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Scoring Paper Practices, Exercises, Tests, and Diagnostic Tests

Online assignments are scored automatically as students complete them in the software. For paper assignments, teachers or students have many scoring options:

  • If students enter their answers on a scan card, the student or teacher can insert the card into an AccelScan scanner for automatic scoring. The Scoring Preference determines whether students can score their own exercises and tests in the AccelScan software's Student Mode.

  • Students can log in to the software and select their answer for each problem on their paper assignments.

    If Renaissance Home Connect is available, students may also be able to score practices and exercises from home when they open Accelerated Math from within Renaissance Home Connect. The class Renaissance Home Connect Preference sets whether scoring from home is allowed. (Renaissance Home Connect and the Renaissance Home Connect Preference are not available for all schools or districts.)

  • If students use Renaissance Responders or NEO 2s to enter their answers, Accelerated Math scores the responses automatically. The Renaissance Responder or NEO 2 can always be used to complete practices; the Scoring Preference determines whether students can also use them to complete exercises and tests.

    Note: Renaissance Responders and NEO 2 will no longer be supported after future software updates.

  • Teachers can score assignments in the Accelerated Math software by manually entering students' answers.

Assisted-response (multiple-choice) assignments can be scored using any of the methods. If you choose free-response problems, students will not be able to score their own assignments by scanning within the AccelScan software's Student Mode; however, teachers can mark "A" for correct answers and "B" for incorrect answers on the scan cards and scan them when the software is not in Student Mode. Free-response assignments can also be scored by keyboard entry; however, students cannot complete them using the Renaissance Responder or NEO 2, or by logging in to the software.

After you score a paper assignment, Accelerated Math automatically generates a TOPS Report. Be sure you review this with your student. You can rescore paper assignments if necessary.

How would you like to score the paper assignment?

By asking students to use a Renaissance Responder to enter their answers

By asking students to use a NEO 2 to enter their answers

By using a scanner

By asking students to enter their answers in the software

By having teachers enter the answers at the keyboard