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Design Basic Tests

In this section we are going to learn how to design a Basic test in SPA. The Basic Test form of assessment allows you to record a test score which does not require diagnostic analysis. Benchmark colours can be recorded against different ranges of scores.

Step 1: Navigate to Design, Markbook then click Basic Tests

Step 1: Navigate to Design, Markbook then click Basic Tests
  1. Click Design
  2. Click Markbook
  3. Then Click Basic Tests

Step 2: Click "Create New Basic Test" button

Step 2: Click "Create New Basic Test" button

Step 3: Fill out the basic details for the test

Step 3: Fill out the basic details for the test
  1. Give the test a title
  2. Select the Domain (Optional)
  3. Select the Strand (Optional)
  4. Select the Sub-Strand (Optional)

Step 4: Select the year levels the test will apply to

Step 4: Select the year levels the test will apply to

Select year levels that this test will apply to.

Hint: Hold down Ctrl on PC and Command on Mac to select multiple.

Step 5: Fill out the first score value for this test (the Default score range is set at 0 to 100)

Step 5: Fill out the first score value for this test (the Default score range is set at 0 to 100)

You can change this range by adjusting the numbers in the min and max value boxes.

Step 6 (optional): Add a new Range by clicking the "Add Range" Button to add multiple score ranges

Step 6 (optional): Add a new Range by clicking the "Add Range" Button to add multiple score ranges

EXAMPLE CASE

EXAMPLE CASE

If your test scores are expressed as percentage correct scores (0% to 100% correct) and you want to allocate an "A" to students scoring greater than 85% correct and up to 100%, a "B" to students scoring greater than 70% up to 85%, a "C" to students scoring 50% up to 70%, a "D" to students scoring greater than 30% up to 49.99%, and an "E" to students equal to or less than 30% this would be acheved by setting "Value 1" to "0", "Value 2" to "30", then click on "Add range" and set "Value 3" to "49.99", click again on "Add range" and set "Value 4" at "70", click again on "Add range" and set "Value 5" at "85", click one last time on "Add range" and set "Value 6" at 100.

Step 7 (optional): Edit the colour of the score range

Step 7 (optional): Edit the colour of the score range

You can change the colour that a particular range will display when marked. To do this

  1. Click the colour box next to the range
  2. Slide the colour slider to the colour you would like
  3. refine your colour with the shade selector

Step 8: Save your Basic Test

Step 8: Save your Basic Test
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