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How to Manually Assign a Lexile® Benchmark Exam or Placement Exam

If Lexile® assessments are included in your license, as a teacher or administrator, you can follow these steps to manually assign a Lexile® benchmark or placement exam.

You will need to assign the Lexile® benchmark or placement exam through a project. If you do not know how to create a project, see How to Create Projects (Faculty).

You can create a project from a faculty, specialist, or building administrator account. (District administrators can also create a project, but they cannot assign it to students - they must share the project with others in order for it to be assigned.) In the steps below, we will be using a faculty account, but specialist and building administrator account processes are the same.

  1. When you create a new project or edit an existing project, you will see a section at the bottom called "Add Tasks." Click the plus button next to Lexile® Exam Task to add a Lexile® task.
  2. After you select this task, a window will open. Give the task a title (tasks require titles before saving), and select the appropriate Lexile® exam to assign to your students by checking the radio button. (The explanations in the window can help you choose.) After selecting the Lexile® exam and giving the task a title, click the red X to close the window. Note: You cannot change the type of Lexile® exam on a task after it has been created. To make a change, you must delete the task and add a new Lexile® task.
  3. After you add the task to the project, it will appear under "Order Tasks" to the right. Click Save at the top of the screen to save the project.
  4. Just like other projects, once this project is saved or newly created you will need to assign students to it. If you do not know how to assign students to a project, see How to Assign Projects (Faculty).