Getting started with Assessments

Twig's Assessment Center has everything you need to browse, assign, track, grade, and review assessments.

In this article we will cover:


How do I access assessments?

On Twig Science there are two main ways to browse or access assessments.

  • Assessment Explorer: Find all available assessments for a specific module here.
  • Assessment Center: Summative assessment, such as Benchmark Assessment and 3–D Multiple Choice, can be found here. You can assign, track and grade all summative assessments in the Assessment Center.

How to use the Assessment Explorer

The Assessment Explorer allows you to see all assessments available for a specific module. You can use our Assessment Explorer to find:

  • Pre-Explorations
  • Formative Assessment
  • Key Language Proficiency
  • Performance Tasks
  • Benchmarks and MCQs

To find specific assessments for each module follow the steps below:

  1. From the main navigation menu, select Assess Assessments ExplorerScreenshot 2022-04-04 at 12.38.png
  2. Choose your relevant Grade and Module.Screenshot 2022-04-04 at 13.02.17.png
  3. A table will appear listing all Assessments that apply to that module. Here you can filter results to find a specific type of assessment. You can also open the relevant Lesson, Teacher Edition, Student Twig Book or Assessment Center from this view.Lesson-Explorer-Twig-Science (4).png

How to use the Assessment Center to access Multiple-Choice Assessments and Benchmark Assessments

The Assessment Center provides access to our library of summative assessments. Here you can assign, track, grade and view reports for each assessment.

You can go directly to the Assessment Center by following these simple steps.

  1. Click on Assess Assessment Center from the main navigation menu.Screenshot 2022-04-04 at 13.39.png
  2. The Assessment Center will now open. Here you can browse Summative assessments in the Assessment Library, track assessments from the Assessment Center or view Assessment Reports.Screenshot 2022-04-04 at 13.47.05.png

Assessment Center Overview

The Assessment Center consists of three areas:

  • The Assessment Library—browse and assign assessments.
  • The Assessment Center—manage, track and grade assessments.
  • Reports—track class and student performance. 

The Assessment Library

Select your Content Collection

The Assessment Library allows you to switch between various assessment collections. Simply select the relevant collection from the drop down box. 2021-10-27_13-52-48.png

Browse or filter assessments

You can then browse or filter assessments and see an overview of each. 

To filter use the box at the right hand side to search through the assessment collection. 2021-10-26_12-22-07.png

Assign the assessment to your students

Once you've found the assessment you wish to assign, click the title link. 

Here you can:

  • Read the teacher instructions
  • See corresponding standards
  • View the assessment as a student by clicking Preview
  • See the correct answers
  • Assign the assessment

Assessment Center

The Assessment Center allows you to track, manage and grade all assigned assessments. You can get a complete overview of the progression and completion of all assigned assessments.

Tracking assessments

The progression tracker at the top of the page provides a breakdown of the status of your assessments. You can use the progress tracker to filter the assessments based on progress.  2021-10-26_14-28-21.png

Managing an assessment

You can manage a specific assessment by clicking on it in the Assessment Center.

Now you can see the status of each student assessment. 2021-10-27_10-00-21.png

Here you can see the progression and performance of each student, and you can also share the results with each student.

For a real-time breakdown of how students are progressing with assessments please read: What is Live Class Monitoring?


You can grade student assessments here by clicking View Answers or Grade Assignment. 2022-04-07_14-07-06.png
Multiple choice questions will be automatically graded, however these scores can be edited by you. Essay or diagram questions have grading instructions and rubrics available in the assessment.


The Reports library allows you to get a real-time view into how your classes and students are performing across a specific assessment, all assessments, and the standards that are covered by a collection.