ExamView Assessment Suite
24-Jul-07
ExamView®
Assessment Suite 6.1
including
Test Generator, Test Manager,
& Test Player
Copyright © 1999-2007
by FSCreations, Inc.
Cincinnati, Ohio
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CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION............................................................................. 1
System Requirements............................................................................. 2
Installation Instructions .......................................................................... 3
Getting Started .................................................................................... 4
CREATE A TEST ............................................................................ 6
Use the QuickTest Wizard ....................................................................... 6
Build a New Test .................................................................................. 7
Customize the Appearance of a Test .......................................................... 9
Print a Paper Test............................................................................... 12
Print a Bubble Form ............................................................................ 13
Publish or Export an Online Test ............................................................. 13
Working with Learning Management Systems............................................... 14
ENTER YOUR OWN QUESTIONS........................................................ 15
Question Bank Basics ...........................................................................
A Hands-On Tutorial ............................................................................
Copy and Paste Questions .....................................................................
Import Questions from a Word Processor ...................................................
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WORKING WITH CLASSES AND ASSIGNMENTS ...................................... 28
Create a New Class .............................................................................
Enter Student Names and IDs Manually ......................................................
Import a Class Roster ...........................................................................
Export a Class Roster ...........................................................................
Create an Assignment ..........................................................................
Import an Assignment ..........................................................................
Export Assignment Results.....................................................................
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SCORE PAPER TESTS WITH A SCANNER.............................................. 43
Using Bubble Forms for Scanning ............................................................. 44
Dedicated OMR Scanning....................................................................... 45
Plain-Paper Scanning ........................................................................... 48
SCORE PAPER TESTS WITH CPS RESPONSE PADS .................................. 50
About the Hardware ............................................................................ 50
Assigning CPS Response Pad IDs............................................................... 52
Get Results from CPS Response Pads ........................................................ 53
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Student-Managed Sessions with IR Pads ..................................................... 54
Student-Managed Sessions with RF Pads .................................................... 56
Teacher-Led Student-Managed Sessions ..................................................... 56
ADMINISTER ONLINE TESTS ON YOUR LOCAL AREA NETWORK (LAN) ......... 58
Before You Begin ................................................................................
Create an Online (LAN) Test without a Roster .............................................
Create an Online (LAN) Test with a Roster .................................................
Take a Test with the Test Player .............................................................
Get Results from a LAN Test ..................................................................
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PUBLISH A TEST TO THE LEARNING & TEST CENTER ............................. 68
Register for the Learning & Test Center ....................................................
Publish a Test or Assignment ..................................................................
Access the ExamView Instructor Center.....................................................
Complete a Test/Assignment via the Internet .............................................
Get Results from an Internet Test/Assignment ............................................
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PREPARE REPORTS FOR PAPER AND ONLINE TESTS .............................. 74
Class Reports.....................................................................................
Student Reports .................................................................................
Print a Report....................................................................................
Export Assignment Results.....................................................................
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PUBLISH AN INTERNET (HTML) TEST TO YOUR OWN WEBSITE ................. 90
Publish an Internet (HTML) Test .............................................................. 90
Take an Internet (HTML) Test ................................................................. 92
APPENDIX ................................................................................. 93
Technical Support ............................................................................... 93
Using the ExamView Assessment Suite with Other Applications......................... 93
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INTRODUCTION
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The ExamView Assessment Suite v.6.1 (including the Test Generator, Test
Manager, and Test Player) is a comprehensive solution for creating, administering,
and scoring tests. The software includes many features to save you time and generate
information to assess and improve student performance.
Use the ExamView Test Generator to…
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Create a paper test in less than five minutes.
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Print multiple versions of the same test.
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Enter your own questions.
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Prepare an online test, study guide, and worksheet.
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Upload question banks and tests to Learning Management Systems such as
ANGEL, Blackboard, and WebCT.
Use the ExamView Test Manager to…
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Create or import a class roster.
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Automatically score a paper test using a scanner.
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Automatically score an assignment using CPS response pads.
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Administer and score an online test.
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Prepare a variety of useful class and student reports.
Our mission is to enhance the learning process by providing superior products for
students and educators. We believe that the ExamView Assessment Suite can truly
enhance your classroom experience.
One of the reasons our software is so widely used in classrooms is that we include
educators and students in the design process. We invite you to share your experiences
and feedback with us so we can make our products even better. Please email your
comments to support@fscreations.com.
To learn more about our products, visit our website at www.fscreations.com.
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System Requirements
To use the ExamView Assessment Suite v.6.1, your computer must meet or exceed the
following requirements:
Windows
• Intel Pentium® II 120 MHz or compatible processor
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Microsoft Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista (or more recent operating system)
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32 MB available memory for application (64 MB recommended)
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32 MB of available hard drive space
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Monitor capable of displaying 16-bit color with 800 x 600 resolution
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Internet connection to access the content updater, Web publishing, and testhosting features
Macintosh
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PowerPC® 120 MHz or higher processor
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Mac OS X (10.2 or later)
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32 MB available memory for application (64 MB recommended)
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28 MB of available hard drive space
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Monitor capable of displaying 16-bit color with 800 x 600 resolution
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Internet connection to access the content updater, Web publishing, and test-hosting
features
Notes:
• The ExamView Assessment Suite includes a separate program called the
ExamView Test Player that you can use to deliver online tests on your local
area network. The system requirements are the same as those shown above
except that the application requires a minimum of 16 MB available memory for
the application and 8 MB of hard drive space.
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Some ExamView Assessment Suite features require hardware devices such as
response pads and scanners. These devices may have higher system
requirements than those listed here. Check your hardware manufacturer’s user
guide or website to verify that your system meets these requirements.
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The ExamView Assessment Suite may be accompanied by tests or question
banks provided by a publisher. All content in these tests/question banks falls
under the publisher’s copyright. Please refer to the publisher’s copyright notice
for additional information.
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Installation Instructions
Follow these steps to install the ExamView Assessment Suite. If you received the
software from a publisher, the installer will automatically copy the publisher-supplied
question banks to a new folder within the Banks folder and may install an additional
Publish folder for storing files that are needed for publishing questions to the
publisher-hosted server.
1. Insert the ExamView disc into the CD-ROM drive of your computer.
Windows: If the autorun feature is enabled on your computer, a window will
automatically appear on your screen. Click the Install button and skip to step 5. If
the autorun window does not appear, proceed to step 2.
Macintosh: If necessary, open the installer window then double-click the ExamView
Assessment Suite installer icon. Proceed to step 5.
2. Click the Start button and choose Run.
3. In the Run window, type d:\setup.exe, replacing d with the drive letter that
corresponds to the drive where the setup file is located.
4. Click the OK button.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
6. Remove the installation disc when finished.
Notes:
• FTDI drivers must be installed to use CPS response pads with ExamView. An
installer for these drivers is automatically copied to the Extras sub-folder of the
program directory as part of the complete installation of ExamView. Navigate to
this folder and run the driver installer if they are needed. You may also visit
www.einstruction.com to download the latest version of the required drivers.
These drivers are already installed if Classroom Performance System software is
installed.
• To uninstall the ExamView software for Windows, choose Control Panel from the
Start menu then select Add or Remove Programs. Removing the program does
not delete any banks or tests. You must manually remove those files. Macintosh
users simply delete the program folder to uninstall the software.
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Getting Started
After you complete the installation process, follow the instructions below to start the
software. Start the ExamView Test Generator if you want to create a test, open an
existing test, create new questions, or work with a question bank. Use the ExamView
Test Manager to create a new class roster, assign an online test to a class, get results
from an online test, score a paper test using a scanner, or print a report.
ExamView Test Generator
1. Windows: Click the ExamView Test Generator shortcut on your desktop. If you do
not have a shortcut, click the Start button. Highlight the Programs menu and locate
the ExamView Pro Test Generator folder. Select the ExamView Test Generator
option.
Macintosh:Locate the ExamView Pro folder on your
hard drive and double-click the ExamView Test
Generator icon.
2. The first time you run the software, the program
prompts you to enter your name, school/institution
name, and city/state. Enter the requested
information.
Use ExamView
Test Generator
to create a test or
work with a
question bank.
3. Choose one of the options in the Welcome Screen.
Each time you run the ExamView Test Generator program, the program displays
the Welcome Screen. You can choose to create a test using the Test Builder or
enter your own questions using the Question Bank Editor.
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ExamView Test Manager
1. Windows: Click the ExamView Test Manager shortcut
on your desktop. If you do not have a shortcut, click the
Start button. Highlight the Programs menu and locate
the ExamView Pro Test Generator folder.
Macintosh: Click the ExamView Test Manager icon in
the dock. If you do not see this icon, locate the
ExamView Pro folder on your hard drive. Double-click
the ExamView Test Manager icon.
Use ExamView
Test Manager to
assign an online
test, get results,
or print reports.
2. Choose one of the options from the Welcome Screen.
Each time you run ExamView Test Manager, the program displays the Welcome
Screen. You can choose to start a new class or open an existing class.
Help Topics
Detailed help instructions are always available if you need assistance using the
ExamView software. Click the Help button or choose the Help Topics option from the
Help menu to view step-by-step instructions. If you have trouble while you are working
with the software, you may want to review the troubleshooting tips or visit the online
Support Forum (forum.fscreations.com).
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CREATE A TEST
The ExamView Test Generator program provides all the tools you need to create a
paper test or an online test from your own questions or from those provided by a
publisher. You can use the QuickTest Wizard to select the questions for a test, or you
can use one or more of the other question selection options.
After you create or build a test, you can change the instructions, reorder the
questions, change the layout, print the test, or publish an online test.
Use the QuickTest Wizard
If you want to create a test quickly with randomly selected questions from one or
more question banks, use the QuickTest Wizard. The wizard guides you through the
step-by-step process of selecting questions for a new test.
To create a test with the QuickTest Wizard…
1. Launch ExamView Test Generator. A welcome screen
with several options will appear. Choose the Create a
new test using a wizard option.
2. Name your test.
3. Select the question banks from which you want to
choose questions.
You can also click
the
button in
the toolbar to start
the QuickTest
Wizard.
4. Identify how many questions of each type you want on
your test and click the Finish button.
That’s all there is to it! If you want, you can customize the appearance of your test
using the many formatting options or you can select additional questions.
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Build a New Test
The ExamView Test Generator offers several question selection options to create a
new test. You can use the QuickTest Wizard or one of the other six options. The option
you choose depends on your particular needs. For example, you can select questions
by viewing the actual questions and deciding which ones to include on your test. Or,
you can select questions by learning objective or standard.
To build a new test…
1. Launch the ExamView Test Generator. A welcome
screen with several options will appear. Choose the
Create a new test from scratch option.
2. Name your test.
You can also click
the
button in
the toolbar to
create a new test.
3. Choose one of the question selection options from the
Select menu, or click the corresponding toolbar button.
Select Randomly - Choose this option if you want to select questions
randomly. You can choose how many questions you want for each question
type (e.g., multiple choice, true/false, short answer, etc.).
Select from a List – If you have a printout of your question banks, you can
manually review the questions and choose the ones you want to include on a
test by writing down the question numbers. Then, use this option to select the
question numbers from a list.
Select While Viewing – Use this selection method if you want to view the
questions and make your selections one at a time while viewing them.
Select by Standard – If your questions include learning objectives, local
standards, state standards, or national standards, use this option to easily
select questions based on this information.
Select by Criteria – Choose this option to select questions that match criteria
you enter. For example, you can select all of the multiple choice questions
that cover a certain topic and include specific keywords.
Select All – Choose this option if you want to quickly select all of the questions
in a bank or group of banks.
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4. After you choose a question selection option, identify which question banks you
want to use to create the test.
Highlight one or more question banks and click the Select button. The question
banks you choose appear in the lower portion of the window. Click the Next button
to move to the next step.
Note: If the question bank(s) you want does not appear in the list, click the Folder
button to locate the question bank(s).
5. Use the options provided to select the questions that
will appear on your test.
Depending on which question selection option you
chose, ExamView Test Generator displays a window
with the options you need to build a test.
If you need help
using any of the
selection options,
click the Help
button for detailed
instructions.
6. Change the appearance of the test, print the test, or
publish it online.
7. Save the test.
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Customize the Appearance of a Test
ExamView Test Generator includes numerous features that allow you to customize the
appearance of a test to your exact specifications. A few of the more popular options
are listed here, but you can refer to the help topic Customizing the Appearance of a
Test for a complete list.
Answer Space
Depending on how your students will complete the test, you can turn on or off space
for answers. For example, if you want your students to write the answers on the test
next to each question, you can provide space to do so. If your students will be using a
bubble sheet or a separate piece of paper, you can show only the questions. Choose
Layout from the Test menu. Click the Answers tab and set the corresponding options
in the Answer Space area. (Note: Some answer space options are disabled when tests
are set to display in two-column format.)
