We recommend first-time users begin by assigning one of Quill’s diagnostics to get an overview of students’ writing skills. After students complete a diagnostic, Quill will create an individualized learning plan for each student.

How to Assign a Diagnostic

How to Assign a Diagnostic (Video Tutorial)

How to Add More Students to an Existing Diagnostic

How to Access Diagnostic Results and Recommendations

How to Assign a Diagnostic  

  1. Click on the "Assign Activities" tab. Click the first card, "Assess student writing with a diagnostic."

2. Click Preview to access the activity in preview mode. Click Select on the diagnostic that you would like to assign. If this is your first time assigning a diagnostic, select a Baseline Diagnostic (pre.)

Learn more about the content of each diagnostic here.

Learn more about the difference between Baseline and Growth Diagnostics here.

Growth Diagnostics (post) are locked if you have not previously assigned students a Baseline Diagnostic (pre):


3. Next, you will have the option to re-name the diagnostic, set an optional due date, and choose the classes and/or students to assign the diagnostic to.

If you'd like to assign this diagnostic only to specific students in the class, select the class and uncheck the names of any students who do not need to complete this activity:

4. Press Assign pack to classes in the top right corner of the screen and the diagnostic will appear in your students' dashboards. Students should log in to their Quill accounts to begin the activity.


How to Assign a Diagnostic (Video Tutorial)


How to Add More Students to an Existing Diagnostic

To assign a diagnostic to more students, go to the My Activities tab and find the diagnostic activity pack. Click the "Add/remove students assigned" button.

Select the classes or students you would like to add to the activity and click "Update Students."


How to Access Diagnostic Results and Recommendations

To access diagnostic results and recommended practice, click on the Student Reports tab at the top of your teacher dashboard.

Then, select the Diagnostics report. Select your diagnostic from the list and click View results and recommendations.

You will see the menu below on the right-hand side of the screen, showing various data points

Class summary report - view average diagnostic results for your class

Student results report - displays individual diagnostic results (with views of skill group grading and individual skills grading)
Practice recommendations - view and assign the activities Quill recommends based on the diagnostic results.
Student responses - view the number and percentage of skills students answered correctly on the diagnostic and analyze students' responses.
Questions analysis - classwide trends for each prompt in the diagnostic.

Practice Recommendations - Assigning Diagnostic Recommendations

  1. Select the Student Reports tab. Then, select Diagnostics. Click View Results and Recommendations.

  2. Select the Practice Recommendations page to view the activities Quill recommends based on the diagnostic results. 

  3. Click here for step-by-step instructions to assign recommended practice.

Have more questions?

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