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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 and Distance Learning classes that have multiple class sessions, all class sessions of the course are automatically associated with the same test or tests. In previous releases of eTraining, skills tests were associated with individual class sessions.

To add a skills test

  1. From the application-level menu, choose View > Site Map > Training Administration > Tests.
  2. In the Tests list, click New, and complete the fields for the new record.
  3. The fields are described in the following table.

    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. In the Add Course dialog box, select the check box is the primary field to designate the main course associated with this test.
    Auto Grade
    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 curriculum Weighted Completion value is updated when an administrator selects the Update Grade command from the Test Results form menu after manually grading the test.
    Footer Text
    Text to display in the footer of the test.
    Header Text
    Text to display in the header of the test.
    Language in which the test is written.
    Max Attempts
    Number of times a student may take the test.
    If you enter a value for Max Attempts that is greater than 1, you should use extra care in selecting the value for the Scoring field, as this determines whether or not users can see correct answers to test questions after their first attempt to take the test.
    Min Review Score (%)
    Numeric value that sets the point at which users can see correct, graded test questions upon completion.
    If users:
    • Fail, and are less than the % set by this value, then they see no test results.
    • Fail, but are 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.
    A name you choose to identify 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 that question.
    Pass Score %
    The score required to pass the test. It is best to leave this field blank until you know the total number of points that are available in 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.
    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 test taker to click 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 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.
    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.
    Time Allowed
    Amount of time a test taker may spend before submitting the test.
    Siebel eTraining 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.
    Total Points
    The total number of points available from the test.
    The kind or purpose of the test. Typical values include Evaluation, Certification Exam, Course Survey, and Instructor Survey.

 Siebel eTraining Guide 
 Published: 21 April 2003