Administering Tests and Quizzes
Teachers can create electronic tests that can be pushed to students and taken on their computers. Up to 100 test questions can be randomized, sent out to one or more students and tracked in real-time. Teachers can optionally time the test, show results to students and export the results to a .CSV file. Questions can be formatted as True/False, Multiple Choice, Short Answer, and even Essay. Questions can also include images (.jpg, .gif, bmp, .png).
How to Create a Test
- Open the LanSchool Test Builder by clicking the "Testing" button and selecting "Create Test...".
- Click "New Test" to add the first question.
- Type in the question and select True/False, Multiple Choice, Short Answer, or Essay.
- For True/False or Multiple Choice questions, configure the answer options and select the correct one.
- For Short Answer questions, type correct short answer responses separated by a comma.
- Click "Save" to add the question to the test.
- Continue adding questions to a single test by clicking the "Add Question" button.
- Click the "Save Test" button to save the entire test and all of the questions. Choose a location on your computer to save the file.
When configuring a question, you can browse and select an image to be embedded within the question. This could a mathematical graph, equation, diagram, or other visual representation of the question.
How to Administer the Test
- To push a test out to students, click the "Testing" button and select "Ask Students to Take a Test...".
- Select students from the Included/Excluded lists and use the Add/Remove buttons to choose who the test will get sent to.
- Click the "Load" button to browse and select a previously created LanSchool test file.
- Select the "Options..." button to configure the test to be timed, full screen, or randomized. Click "OK".
- Click "Start" to load the test on the student computers and begin the test.
How to Monitor the Test Results
Once the test is started, as students answer questions, the teacher can view the results in real-time directly within the "Send Test To Students" window. Once all students finish the test or the teacher clicks the "Stop" button, the teacher can click "Export..." to save all of the answers, questions, and results in a .CSV (spreadsheet) format in a folder on the teacher computer. These results can then be prepared to import in most grade book or learning management software.
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