Creating Your Own Assessment

If the Assessment Creator tool is turned ON by the district, users can create their own assessments using Unit Assessment Items and Formative Spiral Items from the integrated TEKS Resource System item bank.

Required Role: User, ePlanner

Site Access: District Resources > Assessment Creator


Go to the District Resources tab, click Assessment Creator from the sub-menu or from the landing page.


From the Manage My Assessments page, click the Create New Assessment button to begin creating your assessment.


Enter a Title for the assessment and click Continue.



The Managing Assessment page opens to reveal 4 expandable/collapsible sections: Assessment Information, Instructions, Assessment Items, and Additional Questions.

The Assessment Information and Assessment Items sections are expanded by default, as these are the key areas to populate. The Instructions and Additional Questions are optional sections.



Select the Grade and Subject for your assessment. Select a multiple choice Lettering Option for the assessment - ABCD/FGHJ is selected by default, but can be changed to ABCD.

If a High School grade level is selected, the Course selector will appear. If the Course currently has different curriculum versions, the Version selector will appear (i.e. HS Social Studies World Geography Conceptual and Regional versions).


If you would like to add Student and Teacher Instructions to your assessment, click the + to the left of the Instructions section to expand and enter instructions. Click Save.



 NOTE: If you do not wish to see instructions on the assessment, leave these fields blank and they will be hidden from the dynamic view and the print version of the assessment.

Next, select the Font Size for your assessment, using the drop-down selector in the floating toolbar at the top of the page.


NOTE: if you are unsure of the font size recommended for each grade level, click the ? icon next to the font selector. This will display the STAAR recommended font sizes.



Click the Add Question button to reveal the Search Assessments tool to select items for your assessment.


Once the Font Size has been selected and Questions have been added, click Save.



To learn more about the options available when adding questions to your assessment, click here.


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