How do I assign a Pre-Built Assessment?

Pre-Built Assessments are based on past exams or diagnostic tests, or are custom Exams that have been created by a teacher at your school.

Pre-Built Assessments come with advanced marking rules and can recommend individualised follow up content. Once assigned, students will complete the exam under test conditions; they will have a time limit and will not see the correct answers until marking is complete.

Download our print-friendly Assessment Quick Start guide here!

Looking for more information about NAPLAN practice/diagnostic tests? See our help guides for Literacy and Numeracy.

First, navigate to the Assessments tab. Click Assign, and then the Assign an assessment option. You'll now be prompted to select your settings.

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1. Who?

Click Who? to select the class you want to assign the assessment to.

  • My Classes lists the classes you are assigned to. Click on All Classes to see all classes at your school. Use the Search Classes box to filter further.
  • Assessments can be assigned to several classes at the same time by ticking multiple classes.
  • Assessments can be assigned to specific students instead of an entire class; select their class, then click Assign to specific students.

2. What?

To select content for your students to complete, click What? then browse to the content you want to assign. Click the Confirm Selection button.

3. When?

Choose a start and end time and date.

Here you can also set the time limit for the assessment by entering the number of minutes allowed. When the time limit is reached, it will automatically save and close.

The end date of an assessment is when the last student can start work on the task. When the end date passes, any students who are still in the assessment and have time remaining will be able to continue working. 

4. Conditions & Results

In this section, you can set conditions to customise your assessment.

  • Decide how many attempts students will get. This will default to 1, but if you allow multiple, the best attempt will determine a student's final score.
  • Choose whether to Require students to enter an access code to start the test. This code will only be shown to teachers; students will be required to enter the code to begin the assessment. 
    • Use this tool to prevent students from sitting the assessment until you're ready.
  • Full Screen Monitored Mode is enabled by default and ensures you are notified when a student switches to another tab or leaves the assessment. It is not a replacement for an invigilator on its own but can help with classroom management. For detailed information, see How do I monitor my assessment?

Additional Tools

Depending on the type of Content you select in What? you will be presented with additional options.

  • Enable text to speech is switched on by default.
  • Let students use a calculator in this assessment allows students to access a basic calculator on screen when completing the assessment. 
  • Enable spell checking allows extensions like Grammarly to operate as normal as the student completes the exam.


  • Withhold Student Results allows you to stop students from seeing their scores until you choose to release them
  • The platform will mark anything it can automatically, but Extended Response questions will need to be marked by the teacher.

5. Recommended Next Steps

Recommended Tasks are not available for all pre-built assessments.

Once the assessment is complete, EP automatically recommends individualised follow up activities based on student performance within the test. 

For example: If one student scored less than 70% in expanding equations, whereas another student struggled with factorising equations, each would get different work assigned to them. 

When setting this up, you can:

  • Choose the due date for the task which is created.
  • Choose to restrict the amount of work assigned by the amount of time or number of lessons by ticking Limit the amount of work that will be assigned as remediation and choosing No more than __ hours of work or No more than __ lessons.

Lessons will be automatically assigned to students. To change this, tick  Manually review recommendations before assigning them. Check out our full guide on Recommended Tasks.

Note: If you choose to limit the amount of recommended work, EP will automatically assign areas (where a student scored under the threshold) based on the order that they are laid out within the folder in the Content Library. This overrides other sections that may have lower scores.

Optional Settings

Email settings can be changed in this section. By default, all email notifications are disabled, but you can click the section to expand it and change the settings.

Choose to send students' parents/caregivers a copy of the emails which are sent to the student ( if we have their email addresses).

The email to students will be sent at the start time of the assessment, not when you create it. The email will not provide them with the access code.

Click Set Assessment, and you're all done!

How to set a Pre-built Assessment after the Optional Settings have been manually or automatically filled

Assessments are a complex part of using EP! If you need any assistance, please feel welcome to contact us.

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