Once you have assigned a test to a class and at least one student has started that test, it can no longer be edited. Instead, you would need to make a copy of the original test in order to make changes.
Creating a Copy of an Exam and Making Changes:
1. Select your Instructor role for EMSTesting or Platinum Tests.
2. Select the Manage Tests tab in the red toolbar. This will bring you to your Test Search page.
3. Select the grey button Create New Test on the upper right. This will bring you to the Add A New Test page.
4. On the Test Settings tab, you will need to enter basic information for the new test.
Items marked with a * are required.
*Test Name - This is how your students will refer to the test. It is the name displayed under their 'Current Tests' menu on the Student homepage as well as the gradebook. Because this is a copy of an original test, it is recommended that you give it a similar name, but add additional text to help you identify it as the newest version.
*Test Title - This will display at the top-center of the page if you print off the tests to administer on paper or keep them as hard copies for your records.
Reference - This field is not required, but can be used as an additional descriptor.
*Test Status - This drop-down defaults to 'Draft' when you're building a new test. You do not need to adjust this field as it will update automatically once you finalize your test.
*Program Type - This field will only appear if you are an Instructor assigned to classes for multiple professions. Here you will select which profession to assign the test to.
*Provider Level - You will need to select a provider level from the drop-down options. This field is critical and will limit the content that can be pulled onto the test based on content considered appropriate for the selected program level. Be sure to select the same provider level as the original test.
Please Note: If you are administering this test online, it will only be available to add to classes of the same program level.
*Test Type - This will determine how the program grades your test based on the values set in your grade book for the specified test type.
Test Instructions- This field is optional. If you are administering this test online, the text entered here will appear on the students' Test Instructions page before they begin the test and can be used to convey any additional notes.
For example: "You can use your notes for this test."
Personal Test Notes - these notes are just for you.
Share this Test with other instructors in my school - Placing a check in this box will allow other instructors in your school to import a copy of the finalized test into their 'Manage Tests' menu to administer in their own classes.
5. Select the green Create option at the bottom of the page when you have completed the fields on the Test Settings page.
6. Once you've selected to create your test, a new tab, Question Criteria will appear. From the four options presented on this tab, you will select to A. Pull Questions From My Active Tests or B. Create Progression From Active Test dependent upon your needs.
- A. Pull Questions From My Active Tests: When you Pull Questions From My Active Tests you will enter the number of questions you'd like to pull from the selected test in the Questions field and select the name of the test you would like to pull them from using the Select A Test to Merge drop-down. You can choose to scramble the questions, but by default, this is turned off.
- Note: It is recommended to pull all questions from the previous test onto this new test so that you can select the questions you would like to remove or replace. If you pull less, it may not pull the questions you are seeking to edit.
- B. Create Progression From Active Test: When you Create Progression From Active Test you will select an active class where the test is associated from the Select an Active Class drop-down and the name of the test you'd like to import from the 'Select the Source Test' drop-down. When you select to save the criteria, questions from the original test will be imported to the new test.
This function gives Instructors the opportunity to import a test already administered to their students, and remove questions they performed well on overall, leaving only the items they did not perform well on. Once these questions are isolated, new/upcoming curriculum/content can be added to the test. This allows Instructors to move forward in the curriculum without leaving behind items students have not yet mastered.
7. Select Save Criteria once you are happy with your selection.
8. Editing Test Questions: When you have saved your question criteria you will then be taken to the Test Questions tab where you can make any revisions to the questions included in the original test using the tools available including removing, replacing, excluding, and banning the questions on this page.
9. Select the Finalize Test button at the top of the page, once you have reviewed all of the questions on the Test Questions tab and are satisfied with the test.