Anyone who has a Drillster account can make a test. To test definitions to be made available to other users and to view test results, a pro account is required.
The content of the test is composed with the content of existing drills.
There are 3 different tests you can create in Drillster: The standard test, the adaptive test and the anonymous test. Would you like to know more about the difference between these tests? Then click here.
You can define tests in 2 ways:
- Go to 'My content'.
- Click on the blue '+' symbol and select 'Create new test...'.
- Go to 'My content'.
- In "My content", select the drills and use "actions" to define an test.
You can set a test by following the steps below. Be precise here, many settings cannot be changed later on.
When defining a test, you always start with the steps below to fill. The data below can be modified later except for the source drills, You can't change this after creating the test.
Click here for the dimensions to create these parts.
- Direction: If the drill does not specify how If you are testing, you can set here whether the test productive, receptive or a combination of both must tests. The question direction of a test can only be changed, if the author of the drill has allowed changing the practice direction when creating the drill.
- Style: Set the question type of the test, multiple choice or open questions.
- The style of a test can only be changed if the author of the drill changing the question type allowed when making the drill.
- The overall score
- The component scores of underlying drills
- The metadata
- Questions, given answers and corrections
- Question feedback from the underlying drills
The settings on this page are no longer adjustable after the test has been created. So be careful before clicking ‘next’.
- Automatic: Allows you to create a standard statistical test.
- Manual: Allows you to determine how many questions there are per drill are set in the test.
- Adaptive: Lets you test participants to watch at what level they are. Read more about adaptive tests.
When multiple drills have been added to the test, the following can be done the total number of questions is very many. You can set the length of the test by setting the maximum number of questions that can be asked in the test. Please note that there may be demand variations within a drill. The test never extracts multiple questions from 1 variant.
A drill has 30 questions. These are divided into 10 variants. In the test, you can only ask 10 questions couples. When compiling a test treats Drillster question variants as individual questions.
If you want to send it per question, choose: "per question". This allows you to select, per question, which tags should definitely appear in this question. What also applies here is that if there is 1 question in the drill within a question variant with an extra tag, for example ‘exam’, then you can put exactly that question in the test by selecting that tag from the options menu.
As you can see in the image below, the first question only searches for a question with the ‘adaptivelearning’ tag. Other tags are not looked for.
This is an overview of the settings.
Click on 'Create'. You will find the button in the overview of 'My content' and filter on 'buttons'.
If you want to test the test, add this test to 'tests' via the 3 dots. From here on you can test the button. Or add the test to a group.
You have now created your test. Attention! This test is based on the current version of your drills, if you change your drills, it will affect your test. Read more about updating the test here.
As author of the test you see more metadata than the participant. Always test with an account that has no copyright on the test.