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 Assign 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 multiple classes.
- Assessments can be assigned to specific students instead of an entire class; select their class, then click Assign to specific students.
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're done, 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 e.g. '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 the cut off date for when a student can begin the assessment. 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. When the time limit is reached, it will automatically save and close.
- Decide whether to Allow multiple attempts and how many. You will also be asked to choose whether students' last or best attempt will be used to determine their results.
- Choose whether to Require students to enter an access code to start the test. This code will only be shown to teachers, 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 means 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 more information, see How do I monitor my assessment?
Depending on the type of Content you select in What? you may be presented with additional options.
- 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.
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 won't 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
Choose to withhold your students' results by changing 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 the assessment.
When an assessment is complete, Education Perfect will automatically assign Remedial Tasks where they did not pass the recommended threshold you set when creating the assessment. This works best for quick tests which are based on a broad question bank (for example 4-5 lessons that all cover the same topic) and asks 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.
Note: If you choose to limit the amount of remedial 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.
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 assessment ends. To change these settings, expand the Optional Settings section and make your changes. You can also choose to send students' parents/caregivers a copy of the emails which are sent to the student ( if we have their email addresses).
Students will receive an email when they are able to access the assessment, not when you initially create the assessment. The email will not include the access code.
Click Set Assessment. All done!