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How do I assign a Growth Diagnostic (Post)?
How do I assign a Growth Diagnostic (Post)?

Assign a Growth Diagnostic (Post) to assess your students' growth after they have completed a Baseline Diagnostic (Pre).

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Quill offers two types of Quill Diagnostics: a Baseline Diagnostic (Pre) and a Growth Diagnostic (Post). Please review the difference between these two types of Quill Diagnostics below, and read on to learn how to assign a Growth Diagnostic (Post) to your students.

πŸ“ A Baseline Diagnostic (Pre) is a pre-test and is intended to initially assess a student's writing skills so that Quill can create a plan of practice recommendation activities based on the student's performance on the Baseline Diagnostic (Pre).
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πŸ“ˆ A Growth Diagnostic (Post) is a post-test and is intended to subsequently assess a student's writing skills after they have already completed the corresponding Baseline Diagnostic (Pre) and the practice recommendation activities associated with the Baseline Diagnostic (Pre). After a student completes a Growth Diagnostic (Post), Quill will create a plan of practice recommendation activities based on the student's performance on the Growth Diagnostic (Post). Please note that the practice recommendation activities for the Growth Diagnostic (Post) will be different from those for the Baseline Diagnostic (Pre). For this reason, a Growth Diagnostic (Post) will be locked until you have assigned its corresponding Baseline Diagnostic (Pre).

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How to assign a Growth Diagnostic (Post)

1. Determine if this is the correct moment to assign a Growth Diagnostic (Post) to your students. Generally, you should assign a Growth Diagnostic (Post) when the statements below are true:

2. Once ready to assign a Growth Diagnostic (Post), navigate to the Assign Activities page. Then, click the card Assess student writing with a diagnostic card to view each Growth Diagnostic (Post) that is available to you to assign.

3. Select the Growth Diagnostic (Post) that corresponds with the Baseline Diagnostic (Pre) your students have completed. Please see each Growth Diagnostic (Post) that is available to you to assign below.

  • Starter Growth Diagnostic (Post)

  • Intermediate Growth Diagnostic (Post)

  • Advanced Growth Diagnostic (Post)

  • ELL Starter Growth Diagnostic (Post)

  • ELL Intermediate Growth Diagnostic (Post)

  • ELL Advanced Growth Diagnostic (Post)

Please note that a Growth Diagnostic (Post) may be locked if you have not previously assigned its corresponding Baseline Diagnostic (Pre) to any classes/students. In order to unlock a Growth Diagnostic (Post), you will need to first assign the corresponding Baseline Diagnostic (Pre). Furthermore, in order for students to complete a Growth Diagnostic (Post), they will need to first complete the corresponding Baseline Diagnostic (Pre).

Button to preview a Growth Diagnostic and "Locked" button indicating its respective Baseline Diagnostic has not been assigned

4. You may preview a Growth Diagnostic (Post) by clicking the Preview link. When you are ready to assign a Growth Diagnostic (Post), click the corresponding Select button.

5. On the Review and assign page, you will see three sections.

a. In the Name the assignment section, name the activity pack containing the Growth Diagnostic (Post). The default for the activity pack's name is the name of the Growth Diagnostic (Post) that you selected, but you may change the name to anything that you wish.

b. In the Review activities and pick due dates section, you have the options to set a Publish date (the date that the Growth Diagnostic (Post) will appear in your students' Quill accounts), set a Due date for the Growth Diagnostic (Post), and determine if you have previously assigned the Growth Diagnostic (Post).

c. In the Choose classes or students section, select the classes and students to whom you would like to assign the Growth Diagnostic (Post). If you would like to assign the Growth Diagnostic (Post) to only some students in a class, check the box to the left of the class's name, click the All students dropdown menu, and uncheck the names of students to whom you would not like to assign the Growth Diagnostic (Post)

d. Once you have completed the steps in all three sections, click the Assign pack to classes button in the upper right corner of the page to finish assigning the Growth Diagnostic (Post).

6. After you have clicked the Assign pack to classes button, students will be able to either immediately access the Growth Diagnostic (Post) in their Quill accounts or on the Publish date that you specified. Please click here to learn more about students' Quill accounts and login information.


How to assign a Growth Diagnostic (Post) from the Diagnostics report

To assign a Growth Diagnostic (Post) from the reports for the corresponding Baseline Diagnostic (Pre), navigate to the Diagnostics report in the My Reports tab.

You may use the dropdown menu in the upper left corner of the page to select a class and only see the Quill Diagnostics assigned to that class.

Find the Baseline Diagnostic (Pre) for which you would like to assign the corresponding Growth Diagnostic (Post) and click the respective View results and recommendations button.

In the menu on the left side of the subsequent page, click the Practice recommendations tab.

On the far right side of the Practice recommendations report, find the Diagnostic (Post) Test column. Check the boxes next to students' names or click the ellipsis icon to simultaneously check the boxes next to all students' names. Then, click the Assign test button to assign the Growth Diagnostic (Post).

Tip πŸ’‘

Click here to learn more about the Practice recommendations report.


How to assign a previously assigned Growth Diagnostic (Post) to more students

To assign a previously assigned Growth Diagnostic (Post) to more students, please navigate to the My Activities page.

Tip πŸ’‘

Use the search shortcut, Ctrl+f or Command+f, to quickly search for the Growth Diagnostic (Post) by its name.

After finding the activity pack containing the Growth Diagnostic (Post), click the Add/remove students assigned button for that activity pack.

Clicking the Add/remove students assigned button will bring you a page containing rosters for each of your classes.

If the activity pack containing the Growth Diagnostic (Post) is not yet assigned to a student, the box next to the student's name will not be checked, and you will see no copy to the far right of the student's name.

To assign the activity pack containing the Growth Diagnostic (Post) to a student who is not yet assigned the activity pack, check the box to the left of the student's name. After checking the box next to the student's name, you will see the copy, Pack will be assigned, to the far right of the student's name.

If you would like to assign the activity pack containing the Growth Diagnostic (Post) to an entire class, click the Select all button for that class.

Once you have checked the boxes next to the names of the students to whom you would like to assign the Growth Diagnostic (Post), click the Update students assigned to pack button.

Please click here to learn more about assigning and unassigning existing activity packs to and from new students.

Tip πŸ’‘

Please note that unchecking the box next to the name of any student who was already assigned the Growth Diagnostic (Post) will unassign the Growth Diagnostic (Post) from that student and remove that student's data for the Growth Diagnostic (Post), so keep the box next to a student's name checked if you would like to keep their data for the Growth Diagnostic (Post). The student will not be reassigned the Growth Diagnostic (Post). Please click here to learn more about assigning and unassigning existing activity packs to and from new students.


How to view Growth Diagnostic (Post) reports

To access Growth Diagnostic (Post) reports and assign practice recommendation activities, please navigate to the Diagnostics report in the My Reports tab.

You may use the dropdown menu in the upper left corner of the page to select a class and only see the Quill Diagnostics assigned to that class.

Find the Growth Diagnostic (Post) for which you would like to see reports and click the respective View results and recommendations button.

On the left side of the subsequent page, you will see a menu with all of the reports available for the Growth Diagnostic (Post). Please click the links below to learn more about each of these reports.


Have more questions?

Please feel free to send a message to the Quill team using the green message bubble on the bottom right corner of the screen or email us at support@quill.org.

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