Mix Question Types
You can choose to group questions on a test by question type (e.g. multiple choice,
true/false, etc.) or mix the question types. When questions are grouped by question
type an instruction line describing how to answer questions of this type appears.
Often state tests do not group questions by question type. If you want to create a test
that more closely resembles a state test you can mix the question types. Choose
Layout from the Test menu. Click the Question Types tab and select Allow question
types to be mixed. Reorder the questions to mix the question types (see the
Reordering Questions section in this user guide).
Two-Column Formatting
You can display tests in one- or two-column format, whichever best fits your testing
needs. Choose Layout from the Test menu. Click the Page tab and select Two
Columns. Choose whether or not you would like vertical and horizontal lines included
on your test.
Reordering Questions
Changing the order of questions is a snap. Just choose
Reorder from the Question menu, and you can drag and
drop the questions to your liking. If your test is set to group
questions by question type, your questions must remain
grouped by question type when reordering. You cannot
move a single true/false question to a position after the
multiple-choice questions. Instead, you must move the
entire group of true/false questions.
You can manually
reorder or scramble
questions. Also,
when you print a
test, there is an
option to scramble
the questions.
If your test is set to allow for mixed question types, you
can click Sort in the Reorder Questions dialog box to sort questions by question
criteria.
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If you want to scramble the questions, choose Scramble from the Question menu. From
there, you can choose to scramble sections, questions, and the answer choices in
multiple choice and multiple response questions.
Replace Font
If you want to change the font of your entire test, choose Replace Font from the Edit
menu. Select the fonts and sizes you want to use, and click the Replace All button. All
questions in your test will instantly update with the newly selected font choices.
Note: If you use the Replace Font option to replace a font, it is best to replace one
font (e.g., Times New Roman) with another (e.g., Arial). Do not choose to replace all
fonts with another font. This could cause unintended results such as replacing symbols
or other special characters (e.g., Symbol).
Adjust Multiple Choice
Do you need to alter a multiple choice test for a special-needs student? Choose Adjust
Choices/Columns from the Question menu to adjust your test. You can instantly
reduce the number of choices in all of your multiple choice questions.
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Layout and Style
Several state and national test styles are built into the ExamView Test Generator.
Instantly format your test by choosing a style from the Style Gallery. For example, if
you want to format your test to look like the PSAT, choose Style Gallery from the Test
menu. Select the PSAT option and click the OK button.
If you do not see a style that suits you in the Style Gallery, you can customize the test
with the Layout and Style commands. Choose Layout from the Test menu, and set the
layout options. Then click the Style icon and choose your fonts and styles. The figure
below shows an example of a test with a customized bubble sheet style.
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Print a Paper Test
After you create or open a test, you can print a paper test in just a few simple steps.
When you choose to print a test, the ExamView Test Generator prints the test and
the answer key exactly how it appears on screen.
To print a test…
1. Choose Print Test from the File menu, or click the
toolbar button.
2. Set the print options.
If you choose two or more versions of the test, you can choose to scramble the
questions using several options. If the test includes dynamic questions, the
ExamView Test Generator can calculate new values for each test.
As part of the test, you can print an answer strip to make it easier to score paper
tests and a version map that identifies how questions align on each version of a
test.
Windows only: To print a bubble answer sheet, select the Print Bubble Form
option from the File menu. Refer to the Print a Bubble Form section in this user
guide for further details.
3. Click the OK button.
Note: If you received the software packaged with tests or question banks provided
by a publisher, please refer to the publisher’s copyright notice for information on
the distribution of printed tests.
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Print a Bubble Form
(WINDOWS ONLY)
Using either the ExamView Test Generator or ExamView Test Manager, you can print
bubble forms to accompany your test. These forms are compatible with the plainpaper scanning feature of the ExamView Assessment Suite. Refer to the Plain-Paper
Scanning section of the Score Paper Tests with a Scanner section in this user guide.
(Windows only) To print a bubble
form…
1. Choose Print Bubble Form from
the File menu.
2. Select the form that best fits your
assessment needs.
When highlighted, a description
of the selected form will be
displayed on the right.
Note: Visit our website (www.fscreations.com) to download additional forms.
3. Click the OK button.
Publish or Export an Online Test
The ExamView Test Generator lets you publish a test in a variety of online formats.
Regardless of the online testing option you choose, the steps to build a test are the
same as those you use to create a paper test.
Online testing options…
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Publish a test for use on your local area network (LAN).
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Publish a test to the ExamView Learning & Test Center or a publisher’s
website.
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Export a test as an HTML document that you can post to your own website.
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Export a test for use with your ANGEL, Blackboard, or WebCT learning
management system (Windows only).
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Publish a test directly to ANGEL or WebCT (Windows only).
The online testing format that you choose depends on your specific needs. Refer to
the other sections in this manual for a complete description of the various options.
Detailed instructions are available to guide you through the process of publishing an
online test.
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Working with Learning Management Systems
(WINDOWS ONLY)
The ExamView Assessment Suite works with Learning Management Systems (LMS)
including ANGEL, Blackboard and WebCT (Campus Edition and Vista). Tests and question
banks can either be published directly to or exported to a file format that can be
uploaded to these LMS.
(Windows only) To publish a test or question bank…
1. Start the ExamView Test Generator and create or open a test or question bank.
2. On the File menu, point to Publish To, and then click the target Learning
Management System.
3. Select the LMS server profile and click OK.
4. Complete the options in the dialog and click OK.
5. Login to your LMS to view the ExamView content.
(Windows only) To export a test or question bank…
1. Start the ExamView Test Generator and create or open a test or question bank.
2. On the File menu, point to Export, and then click the target Learning Management
System.
3. Name the file and click Save. Complete the options in the dialog and click OK.
4. Login to your LMS and upload the exported test/question bank.
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ENTER YOUR OWN QUESTIONS
When you build a test using the ExamView Test Generator, you do so by selecting
questions from question banks. A question bank (or bank) is a collection of questions
and all of the related items (pictures, equations, learning objectives, standards, etc.)
stored in one file. Each question bank may contain up to 250 questions, but you can
have an unlimited number of banks. Typically, questions are organized into banks by
chapter or lesson.
Using the ExamView Test Generator, you can…
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Enter new questions or edit existing questions.
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Copy and paste questions from another source.
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Using the EV Import Utility, import questions from a Word document or an RTF
file (Windows only).
IMPORTANT: You can create a new question or edit a question while building a test.
However, editing a question after it is included on a test does not change the original
question in the question bank. You must edit questions or add new ones in a question
bank to make those questions available when you build your tests.
Question Bank Basics
If you have not used the ExamView Test Generator to create your own questions,
there are a few things to consider before you get started. For example, you can
include more information than just the question (e.g., answer, learning objective or
standard, student feedback, etc.). Take a few moments to review the information
presented here before you begin the next section.
Question Types
When you create your own questions, you can include one or
more of the following question types.
True/False
Modified True/False
Multiple Choice
Multiple Response
Bimodal
Yes/No
Numeric Response
Completion
Matching
Short Answer
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Essay
Case
Other
You can use a
bimodal
question as a
short answer
or a multiple
choice
question on a
test.
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Question Information
Questions can include optional information that is useful
when creating a test. For example, you can include
learning objectives (or standards) and then select questions
based on those objectives. You can also use this
information to generate class and student reports. You can
enter any or all of the following information with each
question.
Difficulty
Reference
Learning Objective
National Standard
State Standard
Local Standard
Miscellaneous
Use the pipe ( | )
character to enter
more than one
data element
such as a state
standard –
MA3-1.2 | MA4-1.
Topic
Keywords
Notes
Question metadata can be directly keyed into the appropriate information field or
added using a list. To view the list, place the cursor in the information field of interest
then click the
button. The default pick list is composed of question information
already present in other questions in the currently open bank or test.
Windows only: The pick list can be changed so that the default list is merged with
contents from an external list source. List files must conform to a specific formatting
convention and be stored in the Extras folder of the ExamView directory. Refer to the
List Authoring Guidelines help topic in the program for details on creating custom
pick lists.
(Windows only) To change the pick list source…
1. Click the
button to reveal a menu with available lists.
2. Select a list file name or choose to Restore Default.
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The name of the List Source is shown above the
list. This source will either show “Default” or the
name of the list file.
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The default list contains only unique entries
already recorded for questions in the active file.
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Selecting an external list file merges the entries
of that file with the default list, it does not
replace it. Entries for the external list file and the
default list are combined and sorted together
alphabetically.
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Only one file will be added to the default list at a time.
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Common metadata
information can be
saved in a list file
and shared or
distributed to
standardize the
entries by multiple
authors.
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If the external list file does not contain any entries for a particular category, the
list will not appear to change. However, other categories that are contained in
the external file will be updated.
Check for Content Updates
ExamView question banks are periodically updated to keep state standards and
question content current. Using the Check for Content Updates option in the Help
menu, you can check for updates as often as you like (requires an Internet connection).
Student Feedback
If you use the ExamView Assessment Suite to deliver online tests, you can include a
rationale and student feedback for each objective-based question (e.g., multiple
choice). As a result, you can set up your online tests to display feedback for incorrect
responses.
For paper and
online tests, you
can print a report
with the rationale
for each item a
student answers
incorrectly.
Narratives
A narrative is a table, a descriptive passage, a special instruction, a picture, or other
information that can be attached to (or linked to) one or more questions. All questions
linked to the same narrative print together as a group on a test. Possible uses for a
narrative include a reading passage, map, chart, or photo.
Images
You can easily insert an image (e.g., graph, map, photo, etc.) into a question or an
answer. Or, you can copy and paste an image from another program. Whichever option
you use, be sure to consider the size and readability of the image.
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Color images and photos can use a lot of memory that, in turn,
increase the size of the test or question bank file. For example, a
single color photo can be 1-2 MB. For paper tests, the size of an
image is not that critical. However, the image size does affect
online tests. Imagine students downloading a test via the Internet
that includes three or four photos. If you use color images, use the
lowest possible resolution.
If you plan to include an image in a question, you should check the
image for readability. Can you read the information on your screen
and on paper? If you create your own art, use a larger font for text
that appears as part of an image. For best results and smaller file
sizes, use black and white or 256-color images.
You can edit a
question and
double-click an
image to see how
much space it
requires. You can
also reduce the
color setting of
the image.
Other Issues
If you create your own questions or edit existing questions, consider these additional
guidelines.
When you create your own questions…
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Do not write questions that refer to another question or depend on a particular
question order. Remember that you can scramble questions on a test. And, if
you randomly choose questions, you may not get all of the questions you need.
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Use tables, not tabs, if you need to create tabular material. Tables work much
better, especially for online tests.
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Use standard fonts (e.g., Times New Roman, Arial, etc.). If you use other fonts,
you may have difficulty sharing the question banks with someone who does not
have the fonts you used. This can be a problem for online tests too.
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For multiple choice and multiple response questions, be sure to set the scramble
options for questions that include choices such as All of the above or None of
the above. You would not want one of these choices to appear as choice a or b.
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Do not worry about entering the instructions for the questions. ExamView Test
Generator automatically includes instructions for each question type. (Note:
question type instructions are not shown when tests are set to allow for mixed
question types.)
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For questions that require specific instructions add the instruction line to the
question stem or within a narrative.
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Questions that contain wide images, tables, or equations will not display in twocolumn format. If you plan to format your test with two columns, try to keep
your images to roughly three inches or smaller in width.
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A Hands-On Tutorial
This section provides a tutorial that will guide you step-by-step through the entire
process to create a question bank using the ExamView Test Generator. You will learn
how to create a variety of question types, save the bank, use a narrative, insert art,
enter question information, and print a question bank.
Create a New Question Bank
1. Start the ExamView Test Generator program.
2. Choose Create a new question bank from the Welcome Screen.
If you are currently working in the test builder, choose Switch to Question Bank
Editor from the File menu and then select the option to create a new bank.
3. Name the question bank ExamView Sample Bank and click the OK button.
An empty question bank page (except for the title) appears on your screen. If you
want to edit the title, simply double-click it and change the title.
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Enter True/False Questions
1. Click the New button at the bottom of the window.
2. Choose True/False and click the OK button.
The question entry screen for a true/false question will appear. Depending on the
question type, the entry screen provides different options. For example, the
multiple choice screen includes space to enter each choice.
3. Type the following question in the question entry area.
Using ExamView you cannot create different versions of the same test.
4. Use the Answer pull-down menu in the lower right corner of the window to set the
answer to False.
5. Click the Info button at the bottom of the window.
6. Type Easy for the difficulty, 221-223 for the
reference, and click the OK button.
7. Click the Record button.
You should see the question you just entered on the
question bank page. If you do not see the question
information immediately after the question, choose
Preferences from the Edit menu. Click the Layout
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questions are
assigned a value
of 1 point. You
can change the
points in the
Question Info
window.
