(Student) How do I take Adaptive Tests [Testing]

Eric Cheadle -


From your Student Homepage inside of EMSTesting, you will click on the name of your class and then select the "Adaptive Testing" button.


This will bring you to a page that will display any previously taken adaptive tests. For those tests, you can see your results by clicking the "view results" button to the right of each test. If this is your first time taking a test you will not see any tests listed here

If you would like more information about how to read your results page click here



To take a new test you will click on the "New Adaptive Test" button in the top right portion of your screen.



If you do not have the "New Adaptive Test" button it is likely that you have met your test limit (the total number of tests your instructor has set that you are allowed to take). If you encounter this scenario you best course of action would be to contact your instructor.



If your instructor has not turned on the ability to take adaptive tests in your class yet, you will receive a warning page notifying you of this. If you see this page, your best course of action is to reach out to your instructor. 


But as long as your instructor has enabled at least 1 module to test on, clicking on the "New Adaptive Test" button will bring you to a page where you can set up the options for your test.


Select a Test Type: Here you can select whether you want the "Standard Test" or a "Timed Test". A "Standard Test" has no time limit, so you can start and stop your test and come back to it later. The "Timed Test" option allows you 30 minutes per module you are testing on.

Select a Curriculum: This is where you can select from Educational Standards, Module, Topic, Objective, or National Registry 2015, depending on which curriculums your instructor has enabled modules for you to take adaptive tests on. If no module is enabled in a curriculum by your instructor, then that curriculum will not display here.

Select a Question Bank: By default, this is set to our Platinum Education Validated Test Bank, but if your instructors have created questions and marked them “CAT Enabled”, you may also have access to the “School Test Bank”.  The number of questions available in our Platinum Education Validated Test Bank also changes based on the Curriculum you choose, as well as your Provider Level.  The number displayed is the potential question pool for that curriculum, not the number of questions you would be expected to answer on a single test.

Select a Module: Here you can choose to test on a specific Module your instructor has enabled for the class, or take a Comprehensive Adaptive Test covering all of the modules that have been enabled in that curriculum. Choosing a specific Module to test on will present you with approximately 30 questions associated with that Module.  Taking a Comprehensive test will present you with approximately 30 questions for each module enabled (grouping like material together).  


Once you have made your selections you can click the "Start Test" button to begin your test.






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