- Introduction to Item-Based Summative Assessments
- Smart Author Assessment Tools and Technology
- Creating Single-Form Assessments: Quizzes and Unit Tests
- Creating Multiple-Form Assessments: Quizzes and Unit Tests
- Creating Highly Randomized Assignments: Quizzes and Unit Tests
- Tagging Assessment Questions
- Question Pools
- Assessment Settings
- Adding a Note in Assessments
There are several options for adding item-based assessments to a course. This type of assessment uses various question types in a number of configurations to deliver graded assessments. The item-based assessment types are:
1. Quizzes: These are typically placed at the end of modules as a comprehensive assessment of the learning objectives that students practiced. They can be assigned for a score, which is recorded in the Gradebook. Questions can be selected from pools.
2. Checkpoints: These are typically smaller summative assessments placed within a module to check understanding of key concepts. (Note: Checkpoints are a legacy functionality in Acrobatiq. You can use existing Checkpoints, but you cannot create new Checkpoints.)
3. Unit Tests: These are comprehensive assessments placed at the end of a unit to assess students' comprehension of the entire unit. Each unit test typically includes one question per skill (for all of the skills in the unit), in two to three different forms. Scores are recorded in the Gradebook.
Options for the Student Experience
There are many options for configuring item-based assessments, so it's important to plan the student experience to be before you get started. There are three main configurations.
Use this configuration if you want to deliver only a single quiz or test attempt for your students. Here, you can author just a single set of questions. This is the most straightforward option for creating assessments.
Multiple Parallel Forms
Use this configuration if you want students to receive different question sets on their single attempt, or to take quizzes or tests multiple times but with different questions each time. This method requires you to write multiple parallel questions against each learning objective, allowing students to retake assessments with different sets of questions each time, with questions equal in content coverage and difficulty.
Highly Randomized Forms
Use this configuration If you want all students to receive different questions for their assessment attempts or have multiple highly randomized assessment attempts. Each student will receive a selection of questions than can be different from every other student's questions. This method requires the most planning and structure in Smart Author, but it will produce the most randomized assessments.
Note: Consult with Acrobatiq
If you're thinking about creating assessments from scratch, please consult with your Engagement Manager to confirm the best option for your goals. The three main options are listed above, but others are also possible.