How to create multiple test versions

This article explains how to create multiple, unique test versions.  The test versions can contain independent combinations of questions imported from pools and manually created questions. For more information on how to create a simple test, please see this link.
To add different test versions, do the following: 

Creating test versions

In the test wizard creation:

  1. Go to Step 4, “Method”.
  2. Select “Pick questions from pools or create them on the spot”.
  3. Click on the “Next” button.

In the next step, do the following :

  1. Click on the “Add more test versions” button to add a new test version.
  2. To rename a test version, click on the “Rename” button and edit the current version’s name and unique version code.
  3. To delete a test version, click on the “Delete” button and click on the “Yes” button in the pop-up window.
  4. Add manually created questions in the test version.
  5. Import questions from pools in the test version.

Grading

The “Grading configuration” step allows you to set the grading options for the test. Here you can:

  1. Define whether the passing mark is defined as points or percentages required to pass the test.
  2. Set “Passing mark” Define the number of points or percentages required to pass the test.
  3. “Make the passing mark inclusive” If this option is checked, users will pass the test if they gain a score equal to or higher than the passing mark.
  4. “Grading scale” – You can select one of the previously created grading scales from the drop-down menu.
  5. See the list of all question pools used in the test. All used question pools will be listed in the table if there are more test versions.
  6. “Edit” the passing mark for each question pool – This setting is helpful in reports for obtaining scores on a terminal learning objective or a simple overview of a candidate’s knowledge.

Review Test

The “Review” step contains the following:

  1. Summary of the test settings.
  2. List of all test versions that are created.

The “Questions” tab features

After you finish Test Creation Wizard, navigate to the “Questions” tab.

The following options are available:

  1. “Randomize question order” – Randomize the questions for the entire test. Each user will get questions in a different order.
  2. “Randomize answer order “ – Randomize the order of answers for each question for the entire test. Each user will get a different answer order for the same question.
  3. In the drop-down menu, see the list of all created test versions.
  4. “Rename” the test version.
  5. “Edit test’s version unique code”.
  6. “Copy” the test version – When the test is copied, all its test versions will also be copied but will not have unique codes.
  7. “Archive” chosen test version – Archived test version will not be assigned to candidates in the future.

  1. “View question stats”View the question statistics in the selected test version, see the success ratio, or edit the questions.
  2. “Import questions” – Add additional questions from pools (groups of questions). You should choose the desired pool and the questions you want to add.
  3. “New question” – Add new questions to the test manually.
  4. Make a different order of the questions by changing the number in the field.
  5. These options allow you to preview, edit or delete added questions.
  6. Export the list of questions as an Excel/PDF file.
  7. Preview the list of all question pools from which questions are assigned to the test versions.
  8. “Refresh question pools list”Update the list of question pools included in all test sections and versions.

When you click on the “View question stats” button, the following options are available:

  1. Compare questions by “Success ratio” – Percentage of users who answered the question correctly.
  2. Compare questions by “Question occurrence” – Percentage of test versions that contain the question.
  3. “Edit questions” – Although you have published a test, you can add, delete or edit questions at any time. The previous test version will be saved for candidates who have already taken the test, and a new version of the test will be created and given to candidates who take the test after the changes. The confirmation dialogue with this message will appear.

Assign test versions to candidates

After test creation, the next step is adding candidates to the testing session. For more detailed information on how to assign candidates to the testing sessions, please see this link.
To assign a test version to the candidate, do the following:

  1. Click on the “Add” button next to the desired session. 

A pop-up window will appear where you should:

  1. Ensure that the correct “Testing session” is selected.
  2. Here you can enable the option to assign specific test versions manually.
  3. Choose and select the test version you want to assign to the user.
  4. Select the users you want to add to the session.
  5. Click the “Confirm” button to save the changes.
  6. Click the “Cancel” button to disregard the changes.

Moreover, when you reset the test attempt for the candidate, you can choose which test version he will attempt. Do the following:

  1. Navigate to the “Candidates” tab.
  2. Choose a candidate and click on “Actions”, then click the button “Reset” to reset the test attempt.

In the pop-up window, you should:

  1. Select a test session for the candidate.
  2. You can enable the option to assign specific test versions manually.
  3. Choose desired test version that the candidate will attempt.
  4. Click on the “Confirm” button to save changes.
  5. Click the “Cancel” button to disregard the changes.

NOTE: For further information, please, watch this video tutorial on how to create a test with sections that can represent different areas of knowledge and can have different settings, assign candidates to it and publish it.

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