Do you need to create multiple versions of your tests to circulate to a pool of candidates? Test variations and question randomization are both options to help you discourage plagiarism amongst candidates. In this article we will explore:
Creating Test Variations
When creating a new test, you have the option to create multiple variations of the same test framework. This allows for multiple variations of the test to circulate to your candidate pool, helping to reduce the chance of plagiarism and answer sharing.
Note: You will need to have the same question type (algorithmic, quiz, etc) in each test variation in order to complete the test set up.
Create as many variations as you need by clicking the +Test Variation button.
The test variations you create will appear on the left side of the page.
Click ADD A QUESTION SLOT to begin building out your test. If you haven't explored our set up guide, this article will show you how to Create a Test by adding questions from the question library. See more on the Question Library here.
Once you have the test framework set, you need to go into each variation and add questions into the correct question slots. The platform will automatically set the test framework and filter the question library to display questions comparable to the those in the additional variations.
When you have completed your test variations, click CREATE to save the test in your Test dashboard.
Within one question slot, you are able to add multiple questions of the same question type. Candidates will see a different variation of the question which will help to avoid answer sharing amongst the candidate pool.
1. Click the ADD A QUESTION SLOT button in the QUESTIONS tab of the test creation window. The question library will open automatically.
2. To randomize in the questions in the question slot, toggle on Allow randomization. This will allow you to select multiple questions for a single question slot.
3. Add questions to the question slot by clicking the green + (plus) button to the right of the question names. You can find questions by searching by question name or filtering by type, author, label, or favorites.
You will see the number of questions that have been added to the question slot next to the SELECTED QUESTION dropdown.
4. When you have finished selecting questions for the question slot, click the > (right arrow) button in the bottom right corner of the module.
5. Here, you can configure which coding languages you'd like to make available to the candidate, as well as the score (point value) of the question slot. When you have finished configuring the question slot, click DONE in the bottom right.
6. That's it! Repeat these steps for each question slot in your test.
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