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icon, and then the Question Information tab. Select the options to show difficulty
and reference.
8. Proofread the question. If you need to make any changes, double-click the question.
Or, highlight it and click the Edit button at the bottom of the window.
9. Create two more true/false questions using the following information.
ExamView gives you almost complete control over the appearance of a test so
that you can customize it to meet your testing requirements.
ANS: T
DIF: Easy
REF: 245
Stylized text, fonts, and special characters cannot be used in a test question.
ANS: F
DIF: Challenging
REF: 237
Save the Question Bank
1. Proofread your work and make any changes as
needed.
2. Choose Save from the File menu.
3. Enter a question bank file name, and select a
location where you want to save the file.
Be sure to save
your question bank
on a regular basis.
From time to time,
make a backup of
your files.
4. Quit the program, or continue with the next part
of this tutorial.
Create Multiple Choice Questions with a Narrative
1. If necessary, start the program and open the
question bank you just created for this tutorial.
2. Click the New button, and choose to create a
multiple choice question.
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Ctrl+N (Windows)
or Cmd+N
(Macintosh) to
create a new
question. Or,
choose New from
the Question
menu.
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3. Enter the following question, answer, and question information.
Based on Table 1-1, ExamView 6 includes which feature?
a.
b.
c.
d.
QuickTest Wizard
Two-Column Layout
Select by Standard
All of the above
ANS: D
DIF: Average
REF: 242-245
4. Set the answer to d.
5. Choose a-c in the Scramble box to scramble choices a-c only when you create a
test, and set 1 for the columns.
6. Click the Narrative button, click New, and enter the following narrative.
Use the Table menu to insert a table. If you have time, format the table as shown
below. Center the information in the last two columns, shade the first row, and
make the column labels bold.
QuickTest Wizard
Two-Column Layout
Internet Test-Hosting
Select by Standard
Mixing Question Types
ExamView 5.0
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
ExamView 6.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Table 1-1
7. Enter EV Table 1-1 for the narrative name and click
the Record button.
8. Click the Done button to return to the question
entry window.
It is important to
use a unique
name for each
narrative you
create.
9. Record the question.
When you record the question, both the question
and the narrative appear together.
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10. Enter the following question, answer, and question information.
Based on Table 1-1, ExamView 5 does not include which feature?
a.
b.
c.
d.
QuickTest Wizard
Internet Test-Hosting
Mixing Question Types
Select by Standard
ANS: C
DIF: Average
REF: 242-245
11. Click the Narrative pop-up (not the button) and choose the EV Table 1-1 narrative
to link this question to the table you already created.
12. Record the question, and be sure to save your work.
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Enter Completion Questions and Run Spell Check
1. Choose to create a new completion question.
2. Enter the following question, answers, and question information.
Notice that the question has three possible answers. For online tests, students can
respond with any one of the answers.
ExamView is a computer ____________________
that allows you to build paper and online tests.
ANS:
program
application
tool
DIF: Average
Use the Shift key
and hyphen to
create the space
to write an
answer.
REF: 247
3. Enter the next question, answer, and question information.
Use the online ____________________ whenever you need additional
instructions to use the ExamView software.
ANS: help
DIF: Easy
REF: 251
4. After you record the question, choose Spell Check from the Edit menu.
5. Save your work.
Create a Short Answer Question with a Picture
1. Choose to create a new short answer question.
2. Enter the following question, answer, and question information; but do not record
the question.
Describe the picture above. What format is used and how big is it?
ANS: Student answers will vary depending on the picture used.
DIF: Average
REF: 277
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3. Insert one or two blank lines above the question, and move the cursor to the first
line.
4. Choose Picture from the Insert menu, locate a picture, and insert it into the
question.
If you cannot find a picture, start a paint program and create a simple illustration.
Then, copy and paste the picture into the question.
5. After you insert a picture, double-click the image and choose the Picture tab.
This window shows the memory size for the image. You can also change the color
settings here.
Remember to
keep the memory
size of each
picture as small
as possible.
6. Close the Format Picture window and record the question.
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Wrap Things Up
1. Save the question bank.
2. Print a copy of the questions and review them.
3. Make any needed changes.
Remember that you can double-click a question or narrative to edit it. Or, you can
highlight an item and click the Edit button.
If you want, switch to the Test Builder using the File menu and choose to create a
new test. Use the questions you just entered to build your test. Notice that as you
build the test, the instructions automatically appear (provided that your test is set
to group questions by question type).
4. Quit the program.
Copy and Paste Questions
If you have questions in another format (e.g., word processor, another test generator,
database, etc.), you can copy and paste questions from that program into the
ExamView Test Generator. While this is a simple process, it can be time consuming.
Usually, the copy and paste method is best for just a few questions.
Note: If you have many questions in a word processor format such as Microsoft Word,
you can use the ExamView Import Utility (Windows only) to quickly import your
questions. Refer to the next section for instructions.
To copy and paste questions…
1. Choose to create a new question in a question bank or a test.
2. Highlight and copy the text (e.g., from your word processor) that you want to paste
into a question.
3. Switch to the ExamView Test Generator question entry window.
4. Paste the text into the question.
Depending on the question type, you may have to copy and paste the question
separately from the answer. However, you can quickly copy/paste multiple choice
and multiple response questions. Using the SmartPaste option, you can
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automatically copy the choices into the appropriate places in the question entry
window.
To use SmartPaste, highlight an entire multiple choice or multiple response
question including the choices (a. b. c. d. e.) in your word processor and select
Copy. Switch to the question entry window and press F7 (not Ctrl/Cmd+V or Paste).
Import Questions from a Word Processor
(WINDOWS ONLY)
If you have all or most of your questions in a word processor format such as Microsoft
Word, you can use the EV Import Utility (installed with the other ExamView
Assessment Suite programs, for Windows only) to import your questions into the
ExamView Test Generator format very quickly. The program includes step-by-step
instructions that explain how to import your questions.
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WORKING WITH CLASSES AND ASSIGNMENTS
The ExamView Test Manager provides the features you need to track results for paper
and online tests. To begin, you must create a new class. Then, you can manually enter
the student information or import a roster from another format such as your
gradebook. Follow the steps in the appropriate section to create a new class and enter
your roster.
IMPORTANT: You do not have to create a new class if you do not plan to track student
results or give online tests.
Create a New Class
Before you enter student information, you must create a new class. To do so, you must
enter information about your class (e.g., class name, class ID, period, and section) and
yourself (name, ID, school name, school ID, city, and state). Just a few of the fields
are required. Other fields, such as the password and school ID, are optional.
To create a new class…
1. Launch the ExamView Test Manager. A startup
window with two options will appear. Choose the
Start a new class option.
If you are already working with the ExamView Test
Manager, save the current class and choose New
Class from the File menu.
You can change
the information
at any time by
choosing Class
Information in
the Edit menu.
2. Enter the class name and other fields as needed.
3. Enter your name, school name, city, and state. The other fields are optional.
4. Click the OK button to record the class information.
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Enter Student Names and IDs Manually
After you create a new class, the next step is to enter your students. At a minimum,
you must enter each student’s name and assign an ID. You may also enter an alias,
password, and pad ID. ExamView Test Manager provides an option to show the alias
instead of the name and ID on reports. You can assign a unique password to each
student to use when taking an online (LAN) test and a pad ID for collect assessment
data using eInstruction response pads.
ExamView Test Manager allows you to generate reports using optional demographic
information such as gender, socio-economic factors, race, and custom fields (e.g.,
instructor, location, etc.). Simply click the More button in the New Student window
to display the data entry fields to record this information.
To enter student information manually…
1. Continue from the previous section where you created a new class. Or, start the
ExamView Test Manager to begin a new class or open an existing class.
2. Click the
toolbar button or choose Add New
Student from the Student menu.
3. Enter the student’s first name, last name, and ID.
Note: If you plan to use a scanner, use digits only
(e.g., 520403) for the ID. Most scanner forms
provide for numeric IDs only. For online testing, use
unique student IDs across all of your classes. To use
eInstruction response pads, be sure to assign pad ID
values (1-1000).
The Student Alias,
Password, and Pad
ID fields are
optional.
Click More to view
additional student
fields.
4. Click the Next button to record the student.
When you click the Next button the program records the student and clears the
data entry field so that you can enter the next student.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to enter all of your students.
6. Click the OK button when you are finished entering students.
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Import a Class Roster
ExamView Test Manager makes it easy to import your student roster from other file
types. At a minimum, the file must include the student’s first name, last name, and
unique student ID.
Import Class Roster from Text
The text file can be either comma- or tab-delimited, include the fields in any order,
and contain additional information. In just a few steps, you can quickly map the
pertinent information and start the import process.
To import a class roster from a text file…
1. Start ExamView Test Manager to begin a new class or open an existing class.
2. From the File menu, select Import then the Class Roster from Text... option. A file
selection window will appear.
•
The text file can contain comma-delimited or tab-delimited data elements.
•
Text files can be “.txt” or “.csv”
formats. (Windows also recognizes the
“.tsv” file format)
3. Macintosh: Select the text file to import
and click the Import button. The Import
Class Roster from Text dialog will appear.
Windows: Select the text file to import and
click the Open button. The Import Class
Roster Wizard start-up screen will appear.
4. Macintosh: Using the pull-down menus,
map each Test Manager field to the data
element in the text file. At a minimum,
the first name, last name, and student ID
must be mapped. Click the OK button to
complete the import.
Windows: Select the option to Start a
new import definition profile or, if
available, Load an existing import
definition profile then click the OK
button. The first step of the Import Class
Roster Wizard will appear. Follow the
instructions in the next sections to
complete the import process.
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(Windows only) About import definition profiles…
•
All settings and mapping choices made while using the
Import Class Roster Wizard are stored in the import
definition profile (“.tid” file). If the profile is selected
in a future import, these setting are loaded into the
wizard dialogs. You must still click through the steps of
the wizard. You may choose to use the definition profile
without any changes or make adjustments to the import
mapping and save the definition as a new profile.
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At the end of the import mapping process, you will be
asked if you want to save the import definition profile.
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You can save your progress in the Import Class Roster
Wizard at any time by closing the window or clicking the Cancel button. You
will be asked if you want to save the import definition profile.
•
The list of available import definition profiles is made from saved “.tid”
definition files stored in the Extras folder within the ExamView program folder.
Import definition
profiles that are
common for a
school or district
can be created
and distributed
or shared. Simply
add the “.tid”
file to the Extras
folder in your
ExamView
(Windows only) Completing the Import Class Roster Wizard, step 1…
1. Set the row number to start importing student roster records.
•
Use the Preview window to view the first 10 rows of the text file. The row
numbers are included in the preview.
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•
Many text rosters contain header information, a row of labels for each data
column. You should not import the header row.
•
If the desired import starting point is more than 10 rows into file, it is
recommended that you delete the unnecessary rows from the file prior to
import.
2. Indicate how the student names are formatted in the text file by selecting the
appropriate radio button.
3. Click the Next button.
(Windows only) Completing the Import Class Roster Wizard, step 2…
1. Drag the names of field that you want to import from the text file to the target
boxes next to the corresponding Test Manager field name. Field names not dragged
into a target box will not be imported.
•
Student name and Student ID fields are required for import, all other fields are
optional.
•
Student IDs must be unique for the record to successfully import. If a duplicate
ID is found in the existing class or within the text file, that record will not be
imported. A status message at the end of the import process will report if any
records were skipped and how many were skipped.
•
Field names can be dragged to more than one target box. For example, the
student’s last name can be mapped to both Last Name and Password.
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2. Use the arrow buttons to advance or reverse the contents being previewed.
•
The preview will be updated in both the Source Text Fields list and in the
import target boxes. This is a useful tool for verifying that the desired import
data is mapped to the proper Test Manager category.
3. Click the Next button.
(Windows only) Completing the Import Class Roster Wizard, step 3…
1. Value restricted fields correspond to check boxes in the Student Information dialog
and require additional mapping to indicate which check box should be selected.
Value restricted fields flagged for import will display either a checkmark or warning
icon next to their name. To ensure successful import of all the desired data,
advanced field mapping should be performed until no warning icons are displayed.
Click the Edit Mapping button to perform this step.
•
Value restricted fields not flagged for import will have the Edit Mapping button
disabled.
•
You may continue with the import process and ignore the warnings, but values
that are not mapped to a check box will be ignored when imported.
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2. If flagged for import, select the format for the date of birth data using the dropdown list.
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Only digits can be used to indicate month (M), day (D), and year (Y) values.
Dates cannot use strings such as "August" or "Aug." for the month.
•
Digits can be contiguous (e.g. MMDDYYYY) or separated by slashes (e.g.
