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How to Assign Diagnostic Recommendations

  1. Select the "Student Reports" tab on your teacher dashboard

  2. Select "Diagnostics"

  3. Find the diagnostic or class you would like to access results for and click "View results and recommendations"

The student reports page showing Student reports, diagnostics, and View results highlighted

You have access to various data reports from the Diagnostics report page. To assign recommended practice, click the "Practice recommendations" tab on the left side of the screen.

Screenshot of the diagnostic report with the

Quill automatically checks the boxes next to the activity packs that we recommend for each student. Recommended packs are also represented by the asterisk and green background. In the example below, Ken is recommended the Capitalization pack:

Asterisk and checked box under

To preview the activities in each activity pack, hover over the question mark symbol next to the pack name, and click the link in the tooltip:

Screenshot showing the tooltip and linked activity pack highlighted.

To assign all recommended activity packs at once, click the "Assign activity packs" button and all activity packs with the checkmark will be assigned:

* If you wish to stagger the release of these recommendations, read the tips below.

A table showing six students being recommended practice with the Assign activity packs button highlighted

Understanding the practice recommendations grid

Let's use the Plural and Possessive Nouns pack as an example. The question mark (?) next to the skill group's name will let you preview the activities in that pack.

You will see one of three boxes for any given student after they have completed the Diagnostic:

  • White highlighted square: student has shown proficiency using plural and possessive nouns

  • Blue highlighted square with an asterisk and a checkmark: the Plural and Possessive Nouns pack is recommended to the student based on their diagnostic results

  • Square with green checkmark and the word "Assigned": indicates the activity pack has been assigned to the student - this happens after you click "Assign Activity Packs". If the box has an asterisk, that means it was a recommended activity pack. If the box does not have an asterisk, the activity pack was not part of our recommendations. Students can see the activity pack on their dashboard and start working on it right away.

Stagger Release of Recommended Activity Packs

You may decide that seeing up to eight activity packs at once in their dashboard could be overwhelming for your students, especially if they are still working on how to pace their independent practice time. Or you may be using Quill to support a particular unit or curricular sequence and want to time different concepts to align with planned lessons. In those cases, you can click "deselect all" above the practice recommendations grid, and only check the number of activity packs you'd like students to receive at one time. In the example below, students are only being assigned one recommended pack:

Click here to read more tips on how to pace these recommendations.

🎬 Video tutorial - how to assign diagnostic recommendations

The video below details how to choose and assign a diagnostic, and how to access the recommended practice activities.

Tip: Fast forward to 2:50 if you are interested in learning how to assign recommended practice only.

Frequently Asked Questions

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