02 Duplicating Vocabulary Tests
A series of steps that will become second nature by the end of the year.
Remember, this test will compliment the printed test. Students find it much easier to have the printed test and then transfer their answers to ExamSoft.
I'd recommend opening this document on your iPad so you don't have to jump back and forth between screens on your computer. Excited?
Step 1: Login to ExamSoft and Click on Assessments
Step 2: Click on the Junior College Prep Test Vocabulary Folder
This folder (and remember anything with a minus next to it is a folder) will be located on the left hand side below Female Voices in Literature (or near it). Once you click on it, you will see all fifteen vocabulary tests appear on the right hand side.
Step 3: Duplicating a Test
Alright, let's duplicate a test. Click on V Junior 01 Test. This will open a new window that will show all thirty questions. Do not change any part of this test since this is the master test for all classes.
Scroll to the bottom and click on Duplicate. Remember to always click on Duplicate.
Step 4: Save to Your Folder
Once you click Duplicate, it will open a new window with, you guessed it, a duplicate of the vocabulary test.
So before you do anything, let's get this duplicated test into your vocabulary folder. Click on Change Folder and keep clicking on folders until you get to your Vocabulary 17-18 folder.
In this demo, I am opening Brian's Written Comp/Sports in Lit and then clicking on Vocabulary 17-18.
Soon as I click on Vocabulary 17-18, my screen goes back to the duplicated Vocabulary test. You can tell all is good because it says Vocabulary 17-18 below Change Folder.
Step 5: Naming the Test
If you only teach one section of juniors, you can simply keep the name (Copy of V Junior 01 Test) as is.
If you teach two or more section, I recommend deleting 'Copy of' and adding the period at the end. Ex. V Junior 01 Test (5).
Remember, you will need to duplicate this test for each section you teach. So adding the period at the end will keep them all neatly in your folder.
Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save.
If you just finished renaming this duplicated test, then just duplicate it one more time. It will automatically save to your vocab folder. Add the next period, scroll to the bottom, and click Save again.
Step 6: Posting the Test to Your Classes
So big step with tons of info. Away we go...
1. Create a password. I usually take a vocabulary word and add some numbers at the end.
2. Click on Only Show My Courses and then select your course.
3. Download Start: It really doesn't matter. I do it the same day I duplicate the tests.
4. Download End: I make this a week after the test is administered. Reason? In case a student is absent or any one of a number of issues. I would recommend placing the downloading of a test on your homework calendar.
5. Type your last name.
6. Email download reminder. I tend to make this a couple nights before the test. It will send an email at 11:00 p.m. (time can not be changed).
7. Review Type: This allows a student to review a test after it's completed. I ran this with all my classes last year. If you select this, only select Immediately After Assessment. Delayed Review is the same thing as letting them take the test home forever.
If you select Immediately After Assessment, here are my recommendations (this is no screen shot for this):
Use the same password you use for the test. Just easier for you and your students.
Give them five minutes to review the test.
Click on Show Incorrect Answers Only.
There is no possible way for students to go back and change any answers and while they review all security features are in place.
A bonus was if I made an error, multiple students would come up. Another line of checking. If you find any error, please send me an email.
8. When you are ready, click on Post Assessment. No part of the test can be changed after you click this button.
You will need to repeat this process for each period you teach.
Ok...so post away and reward yourself with a delicious refreshing beverage.