MM/DD/YYYY), dashes (e.g. MM-DD-YYYY) or spaces (e.g. MM DD YYYY).
•
Year values can be specified using four digits or just the last two digits
3. Click the Finish button. A message will appear asking if you want to save the
import definition profile.
4. Save the import definition profile by clicking the Yes button, continue to import
without saving the profile by clicking the No button, or click Cancel to return to
the wizard.
5. After the import process is complete, a message will appear showing the number
of student records successfully added and the number of records that were
skipped.
Much of the student demographic information is presented as a series of check boxes.
These value restricted fields include: Gender, Grade Level, Sociological/Economic,
Race/Ethnicity, and Other. If any of these categories are flagged for import, additional
mapping will need to be performed to associate text terms with each check box.
(Windows only) To perform advanced import mapping…
1. Key entries for acceptable matches into the text fields next to the Test Manager
Category.
•
Separate multiple entries with commas.
•
Text matching is not case-sensitive.
•
You can copy entries from the Unique File Entries list and paste them into the
Text Matches field.
•
Mapping is not limited to the entries present in the current file. To make the
import definition profile more generalized, you may key in values not shown in
the Unique File Entries list but anticipate needing in a future import.
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2. Refer to the Unique File Entries list to determine if all unique entries have been
mapped. Entries not yet mapped will appear in red. Click the Update List button to
refresh the list. A warning icon will continue to be shown in the import wizard until
all entries have been mapped.
•
All value restricted fields have an Ignored entries sub-category. If you do not
want a particular entry to be imported, key it into this field. Entries listed here
will not be imported, but they will no longer appear unmapped and cause the
warning icon to appear in the import wizard.
3. Click the OK button to return to the import wizard.
Import Class Roster from CPS Database/Package
Test Manager allows you to quickly import your class roster from an existing CPS
database (Windows only) or CPS Package (Windows/Macintosh). Student last names,
first names, pad IDs, student IDs, and other available student information are
imported into the Test Manager class file.
To import a class roster from a CPS database/package…
1. Start ExamView Test Manager to begin a new class or open an existing class.
2. From the File menu, select Import then the Class Roster from CPS... (Windows) or
Class Roster from CPS Package… (Macintosh). A file selection window will appear.
3. Select the CPS database (“.cps” file) or CPS package (“.cxm” file) to import and
click the Open button.
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Test Manager requires that a unique student ID is assigned to every student.
Either assign student IDs to all students within CPS prior to import or select the
option to automatically add student IDs to the imported roster.
•
A maximum of 1000 students can be imported into Test Manager. If the CPS
database contains more than 1000 students, you will have the option to import
just the first 1000 records or cancel the import.
4. If more than one roster is detected in the database file, a list will open showing the
roster names and number of students in each roster. Select the roster to import and
click the OK button.
5. The roster is imported and a summary of the number of imported student records
will appear. Click the OK button.
Export a Class Roster
ExamView Test Manager easily allows you to export your student roster for use in
other programs.
Export Roster as Text
At a minimum, the exported file will include the student names. Other information
fields such as student ID, password, student alias, and pad ID may also be included.
To export a class roster as text…
1. Start ExamView Test Manager to open an existing class.
2. From the File menu, choose Export then Class Roster as Text.
3. Select the desired export options then click the OK button.
4. Name the text file and select the save location.
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Export Roster as CPS Database/Package
Test Manager allows you to quickly export your class roster as a CPS database
(Windows only) or CPS package. This ability gives you the flexibility to use the best
features of ExamView and CPS.
To export a class roster as a CPS Database/Package…
1. Open an existing class in ExamView Test Manager.
2. From the File menu, choose Export then Class Roster as CPS Database (Windows
only) or Class Roster as CPS Package.
3. Name the database/package file and select the save location.
•
The class information is also exported, including: class name, instructor name,
school name, city, state, and other optional class information if provided.
•
The roster exports as much of the student information as possible, including:
student name, student ID, pad ID, gender, ethnicity, and economically
disadvantaged status.
•
Although an optional field in ExamView, the pad ID assignment is required in
CPS. If any student does not have a pad ID assigned, an option to automatically
assign pad IDs will be offered.
4. Click Save. The class file is now available as a native CPS database/package.
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Create an Assignment
Before you can score a test, you must first build it using ExamView Test Generator
and then create an assignment in ExamView Test Manager. When you create the
assignment, the ExamView Test Manager automatically opens the test file and reads
the following information for each question (if available): answer, reference, learning
objective, local standard, state standard, national standard, and points.
To build a test and create an assignment…
1. Start ExamView Test Generator, build a test, and save it.
Automated scoring methods such as scanning or response device transmission only
work with objective questions such as multiple choice and true/false. If your test
includes open-ended questions such as short answer or essay, you must manually
score those questions and record the points.
If your test includes
Note: If you plan to administer multiple
objective and open(scrambled) versions of a test, create one
ended questions,
version, print it, and then save the file.
place the objective
Scramble the test to create the next version,
questions (e.g.,
print it, and save the test. For each unique test,
multiple choice) at
you must create a separate assignment.
the beginning of the
test.
2. Start ExamView Test Manager and choose to
open a class.
3. Click
from the toolbar, choose Create New Assignment from the Assignment
menu, or click the New Assignment button.
4. In the New Assignment dialog, enter assignment name, category, term, and date.
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5. Choose the option(s) to identify how you will administer the test. Click the Next
button.
6. Select the file name that corresponds to the test
you created in ExamView Test Generator. Click
the Next button.
When you click the Next button, the program
reads the answer key and other information that
it needs to autoscore the test.
You can click the
Preview Test
button to make sure
that you are
selecting the correct
test.
Note: If necessary, click the Folder button to
locate your test.
7. Review the summary information, and click the Finish button to complete the
process.
After you create the assignment, it appears in ExamView Test Manager work area.
Notice the highlighted area in the figure below. The program shows the assignment
title, date, category, term, and possible points. A placeholder (--) appears for each
score.
You will learn how to get results from various sources in the following sections.
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Import an Assignment
Importing an assignment from another application brings in student responses, points
earned, correct answers, and some of the question information. Not all question types
or question information are supported for imported assignments and the questions
themselves cannot be viewed from within ExamView Test Manager. Aside from these
limitations, imported assignments appear identical to ExamView-created assignments
and can be analyzed using ExamView Test Manager's powerful reporting tools.
Importing from a CPS Database/Package
If you use CPS software to collect assessment data, you can import those results and
analyze the performance using ExamView’s reporting tools.
To import an assignment from a CPS database/package…
1. Use CPS to collect session data to be used as an ExamView assignment. Save the
session in a CPS database (“.cps” file) or CPS package (“.cxm” file).
2. Launch ExamView Test Manager and open the class containing the roster that
matches the CPS database roster.
2. From the File menu, select Import then the Assignments from CPS… (Windows) or
Assignments from CPS Package… (Macintosh) option. The import dialog will appear.
3. Navigate to the CPS database/package file and click the Open button. The Import
Assignments from CPS dialog will appear.
4. Complete Step 1 dialog information, selecting the session data to be imported, and
click the Next button.
A. First select the CPS class roster that corresponds to the Test Manager class
roster. The session data associated with the roster will automatically be listed
below.
B. Once the roster is verified, select some or all of the session data listed in the
dialog. Each session data listing that is selected will import into Test Manager
as a separate assignment.
5. Complete Step 2 dialog information, assigning point values, and click the Next
button
6. Review the summary information. Click Finish to accept the imported assignments
into Test Manager.
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Notes:
•
CPS assigns equal point values for all questions within a session. By default, this
value is 1 point per question. A different point value may be entered for each
assignment.
•
Individual question point values can be changed after the assignment is
imported by editing the assignment information.
•
Student records are matched to the ExamView Test Manager roster based on
Student ID alone. First name, last name, and pad IDs are not compared.
•
Each assignment can contain a maximum of 250 questions. CPS session data that
exceed this limit will only import the first 250 questions.
Export Assignment Results
(WINDOWS ONLY)
ExamView Test Manager allows you to export your assignment data as formatted text
files (“.csv”). These files may then be read into many popular gradebook or other
progress tracking software applications.
Exporting for Learning Management Systems
Using ExamView, you can export student assignment results for ANGEL, Blackboard
and WebCT Vista. This export feature gives you the flexibility to collect and analyze
assignment results in ExamView Test Manager and then post them online to your
Learning Management System.
(Windows only) To export assignment results…
1. Start the ExamView Test Manager and open or create a class file with at least one
assignment.
2. Choose Export from the File menu, and select the target Learning Management
System.
3. Complete the export dialog options and click OK to export the assignment results. A
save dialog will open.
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4. Set the location where you want to save the exported file, enter a file name, and
click the Save button. The results will be saved as a “.csv” file.
5. Login to your LMS and upload the exported assignment results.
Exporting Detailed Assignment Results
In addition to supporting formats for uploading into various LMS platforms, a Detailed
Results as Text option allows an assignment to be exported with information about
individual questions (not just overall scores) as well as exporting student demographic
information (not just name and ID). This export feature is useful for bringing
assignments into other grade book or data analysis packages.
(Windows only) To export detailed assignment results…
1. Start the ExamView Test Manager and open or create a class file with at least one
assignment.
2. From the File menu, choose Export then Detailed Results as Text. The export
dialog will open.
3. Complete the export dialog options and click OK to export the detailed assignment
results. A save dialog will open.
4. Set the location where you want to save the exported file, enter a file name, and
click the Save button. The results will be saved as a “.csv” file.
5. Login to your LMS and upload the exported assignment results.
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SCORE PAPER TESTS WITH A SCANNER
Using the ExamView Test Manager, you can easily score student assignments with a
scanner. Currently, the program supports the following dedicated OMR scanners:
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Apperson Advantage™ 1200 and the Pearson/NCS EZData scanner.
Windows Only: In addition to dedicated OMR scanning, with the Windows version of
the ExamView Assessment Suite you can also use ordinary image scanners to perform
plain paper scanning to score assignments.
When you use a scanner to score your students’ tests, you…
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Save time.
Get detailed results data.
Saving time is an obvious advantage. Scanner technology
multiple choice, multiple response, and true/false
questions. If a test includes both objective and openended questions, you can score the objective questions
with a scanner and then manually score the open-ended
questions, recording the points earned for those
questions.
makes it easy to score
A scanner makes
scoring
assignments quick
and easy. And,
you get detailed
results for your
class.
The primary purpose of the ExamView Test Manager is
gathering detailed performance data to help you make
effective decisions. A scanner provides a means to
gather the data from paper tests to score your
students’ work and generate various reports. If your tests include learning objectives,
state standards, etc., you can then use that information to pinpoint areas where
individual students need additional help. You can also use that data to identify trends
for your entire class.
IMPORTANT:
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You must use specific forms with the scanners. Go to our website
(www.fscreations.com) for a complete list of supported scanners and forms.
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You can only score objective questions (e.g., multiple choice, multiple
response, yes/no, and true/false) using a scanner. However, your test may
include open-ended questions that you can score manually using the Edit
Scores option.
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Using Bubble Forms for Scanning
After you create an assignment, the next step is to administer the test and have the
students fill in their responses on bubble forms compatible with your scanner.
For dedicated OMR scanners, ExamView-specific bubble forms must be used. These
preprinted forms are ordered from the manufacturer. Refer to the Dedicated OMR
Scanning section of this guide for details on supported scanner models, form numbers,
and manufacturer contact information.
Windows Only: With plain-paper scanning, forms are printed directly from a laser
printer from either the Test Generator or Test Manager. Refer to the Print a Bubble
Form section in this guide for additional details.
(Windows Only) Plain-paper scanning notes…
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Plain-paper scanning only supports FSCreations bubble forms.
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The bubble form must be installed into the copy of Test Manager where the
results are being scanned. Verify that the form name appears in the list of
forms displayed in the Print Bubble Form dialog. If the form name does not
appear, visit the FSCreations website (www.fscreations.com) to download the
form installer.
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Forms should be printed on letter sized (8.5” x 11”) white paper at 100% scale,
in portrait orientation only. Plain paper scanning does not support forms
printed on other paper sizes, colored paper, or forms that have been scaled or
printed in landscape orientation.
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For best results, a laser printer is recommended for printing the bubble forms.
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Forms must either be printed directly from ExamView or photocopied from an
original printout. Do not use forms that are photocopied from a photocopy.
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Verify that the forms are placed properly into the scanner ADF or flatbed.
Check that the orientation of the image side of the form matches the direction
specified by the scanner manufacturer.
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Verify that the bubbles are properly filled in with dark marks and erasures are
complete.
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Dedicated OMR Scanning
Dedicated Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) scanners are designed specifically for
reading special bubble forms, ordered from the manufacturer. Scanning these forms
reads the students’ responses for each question, stores this information for each
student, and automatically calculates their score based on the point values assigned to
the questions.
