Districts must regularly administer assessments to pre-enrolled students for placement or as screeners for additional services. The most common example is Kindergarten Registration Screeners that utilize Interview assignments. Districts register incoming K students in the Winter/Spring before their enrollment starts in the next school year and need to assess and record the scores for each pre-enrolled student.
What You’ll Need
- Access to Homeroom and Classroom
- .CSV file containing the student name and a unique ID number (SSID, Other ID, External Application ID, or Student ID)
- Classroom Gradebook with Interview Assignments
Create a Static Student Group
Login to Homeroom and navigate to Create V1 Student Group.
Click New Static Group to create a new student group for your pre-enrolled students.
Enter a student group name and click Save. (Note: making a student group for each of your schools may be necessary.)
Create a CSV file with a Student Name column and an ID column containing SSID, Other ID, External Application ID, or Student ID. (NOTE: Other IDs may be the best option since some pre-enrolled students may not yet have an SSID assigned.)
Navigate to My Student Groups and select your newly created static group. Click Actions and select Upload Students to this Group.
Choose your CSV file and click Upload.
Now when you click on your student group, the list of pre-enrolled students should display. (NOTE: these students are considered inactive until the enrollment start date so that no student data will be accessible, and the student will not be found in the Lookup widget.)
Adding the Uploaded Student Group to a Gradebook
Login to Classroom and navigate to your Gradebook. In your Gradebook, navigate to Settings >> Student Groups.
Select your My Student Group containing the uploaded students, click the “+” and Add Student Groups.
Navigate to the Interviews tab to begin administering Interview assignments. Your pre-enrolled students will be listed.
Once testing is complete, you can view the student scores on the score tab.
It is advised to click Actions and select Download Template to download a spreadsheet of the student’s scores. Since this is a new process for pre-enrolled students (who are not yet active students), it is best to have a file of student scores in case any issues occur with viewing the scores after the summer rollover to the next school year.