Different subjects have different test types available. The main types are Customised, Adaptive and Writing prompts.
|Tuhituhi||Writing Prompt (Task)|
If you already have a test you like, the ‘Copy test’ and ‘Create Similar Test’ functions allow you to use it as a template. You must copy a test when administering it to a new group of students if you want them to be reported separately. See more about Copy/Create Similar Test
Choosing Custom versus Adaptive test types
For Maths and Reading, you must choose between a Custom or Adaptive test.
Custom tests are the most popular test type. With a Custom test, you have the most control over tailoring your test to your specifications. You can see all the questions before your students sit it. For onscreen Custom Reading tests, you can print a reading passage booklet for students to read on paper.
Adaptive tests are onscreen-only tests which adjust to students’ performance as they sit each stage. There are some advantages to using Adaptive tests, particularly if you do not have much information about your students’ previous performance. However, Adaptive tests also have limitations that need to be considered carefully. More details about Adaptive tests
|Delivery Mode||Paper or onscreen||Onscreen only|
|Viewing tests||Able to view all questions||Able to view first stage only|
|Replace questions||Allowed||Not allowed|
|Question Types||Closed and open||Closed only|
|Marking required||Data entry required for paper, Marking open questions required for onscreen||100% computer marked|
|Difficulty selections||Chosen by you||Boundaries chosen by you, difficulty adapts during the test|
|Reading passage booklets||Available||Not available|