What happens when I reset a score to create a retake?
As a teacher, you can reset student scores to allow for retakes on Quizzes and Diagnostics. By allowing a retake on these assignment types, you will give him or her the exact same quiz again, meaning the student will see the same exact questions he or she saw before. We generally recommend this when extenuating circumstances or technological problems prevented the student from taking the quiz successfully in the first place.
Resetting a score will completely overwrite the original score, so if you need the original score for any reason, make a note of it before assigning a retake.
Note that the retake will have the same parameters as the original quiz. For example, if the due date for the original quiz has passed, students will not be able to access a retake. In this case, you would need to edit the assignment's due date before assigning a retake.
If you would like to reassess a student's work to observe any improvement (without changing any of his or her scores), we recommend assigning a growth quiz. If you like this option, see How can I create a Growth Quiz to see student progress since the Unit Diagnostic or original Quiz?
Why can't I allow retakes for practice assignments?
At the moment there isn't a way to reset a practice assignment in NoRedInk, since Practice is based off of a student's current Mastery of a given topic.
If you want a student to practice a topic again, you can always assign more practice. If a student has already mastered that topic, he or she will still see a few questions, after which they may drop a level in mastery and then have to complete a full level of questions to get back to full mastery. Here's some more information about how that works: What happens when students are assigned a Practice on topics they've already mastered?
Student can also practice independently at any time. Therefore, if a student needs more practice in a given topic, rather than assign a new assignment, you can ask them to practice the topic themselves. Progress in Independent Practice also affects students' Mastery. For more information, see: Is it possible for students to work on something I didn't assign?
How do I reset the score to assign a retake?
To reset a student score and create a retake, you have two options: you can reset one or more student scores from the Assignments page, or you can reset an individual student's score from the Student Data page. See below for details.
Reset score for one or more students at once from the Assignments page
- Click the "Assignments" link at the top of the site.
- Click on the blue ellipsis symbol next to the appropriate assignment.
- Select "Reset student score" in the dropdown menu.
- You will then be prompted to choose which students should be given retakes.
Reset score for a single student from the Student Data page
- Click the "Student Data" link at the top of the site.
- Locate the student's grade for the assignment in question and click on the score to see the reset score option.
- You will be prompted to confirm that you want to reset the student score and give the student the same quiz.