The following OMR scanners and forms are currently supported by ExamView Test
Manager and appear as options in the Get Results from Scanner dialog even if the
hardware is not available.
Apperson
Scanner: Advantage 1200
Forms: 2850, 2851, 2854
Website: www.appersonedu.com
Pearson/NCS
Scanner: EZData
Forms: 258936, 258937, 259402, 259404,
259405
Website: www.pearsonncs.com
To get results from a dedicated OMR scanner…
1. Launch ExamView Test Manager and open the class.
2. Select (highlight) the assignment that you will be scoring.
3. Click the
toolbar button, or choose Get Results from Scanner from the
Assignment menu.
4. Select the OMR scanner from the drop-down list box. The option to Print correct
answers on scanner sheet will automatically become enabled if it is a feature
supported by the selected scanner model.
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5. Select the connection port to which the scanner is connected, or click Detect
Scanner to automatically set the port.
6. Select the form used from the drop-down list box. The list of available forms will
change depending upon the selected scanner model.
7. Set the beginning question number and click Next.
Tip: To save paper, you can reuse the same forms for several assignments. For
example, you can administer and scan a quiz with 10 questions. For the next quiz,
set the beginning question number to 11 and have your students fill in the bubbles
for questions 11-20.
8. Click Start Scanning to activate the scanning session.
9. Scan the forms.
If the student ID on the form does not match an ID in your class roster, the program
will give you the option to select the student from your roster.
10. Click Finish to accept the scores and return to the gradebook.
General Notes:
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Verify that the scanner is connected properly before you try to scan the forms.
If you have trouble with the scanner, contact the manufacturer for support.
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You may include up to 100 objective questions on a test. If you have more than
100 questions, divide the test into two parts and create separate assignments.
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Place the objective questions at the beginning of the test and number the
questions consecutively (e.g., multiple choice 1-25, true/false 26-40, etc.).
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If you have a problem with a form, you can make corrections and then re-scan
it. If necessary, you can manually enter the points earned.
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You can include matching questions, but the choices are limited to the number
of choices available on the selected bubble form. Check the form that you
intend to use to be sure that the number of answer choices matches your test
questions. Or, you can include matching questions and score the questions
manually.
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The software allows you to get results for an assignment from multiple sources.
For example, you could administer a paper test to part of the class and an
online test to other students.
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You can scan forms in multiple sessions.
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If there are problems with a student’s form—missing responses, multiple
responses, out of range (e.g., entering an E if only A-D valid), etc.—an asterisk
( ) will appear next to that student’s name. Click the Stop Scanning button,
highlight the student’s name, and click the Edit button. You can change the
response for any item. Click the Start Scanning button to continue.
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Apperson Advantage 1200 Notes:
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If the scanner becomes unresponsive, click the Stop Scanning button, press the
Reset Options button (located on the scanner), and then click the Start
Scanning button. If that does not solve the problem, cancel the scanning
process. Turn the scanner off; turn the scanner on; and try to scan the forms
again.
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The Apperson scanner prints the percentage score on the scanner form. For tests
with only objective questions all set to 1 point, the score will be correct. If your
test includes open-ended questions, the score printed on the form will not
reflect the open-ended questions. Unfortunately, there is no way to turn off
printing. However, you can remove the print cartridges.
Pearson/NCS EZData Notes:
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If the status light turns an orange color, contact the manufacturer for
assistance. A problem may occur if there is a conflict between the scanner and
another hardware device.
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If you notice that the information is regularly misreading student responses,
follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for cleaning the scanner.
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Plain-Paper Scanning
(WINDOWS ONLY)
Plain-paper scanning allows you to print bubble forms using an ordinary laser printer
and scan the results using a TWAIN-compliant image scanner. Because forms can be
printed on-demand on standard sheets of paper, plain-paper scanning provides great
flexibility, convenience, and cost savings over dedicated OMR scanning. Additionally,
the hardware required for plain-paper scanning can be used for other purposes.
Plain-paper scanning reads the students’ responses for each question, stores this
information for each student, and automatically calculates their score based on the
point values assigned to the questions.
IMPORTANT:
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See our website (www.fscreations.com) for a list of image scanners that have
been validated for compatibility with the plain-paper scanning feature.
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Although not required, it is strongly recommended that the scanner is equipped
with an automatic document feeder (ADF) in order to be an effective tool for
plain paper scanning.
(Windows only) To get results from a plain-paper scanner…
1. Launch ExamView Test Manager and open the class.
2. Select (highlight) the assignment that you will be scoring.
3. Click the
toolbar button, or choose Get Results from Scanner from the
Assignment menu.
4. Select the desired scanner from the drop-down list box.
A separate entry will appear for every imaging device with TWAIN drivers installed
on the computer. Some scanner manufacturers will install multiple drivers for a
scanner, so multiple entries will appear in the list for a single scanner. Try to
select the entry for the scanner that is most appropriate for the model and
connection of your scanner.
Tip: With plain-paper scanning, there is no need to specify a form and an
assignment does not have to be answered using the same form for all students. For
example, you can administer a 50 question multiple choice test with most of the
class using form FSC50AE, but give students with special needs form FSC50AE Jr.
There is no need to sort the forms or specify which forms are being used. The form
information is automatically read in from each sheet as it is scanned.
5. Set the beginning question number and click Next.
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Tip: To save paper, you can reuse the same forms for several assignments. For
example, you can administer and scan a quiz with 10 questions. For the next quiz,
set the beginning question number to 11 and have your students fill in the bubbles
for questions 11-20.
6. Load the forms into the scanner ADF tray or flatbed.
Forms may be rotated 180۫ from each other but must be placed with the image sides
properly facing the scanning surface. Check that the orientation of the image face
of the forms matches the direction specified by the scanner manufacturer.
7. Click Start Scanning to initiate session.
8. Scan the forms.
If the student ID on the form does not match an ID in your class roster, the program
will give you the option to select the student from your roster.
9. Click Finish to accept the scores and return to the gradebook.
Notes:
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Verify that the scanner is connected properly before you try to scan the forms.
If you have trouble with the scanner, contact the manufacturer for support.
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If you have more questions than can be accommodated on a form, divide the
test into two parts and create separate assignments.
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Place the objective questions at the beginning of the test and number the
questions consecutively (e.g., multiple choice 1-25, true/false 26-40, etc.).
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If you have problem with a form, you can make corrections and then re-scan it.
If necessary, you can manually enter the points earned.
•
You can include matching questions, but the choices are limited to the number
of choices available on the selected bubble form. Check the form that you
intend to use to be sure that the number of answer choices matches your test
questions. Or, you can include matching questions and score the questions
manually.
•
The software allows you to get results for an assignment from multiple sources.
For example, you could administer a paper test to part of the class and an
online test to other students.
•
You can scan forms in multiple sessions.
•
If there are problems with a student’s for—missing responses, multiple
responses, out of range (e.g., entering an E if only A-D valid), etc.—an asterisk
( ) will appear next to that student’s name. Click the Stop Scanning button,
highlight the student’s name, and click the Edit button. You can change the
response for any item. Click the Start Scanning button to continue.
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SCORE PAPER TESTS WITH CPS RESPONSE PADS
Using ExamView Test Manager, you can easily administer paper tests and score them
with Classroom Performance System (CPS) response pads.
When you use response devices to score your students’ tests, you…
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Get instant, real-time results.
Engage students with technology.
Similar to scanning results, response pad technology makes it easy to automatically
grade most objective questions (e.g., multiple choice, yes/no, and true/false). If a
test includes both objective and open-ended questions, you can score the objective
questions with the response pads and then manually grade and record the points for
the open-ended questions later. Using response pads has the added advantage of
engaging students with technology. Entering and transmitting answers with response
pads is fun and easy!
About the Hardware
Supported Response Pads
Test Manager supports using CPS response pads to
transmit student results directly into the gradebook.
Supported response pads include both the infrared and
Gen2 radio frequency systems. Currently, only numbered
sets of pads (K-12) can be used with ExamView.
Individual, serial numbered pads (Higher Ed.) are not
supported at this time.
About the IR System
Each IR receiver unit supports up to 60 pads and under optimal conditions can accept
signals up to 60 feet away. Students must have a direct line-of-sight to successfully
transmit to a receiver and when under heavy use, may experience signal interference
that requires re-sending their response.
Students transmit their responses by simply pressing a button on the pad. A feedback
grid should be projected to the class to allow students to verify that their results have
been successfully received.
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About the Gen2 RF System
Each RF receiver unit supports up to 300 pads in K-12 mode and has a range of 200
feet. Unlike the IR system, RF pads are not limited to line-of-sight transmission.
Because of its large range, it is important that each classroom use a different channel
number to prevent communication problems. Pads and receivers are programmed by
eInstruction to a specific channel number and care should be taken not to mix the
pads from different sets. The channel number is displayed on the receiver in bright red
when powered by a USB connection. Access the summary screen to display the channel
number programmed for the pad.
For example, this summary screen shows that pad ID 3
(0003) is programmed to communicate on channel
number 15 (CH:15). Notice that the lower right of the
screen must show K12 (not HE) to work with ExamView.
Students may enter responses up to 12 characters in length which include letters A-J,
numbers, and symbols (+, -, *, /, X, Y, parentheses, decimal, space). Because of its
multi-character support, students must always press the Send button on the pad when
they are ready to transmit their answer. It is important that students verify that all of
their answers have been received. In Teacher-Led Student-Managed sessions, the
projected feedback grid changes color when responses are received. For StudentManaged sessions, the pad’s LCD screen displays a RECV’D message.
To check the channel number on the Gen2 RF pad…
1. Start with the pad powered off.
2. Press and hold down the Power/Join button. The pad and serial numbers will be
displayed.
3. While continuing to hold the Power/Join button down, press and hold down the
right arrow (>) button.
4. Continue to hold both buttons down for several seconds then release both buttons.
5. Press the left arrow (<) button. The summary screen should now appear.
6. Note the channel number (CH:#). Press the Send button to return the pad to
normal function.
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Assigning CPS Response Pad IDs
In order to correlate the transmitted data with student records, response pad IDs must
be assigned to students.
To assign a response pad ID…
1. If the Student Information window is not already open, double-click the student
you want to edit. Or, highlight the student and choose Edit Student Information
from the Student menu.
2. Enter the response pad ID number in the field labeled Pad ID. To assign pad IDs to
additional students, choose the student you wish to edit from the list on the left or
click the Previous or Next buttons.
3. When you are finished assigning pad IDs to students, click Done.
Notes:
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Pad ID values are limited to numbers ranging from 1 to 1000.
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Although pad IDs are an optional student information field, values must be
unique within the class file. In other words, the same pad ID cannot be
assigned to more than one student in the same class.
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Get Results from CPS Response Pads
After you create the assignment, hand out the paper test and response pads and start
the response pad session to get the student results directly into ExamView Test
Manager.
To get results from CPS response pads…
1. Launch ExamView Test Manager and open the class.
2. Select (highlight) the assignment that will be used in the response pad session.
3. Click the
toolbar button, or choose Get Results from then CPS Response Pads
from the Assignment menu.
4. Test Manager searches for eInstruction receivers attached to the computer then
opens the Get Results from CPS Response Pads dialog. All detected receivers are
automatically shown by their COM port in the Connection pull-down list.
5. Select the Session Delivery Mode using the pair of radio buttons.
Student-Managed: Students work in a self-paced mode. At any given time students
may be responding to different questions on the test. Depending on the hardware
system, the session will either open with a student feedback grid that must be
projected (IR) or an instructor feedback window that shows transmitted results in
real-time (RF).
Teacher-Led Student-Managed: The instructor controls the pace of the assessment
and leads the class through each question. For both IR and RF systems, a student
feedback grid must be projected for the session.
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6. Session settings may be verified or adjusted by clicking the Sessions Settings
button.
7. Click the OK button to close the dialog and open the response pad session window.
Notes:
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Verify that the receiver is connected properly before opening the Get Results
from eI Response Pads dialog. Click the Refresh List button if the receiver does
not appear in the Connection pull-down list.
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Some older models of the IR receiver require manual detection. Click the
Manual Detection button and follow the dialog instructions.
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Although CPS is not required for the pads and receivers to work with ExamView,
a USB-to-serial driver needs to be installed. If the receiver continues to fail
detection, try to reinstall this driver. Visit the eInstruction website
(www.einstruction.com) to download the latest version of this driver.
Student-Managed Sessions with IR Pads
Student-Managed IR sessions allow students to work at their own pace. Unlike StudentManaged RF sessions, these sessions require that a projector is used to display a
feedback grid. When the feedback grid opens, the main gradebook window is hidden
from view to prevent scores from being projected to the class.
The feedback grid includes a box for each student, the top half of each box shows the
pad ID number and the bottom half shows the current question number for that pad.
