Test structure or layout
Determine which parts, chapters and topics to be included.
Which parts, chapters, and topics? For example:
TOEFL test includes Listening A, Listening B, Listening C, Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading1, ... Reading 5.
IT for 7th grade includes: DOS Built-in commands, Pascal programming.
Number of questions
How many questions for each part, chapter, topic; and of which how many questions are of level 1, level 2...
Grading ratio for question level
Grading ratio will help to determine how grade earned from each question contributes to the test total grade.
For example, questions of level 1 have grading ratio of 1, and so on...
Maximum total grade
Maximum total grade needs to be set due to different grading systems. It also allows the system to compute total grade a student
earns from working with objective part in the test. Other parts of the test, essay for example will be graded by teachers.
Choose the test format.
Test Builder using Editor
Run Editor program
Run Build tool
Select System / Build Test... or, click
Select test format
To file: Export built test to file for computer-based test. Files are saved in the folder chosen by 'Save Test'
Preview: Preview test content before printing
Printer: Print test content
HTML: Export test content in HTML format
Selection of question bank files
It is done in the order of test structure or layout. For example, selection of files for the IT test of 7th grade is as followings:
Step 1: Select file for part 1
Select Question Bank file
In the open file dialog, select the file.
Its possible to select more than one file.
From the list of selected files, select the title item
Select the number of questions from selected files:
Step 2: Similarly, select question bank files for the 2nd part:
Cau lenh cau truc cua pascal.emp. Then set the number of questions each level. Finally, select OK.
... Repeat step 2 if there are more parts required for the test.
Set the number of tests to be built, test time and grade
Computer based test allows display the entire test content or by sections.
For the above example:
Test content will be shown in two sections. Section 1 consists of questions #1 to #3, sections consists of questions
from #4 to #15.
Test time for section 1 and 2 is 6m and 19m respectively.
Questions are numbered from 1 to 15.
Foreign language test settings
Foreign language test building, TOEFL for example, requires additional settings on media contents such as play time,
playing times and automation.
Select ratio and do settings, then select OK.
Test content optimization
For paper-based test, this option helps saving printing paper and ink.