How do I create and assign a Quiz?

A Quiz (formerly Quick Test) is an assessment based on existing learning material (e.g. Vocabulary Lists or Smart Lessons). Quizzes contain a random selection of questions from the content 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.

Download our print-friendly Assessment Quick Start guide here!

Click on Assessments from your dashboard, and click + Assign.

Assessment tab and assign button

When prompted, choose Assign a quiz.

1. Who?

Choose the specific classes or students you wish to assign the assessment to.

  • My Classes lists the classes you are assigned to as a teacher. 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?

Under What?, browse to the content you wish to assign. Click the Confirm Selection button.

Choose specific 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 questions to include or exclude them.

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.

You can also choose to Generate a unique assessment for each student. This will cause each student to be asked different questions, with the same level of difficulty.

EP will give your assessment a name, but you can override this here, and give instructions.

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 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. 

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. 

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.
    • 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 Languages Content are automatically filtered out of Quizzes 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.

5. Recommended Next Steps

Recommended Tasks are only available for Quizzes if more than one lesson has been selected in 2. What?.

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 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.

Recommended Tasks 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 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.

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!

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

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