The numbers combined with color changes allow students to monitor their progress.
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IR Student-Managed feedback grid:
Feedback grid top numbers
correspond to pad IDs,
bottom numbers show the
current question number for
that pad. Notice how each
student works at their own
pace.
A summary of the feedback grid color meaning is shown below.
Dark Gray/Gray = Disabled
Blue/Gray = Unsupported Question
Session has not yet begun. All pads are
If the option to show unsupported questions
completely disabled. This example shows
is selected in the session settings, questions
the box for pad ID 3 waiting to answer
that cannot be answered with the response
question 1.
pads will appear with the blue/gray color
combination. Studenst must use the arrow
buttons to navigate past this question.
Light Blue/White = Ready for Response
Blinks Green = Same Response
Session is active. In this example,
The green color flash indicates that a new
student with pad ID 3 should answer
response has been received for the question,
question 1.
but it is the same as the previously recorded
response.
Blue/White = Question Answered
Blinks Yellow = Different Response
The top half (pad ID) turns blue when a
The yellow color flash indicates that a new
question (bottom number) is answered.
response has been received for the question
In this example, question 1 has been
and it is different from the previously
answered by pad ID 3.
recorded response.
Blue/Blue = All Questions Answered
Blinks Red = Out of Range Response
The bottom half (question number) turns
The red color flash and “X” display indicates
blue when all questions are answered for
that a response is out of range for the
a particular pad ID. In this example, pad
question. For example, “E” is answered for a
ID 3 has answered all questions and is
multiple choice question with choices A-D.
currently on question 10.
Out of range responses are ignored and the
question number is not advanced.
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Student-Managed Sessions with RF Pads
Student-Managed RF sessions allow students to work at their own pace and do not
require a projector to display a feedback grid. Students use the pad LCD to track
which question they are on and when a response has been received. Because answers
may include multiple characters, students need to press the Send button at the end of
every response to signify that the answer is complete. Questions that have been sent
will display a RECV’D message on the LCD. See the example screens below.
While students use their pad LCD to track their individual progress, instructors monitor
the class progress through the Get Results from CPS Response Pads session dialog.
The session dialog is not projected and shows the student results in real-time as they
are transmitted to the receiver.
Scores are shown in either points or percentages, depending on the display settings for
the main gradebook.
Teacher-Led Student-Managed Sessions
Teacher-Led Student-Managed mode has the teacher set the pace of the response pad
session and is especially appropriate for younger grades. The mechanics of this session
are the same for both IR and RF pads. A typical scenario for this mode would be to
administer an assessment in the traditional fashion using paper and pencil. At the end
of the test period, the teacher starts the response pad session, projecting the
feedback grid and leading the class through the process of transmitting their results.
The feedback grid displays each pad ID in a box that changes color when the student
transmits a response.
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Teacher-Led Student-Managed feedback grid:
Feedback grid numbers
correspond to pad IDs. Notice how
all students are responding to the
same question. The instructor
uses the arrow buttons (or arrow
keys on the keyboard) to change
the question number.
Click the arrow buttons or use the arrows on the keyboard to change the question
number displayed to the class.
A summary of the feedback grid color meaning is shown below.
Gray = Disabled
Blinks Green = Same Response
Session has not yet begun. All pads are
The green color flash indicates that a new
completely disabled. This example shows
response has been received for the question,
the box for pad ID 3 waiting to answer
but it is the same as the previously recorded
question 1.
response.
White = Ready for Response
Blinks Yellow = Different Response
Session is active. In this example,
The yellow color flash indicates that a new
student with pad ID 3 should answer
response has been received for the question
question 1.
and it is different from the previously
recorded response.
Blue = Question Answered
Blinks Red = Out of Range Response
The top half (pad ID) turns blue when a
The red color flash and “X” display indicates
question (bottom number) is answered.
that a response is out of range for the
In this example, question 1 has been
question. For example, “E” is answered for a
answered by pad ID 3.
multiple choice question with choices A-D.
Out of range responses are ignored and the
question number is not advanced.
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ADMINISTER ONLINE TESTS ON YOUR LOCAL AREA NETWORK
The ExamView Assessment Suite includes all of the tools you need to create and
administer online tests on your local area network (LAN). Use the online testing
features to save time grading tests and generate the information to improve student
performance.
You can create online tests that anyone can take using your local area network (LAN),
or you can assign a roster to an online test. For example, you can use ExamView Test
Generator to create self-grading practice tests (or study guides) that provide feedback
for incorrect responses. You can also use this testing option to administer chapter
tests, quizzes, benchmark tests, homework, and worksheets. Then, use ExamView
Test Manager to get results from an online test and produce reports.
Before You Begin
Before students can take tests using your local area network (LAN), you must get ready
for online testing.
1. Talk to your network administrator to secure space
on your local area network to put the online tests.
You and your students both need read/write (full)
access to the network folder.
2. Ask your network administrator to install the
ExamView Test Player on your network and to place
a shortcut on each workstation to access the
program. Or, you can install the player program on
each computer.
Talk to your
network
administrator to
get everything
set up before you
publish an online
test.
(Windows only) Advanced: You can create a shortcut for the program and set the
target properties to include the following options. For example, set the target to
c:\examview\evpro.exe /nobrowse.
/nobrowse
This option turns off the option for students to change the path
(or location) of the tests.
/noprefs
This option directs the program not to write the preferences to
the local computer.
/testpath=
This option allows you to set the default path for the tests.
3. Start ExamView Test Generator, choose Preferences from the Edit menu and click
the Files icon. Set the default online (LAN) path to the location on the network.
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Create an Online (LAN) Test without a Roster
You can publish an online test with or without a roster for your students to take on
your local area network (LAN). If you choose to publish a test without a roster, the
program automatically scores the test. Anyone may take the test; however, the results
are only available immediately after a student completes a test. No results are stored
in ExamView Test Manager, and you will not be able to prepare any student/class
reports.
To create and publish an online (LAN) test that anyone can take…
1. Start ExamView Test Generator and create or open
a test.
2. On the File menu, point to Publish To, and then
click ExamView Test Player on LAN.
3. Select Allow access to anyone and click Next.
Results are not
stored for online
tests without a
roster. These
tests are great
for practice tests
and homework.
4. Enter a test title and follow the steps to set the remaining options (i.e., password,
question order, number of questions, student feedback, and reports) for the online
test.
The program provides numerous options that allow you to customize the online
testing experience for your students’ needs. Click the Help button to view detailed
information about the online testing options.
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5. Review the test summary information and click the Save button to save the online
test to your local area network (LAN).
You can set the
default folder
using the
Preferences
option in the Edit
menu.
Note: When you save the online test, the program saves a specially formatted copy
of the test (with an “.eot” extension) to the location you specified. Remember that
your students must access the test file on the local area network (LAN). If you saved
the test to your hard drive, you must copy the online test (“.eot”, not “.tst”) to
your network.
6. If your test includes links to any multimedia files, you must copy those files
manually to the same location as the online test.
Students can now take the online test. See the Take a Test with the Test Player
section.
IMPORTANT: Preview the online test to make sure that everything is working. If you
notice an error, make changes to the original test and publish it again.
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Create an Online (LAN) Test with a Roster
With the ExamView Assessment Suite, you can easily track student test results. When
students take an online test, the program automatically scores the objective questions
and stores the information in a database. Then you can produce a variety of reports
and/or copy the results to your gradebook.
To create an online test with a roster, you must first build and publish the online test
using the ExamView Test Generator. Then, you must complete the process by
creating an assignment in the ExamView Test Manager program.
To create a test, publish the test, and track results for selected students…
1. Start the ExamView Test Generator and create or open a test.
2. On the File menu, point to Publish To, and then click ExamView Test Player on
LAN.
3. Choose Limit access to students in a particular class and click Next.
If you include
open-ended
questions, it is
easy to score
student responses
manually.
4. Select the Launch ExamView Test Manager after publishing online test checkbox
and click Save to save the online test.
Note: When you save the online test, the program saves a copy of the test (with an
“.eot” extension) to the location you specified. Remember that your students must
access that location on the local area network (LAN). If you saved the test to your
hard drive, you must copy the online test (the “.eot” file, not the “.tst” file) to
your network.
5. If your test includes links to any multimedia files, you must copy those files
manually to the same location as the online test.
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To assign an online test to a class…
1. Start the ExamView Test Manager (if necessary).
After you publish an online test, you must complete the process by creating an
assignment for that class.
2. Open a class file.
3. Click
or choose the Create New Assignment option from the Assignment menu.
4. Enter the assignment name, category, term, and date.
5. Choose the Online test delivered over a local area network (LAN) option to
identify how you will administer the test. Click the Next button.
Select an ExamView
online test (.eot),
not a regular test
(.tst) file name.
You can preview a
test to make sure it
is the right one.
6. Select the file name that corresponds to the test you published in the ExamView
Test Generator.
7. You can allow your students to complete the test multiple times or over multiple
sessions. Select the appropriate option(s) and click the Next button.
If you allow students to complete an online test over multiple sessions, the program
will save their work and let them continue where they left off in a prior session.
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8. Follow the steps to set the remaining options (i.e., password, test date, time limit,
question order, student feedback, and reports) for the online test.
The program provides numerous options that allow you to customize the online
testing experience for your students’ needs. Click the Help button to view detailed
information about the online testing options.
9. Review the summary information and click the Finish button.
After you create the assignment, it appears in the ExamView Test Manager work
area. Notice the highlighted area in the figure below shows the assignment title,
date, category, term, and possible points. A placeholder (--) is set for each
student’s score.
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10. You should preview the online test to make sure that the test itself and online
settings are correct.
IMPORTANT: To preview a test with a roster, start the EV Test Player and use one
of your student’s IDs to take the test. When you finish, go to the ExamView Test
Manager. Open the class file, select the assignment, and choose the Get Results
from a LAN Test option. You should see the score for that student. Next, highlight
(select) the student record and choose Clear Student Results from the Student
menu. Be sure to clear the results for only the test you just previewed. Be sure to
choose the Update Online Tests option in the File menu to apply the updates to the
online test.
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You can assign the same online test to multiple classes. Simply open another
class file and create an assignment. Point to the same online test when you
create the assignment. Make sure that your students’ IDs are unique across all
classes.
If you need to make any changes to the online settings (e.g., change the
password, edit the reporting options, etc.), choose the Edit Assignment
Information option from the Assignment menu.
If you notice mistakes in questions, misspelled words, etc. before any students
take a test, make your changes to the original test and publish it again.
IMPORTANT: You must delete the assignment from the class and then create a
new one. Otherwise, the answer key and other information will not match the
online test.
If you notice mistakes in questions, misspelled words, etc. after any students
take a test, you cannot make changes to the test. However, you can adjust the
points earned to adjust students’ scores as needed.
If you identify an incorrect answer or point value, choose the Edit Assignment
Information option from the Assignment menu. Click the Questions tab and
change the information. You can change an answer or point value anytime
without re-publishing the test. These changes are not updated in the actual
test, but they are applied to the students’ results.
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Take a Test with the Test Player
For tests that you administer on your local area network (LAN), students must use the
ExamView Test Player to take the test. Before your students can take the test, make
sure that the program is installed on your network and that students have read/write
(full) access to the folder where the test is located.
You can include any question type (multiple choice, true/false, numeric response,
completion, essay, etc.) on an online test. The program automatically scores any
objective (e.g., multiple choice), completion, or numeric response questions. You must
manually score any open-ended (e.g., essay) questions as described in the next
section—Get Results from a LAN Test.
To take an online test…
1. Start the ExamView Test Player program.
2. Enter the student name and ID. Click the Next button to continue.
3. Select the test and click the Next button.
If you do not see the test listed, click the Folder
button to change the location (if necessary). The
program will show only those tests that the student
may access. For example, if you set a date range
when the test is available, you will not see the test if
the current date is not in that range.
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4. Review the test information and click the Start button to begin the test.
The ExamView Test Player displays one question at a time. Students can answer a
question by clicking the radio buttons, clicking the choice buttons, or by typing a
response.
The options available to the student depend on the online settings. For example, if
you set the option to allow students to check their work, the Score button appears
at the bottom of the window. If you set a time limit, a timer is displayed.
Get in the habit of previewing a test to make sure that you selected the appropriate
settings.
5. Respond to each question. Click the Next button or
press Page Down to go to the next question.
6. Click the End button when you are finished.
Depending on the reporting options you set, a report
will appear.
You can set an
option to show
the end-of-test
report and
whether students
can print the
report.
7. Click the Exit button to quit the program, or click
the New button to start a new test.
