This document serves as general guidelines for naming assessments created within IO Assessment.
Ideally, all local assessments administered through IO Assessment should follow a consistent naming convention in order to better organize the ever-increasing list of tests. These are the recommended guidelines for naming local assessments. The idea behind these conventions is to group assessments by content area and test level for quick comparison reports using Report Builder. If the District Benchmark assessments are reused the next year, the school year may be changed by renaming the test. If we find that the assessments are stable and will be unchanged from year to year, the school year may be omitted altogether. Either way, the school year will always be indicated in the Admin Date name. Common assessments (created by teachers) are assumed to be fluid and will likely not be reused year after year since these should be adapted to the needs of the students at that time. Thus, these will not include the school year but will be indexed by test date instead.
[District Name] [Content Area] [Test Level/Course] [Grading Period] [School Year]
[LAUSD] [ELA]  [Benchmark 1] [16-17]
» LAUSD ELA 08 Benchmark 1 16-17
» LAUSD HSS 08 US History Benchmark 1 16-17
» LAUSD Sci Earth Science Benchmark 1 16-17 or LAUSD Sci 09-12 Earth Science
Benchmark 1 16-17
» LAUSD Math 06 Benchmark 1 16-17
This convention is meant for a series of assessments that are different from one another (e.g., Benchmark1, Benchmark 2, Benchmark 3). If you are using the same assessment for each grading period, omit the # from the grading period (i.e., “Benchmark” instead of “Benchmark 1”, and use the Admin Date name to indicate which the grading period for each respective administration of the exam.
[District Name] [Content Area] [Test Level/Course] [Grading Period] [Pre/Post]
[LAUSD] [ELA]  [Benchmark 1] [Pre]
» LAUSD ELA 08 Benchmark 1 Pre 16-17
» LAUSD ELA 08 Benchmark 1 Post 16-17
» LAUSD ELA 04 Benchmark 1 Formative 16-17
» LAUSD ELA 04 Benchmark 1 Summative 16-17
This convention is meant for pre/post assessments that are different from one another. If you are administering the same assessment as a pre/post assessment, append “Pre/Post” to the end of the assessment instead, and use the Admin Date name to indicate whether the administration was Pre or Post.
Common Assessments (Created by Teachers for their own classrooms)
[User’s Initials] [Content Area] [Test Level/Course] [Content/Unit/Chapter]
[PW] [HSS]  [Unit 1 - Revolution]
» PW Math 08 Chapter 1 One-step Linear Equations
» PW Sci 05 Types of Mirrors
Including the grading period in the test, the name makes it easy to select both the district benchmark and the common assessments for that grading period on the Report Builder for quick comparison reports. The grading period may be omitted if it is confusing or not applicable.