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This is a list of questions related to the use of tests.


How do I turn a drill into a test?

Go to 'My drills' and click on the three blue dots button of the drill. A menu will open where there is an option labeled 'Define a test'. Select this option and follow the instructions on the next page to create your test. A test can also be created from a group. This functionality is only available with a premium or license account.

The test appears under 'My test definitions'. Tests and exams can be managed in this library of test definitions, for example adding tests to a group.

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Can everybody make a test?

All Drillster users can take tests. A premium account or license is needed to assign these tests to individual users or a group of users and to access reporting. Visit our website or contact us for more information. 

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What kind of tests am I able to make?

Drillster supports various test types, including diagnostic tests, adaptive tests, static tests and PIN secured exams. Detailed group and individual reporting is available. 

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What functionalities can I use?

The following functions can be launched: 
  • Modify the settings of a test definition.
  • Remove a test definition.
  • View the aggregated test results. If a test definition has been assigned to multiple groups, the aggregated test results for all groups can be viewed and downloaded in the ‘My test definition’ section. Results of a separate group can still be viewed and downloaded via the ‘My groups’ function.
  • Assigned to one or several groups.
  • Define co-authors.
  • Start the test. The author is able to ‘test’ the test that has been defined.
  • Set up a test as an anonymous or PIN secured test (for tests whereby no Drillster account is required for the testee). 
  • Generate a SCORM package for tests that are not part of a group. SCORM packages for group tests can still be generated within the group in which the test definition has been placed. 

For more information on how to use these functions, see the article about Tests in the user manual. 

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Why am I unable to change the question direction of a test?

The question direction for a test is determined when the test is defined, and cannot be chosen by the user doing the test.

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Why am I unable to change the question style of a test?

The question style for a test is determined when the test is defined, and cannot be chosen by the user doing the test.

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Does the percentage shown while doing a test represent my score?

The percentage reflects the progress, meaning how many test questions out of the total have been answered.

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Can I see which answers were correct and incorrect after completing a test?

The organization that distributes the test determines whether you get access to the right and wrong answers. When is indicated in the definition of the test that participants can see their test scores, subscores and correct and incorrect questions, then this will be visible after the last question has been answered. If you don’t see this results, it is not activated by the author of the test. Please contact your organization if you still want to have access to the results.

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How is the test score percentage calculated?

For open ended questions it is impossible to guess the right answer. For closed questions (multiple choice) there is a certain chance to guess the right answer. For each correct answer to a question, one point is added. For each incorrect answer to a multiple choice question, 1/n point is deducted from the total, where 'n' is the number of answer choices for that question. The final percentage is calculated by dividing the number of points by the number of questions asked. This is a widely used scoring system. It is used for example in the scoring of American SAT tests.

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My test score is lower than what I expected based on the number of correct answers. How come?

For closed questions (multiple choice) points are deducted for each incorrect answer. This is done to compensate for being able to guess the right answer. This method of score calculation called 'negative marking.

Users who have a premium or license account can post a caesura in the key definition, if they wish to apply a score calculation that’s different from the negative marking manner. You can contact support@drillster.com for more information

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