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Get Results from a LAN Test
After your students take an online test, the next step is to get the results into the
ExamView Test Manager. When you perform this step, the program reads the results
and stores the data in the class record. If your test
includes open-ended questions, you must manually score
Remember, that
the questions and record the points earned.
student results
To get results from a LAN test…
1. Start the ExamView Test Manager program.
are stored only
for online tests
that you assigned
to a class.
2. Select (highlight) the assignment for which you want
to get results.
3. Click
menu.
or choose the Get Results from LAN Test option from the Assignment
The program automatically locates the online test file (with an .eot extension) and
reads the results from it. If you moved the file, you must locate it.
4. If your test included open-ended questions or you need to change a student’s score,
select the assignment and choose the Edit Scores option from the Assignment
menu.
The Edit Test Scores window shows you how your students answered each question
and the points earned. Select a student. For open-ended questions, select a
question. The student’s response appears for your review. Read the response and
enter the points earned. Click the Next button to move to the open-ended question
for the next student. You can change the points earned for any other question too.
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PUBLISH A TEST TO THE LEARNING & TEST CENTER
Using ExamView Test Generator, you can publish an online test in several ways. One
of those ways is to publish a test/assignment directly to an Internet test-hosting
service called the Learning & Test Center. A test-hosting service offers these
advantages: (1) publish to the Internet with just a few mouse clicks; (2) results
tracking and reporting; (3) control over when and who takes a test; and (4) no
additional hardware or maintenance costs.
FSCreations, Inc. (the developers of the ExamView Assessment Suite) offers an
optional test-hosting service on an annual subscription basis. For more information and
pricing, visit our website at www.fscreations.com.
With the Learning & Test Center, you can…
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Publish a self-grading practice test in just a few steps that your students can
take from anywhere they have access to a computer and the Internet.
Administer homework and automatically score it without any additional effort
on your part.
Deliver benchmark tests to a class or an entire school.
Produce numerous reports that let you track student performance by standard.
Other companies may offer an online service. Check with your sales representative
or visit their website for more details. If you do have access to a publisher service,
follow the steps below except choose the appropriate service from the Publish To
menu option.
IMPORTANT: You will not use the ExamView Instructor Center or Learning & Test
Center to administer tests published to another service.
Register for the Learning & Test Center
Before you use the ExamView Learning & Test Center, you must purchase a
certificate number and then use it to register for an account. When you register, you
receive an instructor ID and a password.
To register for an account…
1. Visit www.fscreations.com/examview.php and click the
Instructor Center link.
2. Click the Register link and follow the instructions to sign up
for the service.
After you register
online at the
FSCreations
website, you can
change your ID
and/or password.
Be sure to record your instructor ID and password. You will
also receive an email with this information.
3. Quit the browser when you finish.
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Publish a Test or Assignment
Publishing a test/assignment (regular or self-scoring) to the ExamView Learning &
Test Center is a very simple process. Within minutes, you can create a test or an
assignment for students to take online. Test or homework results are available
immediately after your students complete the assignment.
To publish an assignment…
1. Start the ExamView Test Generator, and create or
open a test.
2. On the File menu, point to Publish To, and then
click ExamView Learning & Test Center.
3. Enter a title for the test/assignment.
4. Enter your instructor ID and password, and then click
the Next button.
If you have an
account with
another service,
select it from the
Publish to: popup and enter the
appropriate ID
and password.
5. Select the option to determine who may access the test.
You can allow anyone to take the assignment or control access to students in a
particular class. If you do not care about getting student results or how many times
a student completes an assignment, allow access to anyone.
If you want to track your students’ results, you must assign a class. You can create a
roster or import student names and IDs from another file.
6. Set a password for the assignment and click the Next button.
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After you publish
an assignment,
you can preview
it and edit many
of the settings
online at the
Instructor
Center.
7. Select the remaining online options.
8. Review the summary information, and click the Publish button to upload the
assignment to the website.
After you publish the assignment, you will receive an email that confirms you
published the assignment successfully. The email also includes instructions that you
can provide to your students.
Access the ExamView Instructor Center
The ExamView Instructor Center provides access to tests you publish via the testhosting service. Access the Instructor Center using a web browser on any computer
connected to the Internet.
Using the ExamView Instructor Center, you can…
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Preview a test/assignment.
Change selected test settings.
Edit, change, or delete students.
Access numerous student reports.
Delete tests.
Update your account information (ID, password, email address, etc.).
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To access the ExamView Instructor Center…
1. Go to the www.fscreations.com website.
2. Click the Instructor Center link.
3. Enter your instructor ID and password to log in to the Instructor Center.
4. Link to the desired option to manage tests, view reports, update account
information, etc.
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Complete a Test/Assignment via the Internet
Students can take a test or complete an assignment using any computer (Windows or
Macintosh) connected to the Internet (e.g., at school, in a
lab, or at home). When you are ready for students to work
When you publish
online, direct them to the www.evtestcenter.com website.
an assignment,
you get an email
To take an online test or complete an assignment…
with a link to the
1. Go to the www.evtestcenter.com website.
test. Students
can use that link
2. Enter the Instructor’s ID.
to skip the log in
process.
After you log in, you will see a list of the available
tests/assignments.
3. Highlight an item and click the OK button.
4. Enter the student ID or name, and enter the password.
IMPORTANT: If you published a test/assignment with a roster, your students must
enter the ID you assigned to them. If you allowed anyone to access the assignment,
students must enter their name.
5. Complete the test/assignment. Click
results.
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Get Results from an Internet Test/Assignment
Using the ExamView Test Manager you can download results from the Instructor
Center to your desktop. Then, you can produce reports using the reporting options
provided in the ExamView Test Manager. You can combine results from all of your
assignments (paper, LAN, or Internet) into one convenient location.
Before you can download the results, publish your test/assignment with the ExamView
Test Generator using the various online settings described in the previous sections.
Administer the test or homework assignment to your students.
IMPORTANT: Getting the results from an Internet test is optional since you can access
many reports online at the ExamView Instructor Center. With the test-hosting
service, you can view student results and generate numerous reports online. You do
not have to download the results into the ExamView Test Manager.
To get results from an Internet test/assignment…
1. Publish and administer a test/assignment to the Learning & Test Center.
2. Start the ExamView Test Manager (if necessary) and open a class.
3. Create an assignment if you have not already done so. Enter the assignment
information and identify the test (.tst) for the program to read the answer key and
other question information (standards, references, etc.).
4. Highlight the assignment. Click
or choose Get Results from Internet Test.
5. Enter your instructor ID and password, and click Next.
6. Select the Internet test from the list provided and click Finish to get the results.
The ExamView Test Manager downloads all of the students’ responses and results
from the Internet test-hosting site. If your test includes open-ended questions or
you need to change a student’s score, select the assignment and choose the Edit
Scores option from the Assignment menu.
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When you publish an assignment, be sure to save a copy locally on your
computer. The assignment you publish online must match exactly the one you
use to create an assignment in the Test Manager.
You can administer a test using any combination of paper, local area network
(LAN), or Internet testing options.
Unlike tests administered via a LAN, you cannot change the settings in the
ExamView Test Manager. You must make any changes to these settings and the
class roster online at the Instructor Center.
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PREPARE REPORTS FOR PAPER AND ONLINE TESTS
The ExamView Test Manager enables you to prepare a variety of reports based on
your students’ assignment results data. You can print a report for a single assignment,
a group of assignments, or all assignments. You can also easily customize a report to
include selected students filtered by various criteria. Many of the reports include
graphs and charts that provide a visual analysis of the data.
Use the ExamView Test Manager to generate the following class and reports.
Class Reports
Student Reports
Assignment Results
Class Assignment Summary
Open-Ended Responses Worksheet
Item Analysis Summary
Item Remediation Summary*
Class Roster
Learning Focus
Performance Summary
Class Performance Progress Chart
Assignment Results
Assignment Review
Student Progress Report
Learning Focus
Performance Summary
For each report, you can choose reporting options to control the information included
in the report. Using the filter option, you can generate reports for selected students or
a group of students that match the criteria you set.
Class Reports
The ExamView Test Manager provides numerous reports to help you understand and
evaluate your students’ performance. Depending on your needs, you may prepare one
or more of the class reports to provide useful performance data that allows you to
assess your class as a whole and then determine appropriate strategies to achieve the
learning objectives/standards. With each report, you can control numerous reporting
options to customize the report as desired. This section includes a brief overview and
a sample of each class report.
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Assignment Results
The Assignment Results report provides performance data for each student for a
particular assignment. The report includes the student’s name, ID, points earned, and
percentage achieved. For online test, the report also includes attempts to complete
the assignment, the start time (date and time), and the duration of the assignment
(i.e., the total time to complete the assignment).
The report also includes a separate page with the assignment statistics for the entire
class (i.e., median, mean, low score, high score, range, and standard deviation) and a
graph of the frequency distribution. When you choose this report, you can control
various reporting options. For example, you can choose to show all of the student
information or you can include the ID or alias for each student.
Using the statistical data in the Assignment Results report, you can see how the
majority of the students performed on the assignment. The duration data provides
useful information for future reference; you can calculate the approximate amount of
time required for the students to complete the assignment. Finally, you might use the
Assignment Results report to post the results of an assignment.
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Class Assignment Summary
The Class Assignment Summary report provides the average for each student for all
assignments or for a particular category (i.e., tests, quizzes, etc.) of assignments. You
can summarize the data for all terms or one term. For example, you can create a
report that shows each student’s average for all tests in the first term.
Over time, the Class Assignment Report provides useful data to help you assess the
performance of your class as a whole. From this information, you might be better
equipped to assess the effectiveness of your teaching strategies and the associated
assignments as they relate to the learning objectives/standards for the class.
Note: In the Class Assignment Summary report, the shaded area (
) shows the
median performance range for the class and the diamond ( ) shows the exact student
average.
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Open-Ended Responses Worksheet
The Open-Ended Responses Worksheet report allows you to score the open-ended
questions that your students complete as part of an online test. Follow these steps to
score open-ended questions and enter the scores into the ExamView Test Manager.
1. After all of your students finish an online test, use the option to get the results
into the ExamView Test Manager. This process reads all of the student responses
for the assignment including the open-ended questions (essay, short answer, etc.).
2. Print the Open-Ended Responses Worksheet. The report includes the open-ended
responses for each student and space for you to write the points earned for each
question.
3. After you complete the worksheet, use the Edit Scores option to enter the results
into the program.
You can use the Open-Ended Responses Worksheet report to work away from your
computer. You can score open-ended questions anywhere and then enter the scores
into the ExamView Test Manager at a convenient time.
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Item Analysis Summary
The Item Analysis Summary report provides the percent of the class that answered
each question correctly. For multiple choice questions, the report also shows the
percent of the class that selected each response (or answer choice).
You can use the response analysis in the Item Analysis Summary to identify areas in
which you may want to focus a re-teaching activity so that you can better address
particular learning objectives/standards. For questions with a high, correct response
rate, you can use the information to validate the question. On the other hand, if
students consistently answered a question incorrectly, you can assess whether this
points to a problem with the question. For example, suppose students answered a
question overwhelmingly (e.g., 60%) with an incorrect response. This may have
occurred because you recorded an incorrect answer for the question, the question was
unclear, or you did not cover the information adequately in class.
If, in a particular multiple choice question, the student responses are evenly
distributed for all of the answer choices, the analysis may indicate that students
randomly selected a response. If, in another multiple choice question, students
selected the correct response at 65% followed by 30% for the next response. This
response analysis data may point to a common mistake students made in determining
the correct answer for the question. On a question-by-question basis, you should look
for similar patterns; such information can provide insight into your students’
understanding of the material covered by the assignment.
Note: In the Item Analysis Summary report, a warning icon appears next to any
question answered incorrectly by a percent of the class that is greater than the
threshold level.
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Item Remediation Summary
The Item Remediation Summary report provides a summary of questions that the
class answered incorrectly at a rate higher than the set threshold level. The report
pinpoints questions that may require re-teaching. The report also provides links to
remedial instruction resources. Look for the globe icon to indicate that content
hyperlinks are supported.
Note: Remediation hyperlinks are only available for keywords and state standards. The
state standard information must include an alignment code in order to link to remedial
instruction. The ExamView® Learning Series questions include state standard
alignment codes. Learn more at www.fscreations.com.
You can use the Item Remediation Summary to identify problem areas for your class
and locate remedial instruction activities to help with re-teaching. The report shows
the questions that fall above your set threshold, the question type, class average,
state or learning objective, and hyperlinked keywords and state standards associated
with the questions.
Remedial instruction is provided through netTrekker d.i. You must have an active
netTrekker d.i. account to access the resources. To learn more about netTrekker visit
www.netTrekker.com
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Class Roster
The Class Roster report generates an alphabetical list of the students in a particular
class. You can create a filter to include all of the class or selected students.
Additionally, you can customize the Class Roster report by choosing to include the
supplemental student information (i.e., ID/alias, password, grade, date of birth,
sociological/economic, etc.).
