How do I create and assign a Quick Test?
A Quick Test is an assessment based on existing learning material (for example vocabulary lists or Smart Lessons) and contains a random selection of questions from the list(s) you select. Students will answer these questions under exam conditions; they will have a time limit and will not see the correct answers until marking is complete.
Click on Assessments from your Control Panel.
Select New Assessment.
Choose Quick Test as your Assessment type.
Click Who? to select the class you want to assign the assessment to:
- My Classes lists all classes of which you are a teacher. If you are assigning an assessment to classes that you don't teach, click on All Classes. You can filter to specific classes in the Search Classes box.
- Assessments can be assigned to several classes at the same time by ticking each class you want to sit the assessment.
- Assessments can be assigned to specific students instead of an entire class; select their class, then click Assign to specific students.
Section 2: What?
To select content for your students to complete, click What?
Browse to the content you want to assign and click Add lesson or Add list. When you have chosen all the content you want to include, click Confirm selection.
Customise included sections or questions (optional)
If your assessment is based on Smart Lessons, you can exclude specific questions or whole sections from the assessment by clicking Preview and ticking the sections or questions you'd like to include/exclude. Information sections and Extended Response sections are automatically excluded because they are not suited to an automatically-marked exam. If you would like to include Extended Response sections, click on one of them and select Convert to manually-marked assessment.
Choose how many questions to ask students from the pool you've created in the selected lists, by filling in the Ask your students __ of these questions field. If the number of questions asked is smaller than the size of the question pool, you can choose to Generate a unique assessment for each student. This will cause each student to be asked different questions. The difficulty of the assessment will still be equivalent.
We give each task a title by default based on the name of the lesson(s) you've selected. Edit the Task Name if you want to call it something different like "End of Topic Test".
Click When? and choose a start and end time for the assessment's availability.
The end date of an assessment is just 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.
Click Assessment Conditions to customise your assessment:
- Set a time limit for your assessments by entering the number of minutes allowed to complete the test. Students will automatically be removed from the assessment when the time limit elapses.
- Decide whether to Allow multiple attempts at this exam and, if so, how many attempts are allowed. You will also be asked to choose whether students' last attempt or best attempt will be used to determine their grade.
- Choose whether to Require students to enter an access code to start the test. This code will only be visible to you and other teachers in your school and the students will be required to enter the code to begin the assessment. This means you can prevent students from sitting the assessment until they are in the examination room with you.
- Full Screen Monitored Mode helps prevent students from accessing other websites and resources during an exam by notifying you 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 more information, see How do I monitor my assessment?
By default, quick Tests are automatically marked by the system. Questions can be worth partial points if there are multiple parts to them, which can lead to decimal values being added to your students results.
Due to their self-marking nature, spoken response questions from our Language Content will be automatically filtered out of assessments and wont appear as potential questions for students. Once the assessment is complete and automatic marking has taken place, you can override any marks you disagree with.
- Choose when assessment results will be released
By default, assessment results are released as soon as automatic marking is complete. To withhold your students' results, change the option to When I choose to. To release results, see How do I change the visibility of student results?
Targeted Remediation is only available if more than one lesson has been selected for assignment.
When the assessment is complete, Education Perfect will automatically recommend students lessons on which the test was based, in which they did poorly, to revise. This works best for quick tests which are based on a broad question bank (for example 4-5 lessons which all cover the same topic) and ask a subset of questions from the lessons.
Choose the due date for the task which is created. You can also choose to restrict the amount of work assigned by 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.
The lessons will be automatically assigned to students. To change this, tick Manually review recommendations before assigning them.
By default, your students will be emailed with a link to the assessment if we have their email address on file and you will be emailed a report of your students' results when the end date of the assessment passes. You can change these settings, in the Optional Settings. You can also choose to send students' parents/caregivers a copy of the emails which are sent to students if we have their email addresses.
The email to students will be sent at the start time of the assessment, not when you create the task and will not provide them with their access code to ensure that they can not start work until you are ready for them to begin.
Click Set Assessment to finalise the assessment and send it out to your students.