A: Test Details
1. Select ‘Create New Test’ from left menu.
2. Click ‘Generate Writing/Tuhituhi Prompt’.
3. Enter a Test Name of up to 20 characters. Be specific! Naming conventions make it much easier to find the test later. Students will see this name when they sit the test.
4. If you would like, enter a Description.This is helpful in telling tests apart. Tick the check-box if students should see the description.
5. Use the Subject drop-down to select Writing or Tuhituhi. Click ‘Continue’.
B: Purpose and Attitude
1. Drag the sliders to select one Purpose.
2. If you are creating a Writing Test, use the drop-down to select the Attitude Domain.
3. Click ‘Continue’.
1. Select the radio-button next to the prompt that you want in your test. You can click the thumbnail next to the prompt name to generate a sample of each prompt.
2. Click ‘Continue’.
D: Review and Create Test
1. Check through the summary of choices you made for the test.
2. If needed, go back and adjust settings by clicking the link next to the step number.
3. Click ‘Create Test’.
E: Evaluate and Accept Test
Once your test is created, it will say ‘Pending’ next to the test name. You can view, revise, accept, edit or delete a pending test. After you ‘accept’ your test you will be able to assign it.
F: Print Test
By default, when you view a Writing test, the ‘prompt pack’ will include:
• Administration instructions
• The prompt
• Response booklet
• Marking rubric
• Structure and language notes
• Annotated exemplars for the prompt (specific exemplars)
• Glossary and definitions
Use Print Options to select the components of the test that you would like to be printed. You can also print the generic exemplars from the Print Options screen. These are exemplars that cover all the different prompts, but are examples of writing that are scored at each rubric level.