You might use this report to have a printed record of the ID/alias and password for
each of the students in each class. You could then conveniently reference this printout
if a student forgets their ID, alias, or password. However, to maintain privacy of the
IDs, you would want to keep the printout in a safe place where students and others
could not access the information.
Learning Focus
The Learning Focus report provides a wealth of information to help you identify areas
where your class (as a whole) needs to focus their learning efforts. To use this report
effectively, the assignments you create must consistently include data for one or more
of the following fields: learning objective, local standard, state standard, or national
standard.
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One of the key advantages for using the ExamView Test Manager is that you can easily
gather performance data over multiple assessments. The report shows the number of
items for each standard, allowing you to gauge whether a standard was adequately
covered. You can select one or more assignments by category or by date. You must
also identify a focus range (e.g., 0% - 70%). The program produces a report that shows
each standard (or learning objective), the number of questions assessed for that
standard, class average, and how many students are in the focus range.
Similar to the Item Remediation Summary report, remedial content links may be
available for the Learning Focus report when the focus is set to Learning Objective
or State Standard. Remedial instruction is provided through netTrekker d.i. You must
have an active netTrekker d.i. account to access the resources. To learn more about
netTrekker visit www.netTrekker.com
) shows the performance for the median 70% of the
Note: The shaded area (
students in your class. For example, if there are 20 students in your class, the top 3
scores (15%) and lowest 3 scores (15%) would not be included. The range of scores
represents 14 students or 70% of the class. The diamond ( ) shows the actual class
average. Use the graphs to see how the majority of students performed. If the area is
relatively short, students’ scores were similar.
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Performance Summary
The Performance Summary report provides a summary of your class’ performance for
all class assignments in a category over a specified date range. The Performance
Summary report lists a learning objective/standard, the number of items (i.e.,
questions) that assess that objective/standard, and the proficiency level that the class
as a whole has attained.
To use the Performance Summary report effectively, you must consistently include
question information for one or more of the following fields in each of the items you
create: learning objective, local standard, state standard, or national standard. (Many
publishers include this information for the questions they provide.)
You can customize the Performance Summary report to generate the performance
data that best meet your needs. You can select the date range for the class
assignments, and you can set an appropriate proficiency target (e.g., 70% and above)
for the class assignments at a particular time in the term. As an example, you might
set the proficiency target at 70% with the first class assignment that covers a
particular learning objective/standard. Then, on a subsequent class assignment on the
same learning objectives/standards, you might set the proficiency target at 80%.
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Class Performance Progress Chart
The Class Performance Progress Chart report shows at a glance how each student is
performing on each of the learning objectives/standards for all assignments in a
category over a specified date range. The report lists a learning objective/standard,
the number of items (i.e., questions) that assess that learning objective/standard, and
a proficiency indicator for each of the students.
To use the Class Performance Progress Chart report effectively, you must
consistently include question information for one or more of the following fields in
each of the items you create: learning objective, local standard, state standard, or
national standard. (Many publishers include this information for the questions they
provide.)
To customize the Class Performance Progress Chart, you can set the category of
assignments, the date range of the class assignments, and the proficiency level based
on your performance criteria. The report shows one of three icons (
) to
indicate each student’s performance on each of the learning objectives/standards.
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Student Reports
The ExamView Test Manager provides five reports that highlight each student’s
individual performance for one or more assignments. This section includes a brief
overview and a sample of each student report.
Assignment Results
The Assignment Results report reflects a student’s performance for one assignment.
The report includes the following information: assignment average, points earned for
each question, and the student’s response for each question.
If you select the option for performance results for learning objectives/standards, the
Assignment Results report also includes each learning objective and the following
performance data for that learning objective/standard: the average, points earned,
the proficiency level, and the specific questions in the class assignment. To use the
Assignment Results report effectively, you must consistently include question
information for one or more of the following fields in each of the items you create:
learning objective, local standard, state standard, or national standard. (Many
publishers include this information for the questions they provide.)
You can use this report to identify each student’s proficiency level for each of the
learning objectives/standards for each assignment. This information may also help you
to identify areas in which a student may need remedial work.
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Assignment Review
The Assignment Review report provides a tool to help your students understand the
mistakes they made on an assignment. For each question answered incorrectly, the
report shows the following: points earned, student’s response, correct answer,
explanation, study tip, and focus area (depending on the information available).
To use the Assignment Review report effectively, you must consistently include extra
question information for each of the items you create. (Many publishers include this
information for the questions they provide.) For example, a study tip such as Refer to
pp. 23-25 is the information in the Reference field for a question. Students, in this
example, could use the report to refer to the specified pages in their textbook as they
review the questions that they answered incorrectly.
Students can use the Assignment Review report to review the completed assignments
and to learn from their mistakes.
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Student Progress Report
The Student Progress Report shows a student’s progress for one or more terms. The
report organizes the results by term and provides the following information for each
assignment: assignment description, date assigned, category, points earned, percent
achieved, and class average. A summary shows the term average by listing the total
points earned out of the total possible points, the equivalent percent, and the class
average.
You can use the Student Progress Report to depict the student’s progress over time.
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Learning Focus
The Learning Focus report identifies areas where a student needs to focus his/her
learning efforts. Based on a proficiency level you set, the report lists the learning
objective/standards that a student has not mastered. For each of the learning
objectives/standards the student has not yet mastered, the Learning Focus report
lists the learning objective/standard, the associated number of items, the points
earned on items, and the proficiency level that the student has attained.
You can customize the Learning Focus report to generate the performance data that
best meet your needs. You can select one or more class assignments by category and
the date range for the assignments. You can set an appropriate focus range (e.g., 0% 70%) for the class assignments at a particular time in the term. As an example, you
might set the focus range at 0% to 70% with the first class assignment that covers a
particular learning objective/standard. Then, on a subsequent class assignment on the
same learning objectives/standards, you might set the focus range to 0% to 80%.
You can use the Learning Focus report to help a student know exactly what to study
in order to attain mastery level on the identified learning objectives/standards.
) shows the performance for the median 70% of the
Note: The shaded area (
students in a class. For example, if there are 20 students in a class, the top 3 scores
(15%) and lowest 3 scores (15%) would not be included. The range of scores for 14
students (70%) would be represented. The diamond ( ) shows your student’s actual
performance. Use the graphs to see how a student performed in relation to his/her
class. For example, if the diamond appears near or past the right edge of the shaded
area, the student’s performance is in the upper range for the class. If the shaded area
is relatively short, students’ scores were similar.
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Performance Summary
The Performance Summary report shows at a glance how a student is performing on all
learning objectives/standards for all assignments in a category over a specified date
range. The Performance Summary report lists each learning objective/standard, the
number of items (i.e., questions) that assess each learning objective/standard, a
proficiency score for each learning objective/standard, whether the student is
proficient based on the proficiency target, and the average for each learning
objective/standard.
To use the Performance Summary report effectively, you must consistently include
question information for one or more of the following fields in each of the items you
create: learning objective, local standard, state standard, or national standard. (Many
publishers include this information for the questions they provide.)
You can use the Performance Summary report to identify specific learning
objectives/standards where the student needs to focus his/her learning efforts.
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Print a Report
After ExamView Test Manager prepares a report, you can print the report in just a
few simple steps. When you are ready to print a report, follow these general
instructions. Numerous report options allow you to customize the information that
appears on the printout. For detailed instructions and options, see the corresponding
help topic in the application.
To print a report…
1. Click the Report menu and choose a report.
2. Select the report options.
3. Click the OK button to display the report.
You can set a
filter to print
only selected
students based on
various criteria.
4. While viewing the report, click the Print button to
send the report to the printer.
Export Assignment Results
The ExamView Test Manager lets you export the students’ results data for an
assignment. You can export summary data (e.g., student name, ID, and percentage) or
detailed data (e.g., student information, all responses, answer key, etc.). With the
export option you can export student results in order to import them into your
gradebook or a spreadsheet. For more advanced users, you can export the results for
use with a student information system.
To export the results for an assignment…
1. Select an assignment.
2. On the File menu, point to Export, and then click the Assignment Results as Text
or Assignment Results as XML option.
Use the as Text option to export results for use with a gradebook or a spreadsheet
program. Use the as XML option to export results to a student information system.
3. Set the options (if necessary) and then enter a file name.
Note: You can also use the Copy All Class Records option in the Edit menu to copy
all of the information in the work area. Then, you can paste that information into a
spreadsheet document.
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PUBLISH AN INTERNET (HTML) TEST TO YOUR OWN WEBSITE
Using the ExamView Test Generator, you can publish any test as an HTML document.
You can choose to create a self-grading study guide or a test that will send student
results to you via email. After you publish the test, you must copy the files to your
website so that your students can access the test.
Publishing an HTML test is a quick way to create an
online test. However, these disadvantages exist: (1) you
must have your own website and know how to upload
files; (2) there are no settings to control when and who
may access a test; (3) results are not stored in a
database for access at a later time; and (4) getting
results via email can be unreliable due to network
settings and spam filters.
The ExamView
Test-Hosting
Service provides
a more robust
Internet testing
and study
solution.
For many situations, the HTML testing features provide
an acceptable solution to meet a variety of online testing needs. Review the
instructions in this section to learn how to publish an Internet (HTML) test.
Note: Publishers may restrict or prohibit the use of their question bank content on
public websites. Please refer to the publisher’s copyright notice for information on
obtaining permissions to use their content online.
Publish an Internet (HTML) Test
Follow the instructions below to set the features for the online test and save it to your
hard drive.
To publish an Internet test…
1. Start the ExamView Test Generator and create or open a test.
2. On the File menu, point to Export, and then click HTML.
3. Enter a test title and choose to export a study guide or a test.
A study guide is a self-grading test. You can choose to
show the rationale, feedback, and reference if your
test includes this information. Doing so makes the study
guide a true learning experience rather than just telling
the students that an answer is right or wrong.
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Choosing a test allows students to take it online, and you receive a separate results
email for each student. You must include a valid email address. You also have the
option to show a student his/her results after completing a test. The results email
will contain the student name and his/her score.
4. Click the Save button to save the HTML document and image
files to your hard drive.
When you publish an online test, the ExamView Test
Generator saves an HTML file and all of the supporting
images. The images are stored in a folder named similar to
the test file itself.
5. Copy the HTML file and the folder with its contents to your
website. Do not change anything including the folder name.
Note: If you do not know how to copy files to your website and set a hyperlink,
contact your technology support person. The process varies depending on your
particular system.
6. Preview the test before your students take it.
For tests, answer some or all of the questions. Then, click the Grade & Submit
button and make sure that you receive a results email. It’s very easy to enter the
wrong email address. Doing so will cause you to not receive any emails.
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Take an Internet (HTML) Test
After you publish an HTML test and copy it to your website, your students can take the
test anytime from anywhere they can access the Internet. You must provide your
students with the website address (URL) for them to access the test.
To take an Internet test…
1. Start your web browser.
2. Enter the website address to go directly to the test or to a page with a hyperlink to
the test.
3. When the test appears, enter your name (and email/ID if requested).
4. Complete the test.
5. When you finish your online work, click the Check Your Work button for a study
guide or the Grade & Submit button for a test.
Note: For a test, you will receive a results email for each student shortly after the
student clicks the Grade & Submit button.
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APPENDIX
Technical Support
Before seeking technical support, please check the following:
• Is your computer working properly? Try some other software, which you know is
working, on the same computer.
•
Try the software on another computer.
•
Can you repeat the problem? Does the problem occur at the same point each
time?
In order to help you as quickly as possible, have the following information available
before you contact technical support:
• Version of the software (e.g., 6.1.0) from the start-up splash screen or from the
About ExamView… screen (accessed from the Help menu)
•
Brand, model, and configuration of the computer you are using
•
System version (Windows XP, Windows 2000, OS X 10.2, etc.)
•
The exact wording of any error message
Visit our online support forum (forum.fscreations.com), for quick answers to most
product questions. Topics on the forum cover everything from explaining product
features to licensing and purchasing options. The active user community also provides
useful solutions and product tips on the forum.
If you cannot find a solution to your problem on the forum, contact a technical support
representative by telephone or email. FSCreations provides technical support for the
ExamView Assessment Suite. For Publisher versions of ExamView, contact your
publisher for support. Refer to your publisher’s website to obtain the technical support
contact information.
Using the ExamView Assessment Suite with Other Applications
Many other products work with the ExamView Assessment Suite software and its
content. For example, you can deliver a practice test that works with a quiz show
program or use the test on a handheld (e.g., Palm or PocketPC). The ExamView
Assessment Suite also works with several bubble sheet OMR scanners to make grading
your tests quick and easy.
For a complete list of the products that work with the ExamView Assessment Suite,
visit the FSCreations website (www.fscreations.com).
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