Taking a Test
Try before you register
As a visitor to Test Any, you are free to try out our test taking
system in the Learn
area of the site. This page will display a directory
of test categories and a search box for finding tests.
Be aware, that taking tests in this manner will not record any history but
you will be able to see your test results after completion. In order to
track statistics and record a history of your scores, you will need to
register and login with a free account.
Regardless of whether you login or not, the test taking process is pretty
much the same. You will follow the following steps:
- Go to the Learn area and locate the test you want to take
- On the test start page, review the test summary and settings
- Click on the Start Test button to begin the test
Each question from the test will be presented to you one-at-a-time.
Simply enter your response by checking a checkbox or typing in your response
and hitting <enter>.
Most tests will automatically submit your response as soon as you make it
but this is dependent on your preferences (setup in the Account area).
As you are taking the test, you can navigate forwards and backwards
through the available questions. If the test settings permit, you can even
skip questions and come back to them later. At the end of the test, you
will be notified of any questions left unanswered and you may click a button
to find those questions.
After completing the test, you will be prompted to grade your test. Test
grading is normally done using the standard grading scale used in the
United States (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grade_%28education%29#United_States)
Upon seeing your grade, you may record this in your history or discard
On the test start page, just before taking a test, you will see a summary
of the test settings used to define the test behavior.
These mainly affect the default test parameters used when taking a test.
An example of the types of test settings you will see are:
- Automatically Submit Response?
- Skipping Unanswered Questions Allowed?
- Show Result After Each Question?
You have the ability
to setup your user preferences
will override the default test settings. You must be logged-in to change
these settings and for your preferences to be applied to any tests you take.
Making a Test
To get started making your own test, you will need to go to the
area of the site and click on
the Manage Tests
link. This will take you to a page which gives
you an overview of all of the tests you have created. Click the button
on the bottom of this page labeled Add Test
to get started making
your own test.
The first step of creating a test is defining the properties which are
used to categorize the test and display tests in the Learn
area of the site. As you can see from the screen shot on the right, you can
choose from two different types of tests to create. The Title
are displayed when browsing the test directory or when searching
for tests so make sure they contain unique and descriptive keywords so that
users can quickly find what they are looking for.
Another option at the bottom of the properties page is an option which reads
"Is Open to All Registered Members?". If you answer Yes, then anyone
who is registered with Test Any will be able to take the test. An
answer of No means the test will only be available to those people