Configurations control the Exam Rules, Global Exam Timer, Exam Instructions, Security Options, Scoring, Content Areas and Cutscores in your forms. There are two types of configurations, parent and child. This is to denote that changes made to parent configurations could change settings on child configurations. Fields left blank in these child configurations use the settings of the parent configuration. You can use a configuration on multiple forms. Configurations can be edited in two places; in the form you can edit the configurations set to the form by clicking on the Edit This Configuration button, or under Configurations in the forms page (Both options are shown below). Use the Configuration drop down field to choose the configuration a form is using.
Proctor Code- the proctor code is a password that allows the proctor to proctor level changes on the examinee side.
Exam Time Limit (seconds)- This is a time limit for the whole exam. The examinee will be force out of the exam if the time limit is reached.
Exam Mode- There are two exam modes that can be chosen, linear or adaptive.
- Linear mode has all of the items presented in order.
- Adaptive mode presents items in the median difficulty score first. As the items are responded to either more difficult or easier items are presented to the examinee. Please note item difficulties must be set otherwise adaptive mode will not work correctly.
Please note adaptive and linear exam modes will have some different options.
Available Languages- This option controls which languages the examinees can switch the Scorpion instructions to or translations that have been made.
Default Language- This controls which language a delivery will launch the Scorpion instructions in.
Min Items (Only for Adaptive Mode)- This value will determine the minimum number of items to be presented to the examinee during an adaptive mode delivery.
Max Items (Only for Adaptive Mode)- This value will determine the maximum number of items presented to the examinee during an adaptive mode delivery.
Max Error (Only for Adaptive Mode)- This value represents how much error you want to accept during an adaptive mode delivery. The lower the error, the more sure the system is in the ability it is giving to a user.
End the test early when a passing or failing score is determined (Only for Linear Mode)- If this setting is enabled, once the examinee as passed or failed an exam, the exam will end for the examinee and no further items will be presented.
Allow users to go back and change answers (Only Linear Mode Only)- This will allow an examinee to pause the timer on the exam they are taking.
Prevent mark and review between sections (Only Linear Mode Only)- This will prevent an examinee to go back to previous sections.
Enable section timers and navigation (Only Linear Mode Only)- This will enable the section timers set in the content area of a form.
Allow users to pause and resume their own exam- This will allow an examinee to pause the timer on the exam they are taking.
Show item feedback after each page- Item feedback, if present, will be shown to the examinee after each page.
Show item feedback at the end of exam- Item feedback will be shown to the examinee after the exam is finished.
Hide correct responses on feedback page- This shows item feedback without revealing the correct response.
Allow users to submit comments on items-This allows test takers to submit comments on the items. The examinee does this by click on the Send a comment about this question button.
Instructions- Instructions can be entered into this text field and they will be presented when the examinee begins the exam.
Examinee view of the test instructions:
Start the exam in a paused state- This will start the exam in a paused state if enabled.
Suspicious Event Threshold- The suspicious event threshold is the number of suspicious events that the examinee can do before the exam is automatically paused and the cannot move forward in the exam. Suspicious events are the events that show up in red below.
Generate fresh token each launch- A new token will be generated for each launch of the exam.
Block screen on certain keys- This will block the screen if suspicious keys are used.
Block text selection- This will not allow the highlighting of text from the exam.
Block copy past- This will not allow the the examinee to past content into the exam or copy text from the exam.
Score Scale- These values determine the scale for how to delivery will be scored. In the example below, the delivery had 5 items in total presented and 4 were answered correctly. The score scale was set to 1-50 therefore the score is 40/50.
Score Report Preface- This is a message that will be shown to the examinee before the score report is presented.
Score Report Content- This is where you can write information in the score report for examinees to see.
Score Report Pass Message- This message will be displayed on the score report if the examinee passes the exam.
Score Report Fail Message- This message will be displayed on the score report if the examinee fails the exam.
Show Scaled Score- If disabled the scaled score set above will not be shown to the examinee in the score report and vice versa.
Show Score Scale- If disabled the score scale set above will not be shown to the examinee in the score report and vice versa.
Show Pass/Fail Decision- This shows the pass or fail decision on the score report.
Show Cutscore- This shows the cutscore on the score report.
Show Print Button- This will show the print button to examinees so they can print the score report.
Show Email Button- This will show the email button to examinees so they can email the score report.
Show Content Area Breakdown Score- This will show the content area break down on the score report.
Show Content Area Breakdown Percentage- This will show the correct percentage in the content area breakdown on the score report.
Show Content Area Breakdown Text- This will show the text in the content area breakdown.
Score display type- This will show the score in a decimal or a percentage.