Drillster Support & Info

Defining tests

Everyone with a Drillster account can create a test. Though a premium account or license is needed to share test definitions and to view results.

A test in Drillster is the form of evaluation in which a participant gets tested before a set review date and with the possibility to test within a time limit. The content of a test will be composed of the content of existing drills.

Define a test

  • Go to ' My content'
  • Click the orange '+' symbol to add a test
  • Follow the instructions (3 steps: General, Questions, Summary).
  • Click the orange button 'Create'.

The test you have created will appear under 'My content'. From here you can easily manage your tests and exams. e.g. add tests to a group.

Settings

Step 1. General

  • Test name: Give your test an applicable name
  • Drills: Select the drill(s) you want to add to your test
  • Instructions (optional): These instructions will be displayed to the user prior to the test.
  • Show advanced options:
    • Direction: When there are no restrictions set in the drill, you can apply if the test is productive, receptive or both.
    • Style: Set the question style to multiple choice or open ended (only available if not restricted by the drill)
  • Time limit: Set how much time a participant has to complete the test (hours, or minutes).
  • Unanswered questions: If switched on, participants are not required to provide all answers in order to complete the test (which means they can skip answering some questions and still complete the test).
  • Select the Test score transformations
    • Name of drill with matching level
      Id: adaptive-test-level-short-name
      Properties: For adaptive tests only.
      Custom transformer for European Framework of Reference for Languages. Transforms the adaptive test score to A1, A2, B1, B2 or C2.
    • Name of drill with matching level
      Id: adaptive-test-level-name
      Properties: For adaptive tests only.
      Custom transformer for European Framework of Reference for Languages. Transforms the adaptive test score to the name of the drill that matches the result.
    • One to ten, proportional to the number of correct answers
      Id: one-to-ten
      Properties: Does not apply multiple-choice correction or configured weights
      A score range 1, 2, … 10, proportional to the number of correct answers. Standard rounding is applied.
    • One to ten with one decimal, proportional to the number of correct answers
      Id: one-to-ten-with-decimal
      Properties: Does not apply multiple-choice correction or configured weights
      A score range 1.0, 1.1, ... to 10.0, proportional to the number of correct answers. One decimal position is used, and standard rounding is applied. The character that is used as decimal separator (comma or dot) depends on the language settings of the user.
    • Percentage of questions answered correctly
      Id: correct-answers-percentage
      Properties: Does not apply multiple-choice correction or configured weights
      Produces the percentage of correctly answered questions (0-100%).
    • Weighted percentage of questions answered correctly
      Id : weighted-correct-answers-percentage
      Properties: Does not apply multiple-choice correction
      Produces the percentage of correctly answered questions (0-100%), while including the (optionally) configured weight. It is possible to configure specific weights per drill in the test, or per question in the test.
    • Rapportcijfer op basis van 68% cesuur
      Id: sixty-eight-percent-grade-points
      Properties: Based on standard test score
      A numerical score range 1, 1½, 2, 2½ ... 10, where a test score of 0% corresponds with 1, 68% with 5½ and 100% with 10.
    • Rapportcijfer op basis van 70% cesuur
      Id: seventy-percent-grade-points
      Properties: Does not apply multiple-choice correction or configured weights
      Similar to sixty-eight-percent-grade-points, but for this transformer 70% corresponds with 5½.
    • Rapportcijfer op basis van 80% cesuur
      Id: eighty-percent-grade-points
      Properties: Does not apply multiple-choice correction or configured weights
      Similar to sixty-eight-percent-grade-points, but for this transformer 80% corresponds with 5½.
    • Omschrijving op basis van 70% cesuur
      Id: seventy-percent-grade-points-narrative
      Properties: Does not apply multiple-choice correction or configured weights, Dutch only
      Similar to seventy-percent-grade-points, but the resulting score is mapped to a Dutch (!) language narrative:
      9½ / 10 Uitstekend
      8½ / 9 Zeer goed
      7½ / 8 Goed
      6½ / 7 Ruim voldoende
      5½ / 6 Voldoende
      4½ / 5 Zwak
      3½ / 4 Onvoldoende
      2½ / 3 Ruim onvoldoende
      1½ / 2 Slecht
      1 Zeer slecht
    • Pass at 60% (inclusive) of questions answered correctly
      Id: sixty-percent-correct-narrative
      Properties: Does not apply multiple-choice correction or configured weights
      Produces either “failed” or “passed” (in user’s language) based on number of correct answers compared to the total number of questions. If 60% or more questions are answered correctly, the result is “passed”, and otherwise “failed”.
    • Pass at 70% (inclusive) of questions answered correctly
      Id: seventy-percent-correct-narrative
      Idem, for 70%
    • Pass at 75% (inclusive) of questions answered correctly
      Id: seventyfive-percent-correct-narrative
      Idem, for 75%
    • Pass at 80% (inclusive) of questions answered correctly
      Id: eighty-percent-correct-narrative
      Idem for 80%
    • Pass at 80% (inclusive)
      Id: eighty-percent-narrative
      Properties: Based on standard test score
      Produces “passed” if the test score is 80% or higher, otherwise “failed”. The result is translated to the user’s language.
    • Qualify at 80% (inclusive)
      Id: eighty-percent-qualified-narrative
      Properties: Based on standard test score
      Idem to eighty-percent-narrative, but produces “qualified” or “not qualified” instead of “passed” and “failed”. The result is translated to the user’s language.
  • Result disclosure: Switch on which results you want to share with a participant at the end of each test.

Step 2. Questions

  • Question distribution: Default setting is 'Automatic'. If set on manual, you can adjust this setting with help of the line tags from your drill.
  • Drill weight: Set the weight of the drill. Default setting is 'Automatic'.
  • Total number of questions: When more drills are added to a test, the total number of questions can be too much. You can set the number of questions to a maximum in order to give the test the right length.
  • Question navigation: Switch on if you allow the user to see and answer the questions in any order.

Step 3. Summary

  • The summary of all settings you have set for this test.
  • Click on 'Create'.
  • You will find your test in the overview screen of 'My test definitions'. With the 3 points menu button, you can manage your test (e.g. add to a group).
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