at Schoology

Release Notes: Scanning Paper Assessments, District Mastery - Grade Aligned Materials by Objective and More!

Posted in Schoology | October 30, 2019

Release Notes is our monthly update that highlights recent product improvements we’ve made so you can easily stay up to date on what’s new.

Scanning Paper Assessments Into AMP

Drumroll, please …

Teachers can now scan in common assessments directly into Schoology - either via an app, flatscanner, or bulk upload from Schoology. This helps teachers save time by taking advantage of Schoology’s auto-grade functionality without manually entering answers. It is also great for students with accessibility needs by ensuring they can take paper-based assessments that are easily brought into Schoology and analyzed.

This is available for managed assessments (AMP) only.

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Learn more about scanning assessments here.

A Centralized Approach to Standards 

Schoology’s new District Mastery system is a centralized approach to standards that allows organizations to define and manage what standards, learning objectives, and competencies are taught in their organization. 

This update allows instructors to grade aligned materials by objective using an automatically generated rubric.

Learn more about grading materials with standards-based gradebook here.

...and even more improvements!

Schoology updated the iOS mobile app for parents with multiple children using Schoology. The My Children view now allows parents to navigate between multiple child accounts.

Schoology now offers the ability to provide text-to-speech for Math Short Answer Questions. The math tag elements are no longer included in the text-to-speech.

We fixed an issue that was affecting true/false questions on assessments and managed assessments (AMP) using the "Require correction if false" setting where responses were not visible on submissions.

We fixed an issue with Google Drive Assignments using rubrics. Grades will now save if any criteria in the rubric is left ungraded.

We fixed an issue that was affecting assessments using the label image question where deleted response boxes other than the last one added were still showing as an additional answer choice and penalized the student’s score.

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