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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 a 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 a 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: seventy-five-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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