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Adding a Skills Test for Training

You can add a skills test and then associate the skills test with one or more courses. For Instructor-Led type courses that have multiple class sessions, all class sessions of the course are automatically associated with the same test or tests.

This task is a step in Process of Creating Skill Tests and Questions.

To add a skills test

  1. Navigate to the Administration - Training screen > Tests view.
  2. In the Tests list, create a new record.

    Some of the fields are described in the following table.


    Display Title

    A name you choose to identify the test.

    Test Status

    Use to indicate the status of the test and determine its availability.

    When value is Active, the test can be taken by any student enrolled in a course associated with the test.


    Select this check box to lock the test and release the test to end users.

    Administrators must create a new test version to change a test that is locked.

    Header Text

    Text to display in the header of the test.

    Footer Text

    Text to display in the footer of the test.

    Test Type

    The kind or purpose of the test.

    Typical values include Evaluation, Certification Exam, Course Survey, and Instructor Survey.

    Associated Courses

    One or more courses with which the test is associated. Students enrolled in these courses can access the test when the status of the test is active.

    Designate the main course associated with this test by using the Primary check box in the Selected box in the Training Course dialog box.

    Time Limit (Minutes)

    Amount of time a test taker may spend before submitting the test.

    Siebel Training does not enforce this time limit. You can manually verify how much time the test taker used by comparing starting and ending timestamps.

    If the test taker exceeded the time limit, you can manually change pass/fail results, but automatic scoring still takes place and displays its results as specified by the selected scoring method.

    Auto Grade

    Allows automatic scoring of tests.

    If this field is:

    • Selected, the test taker's curriculum Weighted Completion value is automatically updated after the grading of any test that has no questions of type Text or Essay.
    • Cleared, or when a test contains Text or Essay questions, the test status is set to Pending for an administrator to grade.

      After manually grading the test, the curriculum Weighted Completion value is updated when an administrator selects the Update Grade command from the Test Results form menu.

    Max Attempts

    Number of times a student may take the test.

    If you enter a value for Max Attempts that is greater than 1, then you should use extra care in selecting the value for the Scoring field. The Scoring field determines whether or not users can see correct answers to test questions after their first attempt to take the test.

    Partial Grade

    If this field is:

    • Selected, then users receive partial credit for any multiple-choice test question for which they choose a correct response.
    • Cleared (normal method of use), then users get all multiple-choice selections correct or they get no points for the question.

    Admin. notes

    This field is not displayed to the user and allows the administrator to put notes about the test for administrative purposes.

    Review Score (%)

    Numeric value that sets the point at which users can see correct, graded test questions upon completion.

    If users:

    • Fail, and the score is less than the % set by this value, then they see no test results.
    • Fail, and the score is greater than the % set by this value, then they see all test results and can tell which questions they missed (correct answers are not provided).
    • Pass, then they see all test results with correct answers.

    Scoring Method

    The method used for grading the test results. The values are:

    • No Score. Displays a test and calculates results, but does not compute a score or grade for the end user. Typically used for surveys or evaluations.
    • Standard. Displays number of points earned and pass-fail status. Allows the test taker to click the test name for details on correct answers to test questions.
    • Category. Grades tests using two methods—Standard and Category. With category scoring, each question is assigned a particular category, for example Product, Industry, and so on. Then, the results are calculated and reported to the user by category type. Users, managers, and administrators use this functionality to assess scoring trends and identify particular areas of user strengths and weaknesses.
    • Knowledge Check. Same as Standard scoring.
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