Creating Tests and Ensuring Fair Testing is Easier with ExamView

As a teacher, it’s not very likely that creating tests and practice problems is one of your favorite activities. There are so many things you have to consider, including how to fairly analyze how well your students are faring, how to handle the fact that different learners may respond better to different kinds of questions, and how to keep students from “sharing” answers with one another during the testing period. Wouldn’t it be better if you could just generate a test from relevant questions and deliver it to your students online wherever they are?  

 

That’s why Echo360 redefined test creation for teachers just like you. ExamView is the quick-generating, automatic question-creating, one-click test bank-importing assessment tool that makes it easy to build tests. It’s already the most widely-used quiz maker for education, professional development, and businesses! Put simply, ExamView is among the best test generation tools on the market today.

 

Our e3 philosophy, based on equity, engagement, and evidence, guides our software creation strategy, so you can be sure ExamView has been created with your needs in mind. It includes an extensive question bank sourced from over 90 leading publishers and intuitive tools for writing your own questions. Continue reading to learn how ExamView can help you create interactive, fair, and assessment-standard tests for all ages with just a few clicks. 

What makes a great test creator?

An exam creation tool’s core purpose is to help teachers create better tests and quizzes. Many people associate this type of software with K-12 instruction, but any instructor who spends time building tests can benefit. If you’re a college professor teaching Boolean algebra, a test generation tool can help you write exam questions. If you’re in charge of compliance training at a large company, you can create a test focusing on each learner’s knowledge of safety protocols or recertification requirements. Whatever your situation, this test creation tool will rapidly become one of your most important teaching resources. 

While many companies market solutions to create tests, there are a few specific features you should be looking for. First, you want a trustworthy, expansive question bank filled with questions aligned with the content you’re teaching. You also want an intuitive design to help you make tests, including templates you can modify as needed. You want a simple way to get your tests up and running and solid analytics that help you draw meaningful conclusions from the results. 

 

The best test creation tools recognize the value of your free time. For example, software that can grade tests for you streamlines the process while the ability to assign a test as homework gives you more classroom time to concentrate on teaching. You want multiple question types to be supported as well since performance on an essay tests different skills than a multiple-choice question. You may wish to look for other features as well depending on how you intend to use your test creation software.  

How does exam creation software help instructors?

You may be used to test authoring taking up your free time as well as your scheduled lesson planning time, cutting into family or leisure activities. This may have led to job dissatisfaction in the past, but with ExamView, you can create tests in minutes. This can not only improve the quality of your tests and quizzes but the quality of your life outside the classroom as well.

 

ExamView is a test creation tool that allows you to access publishers’ question banks and make tests using them. You are not required to use the content library that comes with ExamView to benefit from its powerful features — you can create content of your own, too. Mix and match as you like. 

ExamView also features dynamic content. You can generate multiple iterations of the same exam questions to test the same concept to make sure that students truly understand the content. You can also use the bimodal tab to toggle between multiple-choice and short-answer question types, immediately changing the difficulty level for any question on the test. A single click can change values on a math question or rephrase an English question to identify the verb or the adverb from a set of multiple-choice responses, for example.

 

Since you can’t get an accurate picture of how students are doing if they share answers, ExamView can create up to 26 different versions of a test instantly. This way, you can discourage students from cheating. After all, if one question #8 is different from another question #8, there’s really no benefit in sharing answers. Of course, all versions of the test will have the same level of difficulty to promote equity. 

What can I do with completed exams?

Writing tests is one thing, but managing all of the content you’re making can also be a hassle. Fortunately, you won’t have to worry about a thing with ExamView. ExamView’s Test Manager delivers robust management capabilities, meeting learner needs while effortlessly adapting to any technology constraints. 

 

ExamView also offers built-in analytical tools to help you assess, track, and analyze performance at the individual and group levels. You can monitor the results in your preferred LMS or view them directly within ExamView for maximal convenience. You can also choose when to share results with learners. 

How will I source test questions?

Writing your own test questions takes time, so drawing items from other sources can prove immensely valuable for busy teachers. Of course, you need to verify that the questions you’re using meet your high expectations. 

 

To start with, ExamView’s content library features more than 15,000 assessment questions that are aligned with today’s educational standards and Common Core curriculum. Furthermore, employers looking to train and test employees can expect questions from reliable sources such as Human Kinetics, the National Restaurant Association, and F.A. Davis. This takes a lot of pressure off right away. 

 

In addition, more than 90 publishers and 13,000 individual textbooks provide content to ExamView so you can easily access questions based specifically on the chapter or unit your students are studying. The software pulls in questions and even adjusts them, doing the hard work for you.

ExamView supports multiple types of questions, including short answers, essays, numeric responses, multiple-choice, multiple-response, matching, true or false, and sentence completions (among others). Many questions are written to be modified too, giving teachers access to hundreds of thousands of starter questions. And we’re always looking for reliable partners to add even more questions to the ExamView test question bank.  

Can I only make exams with this test creation tool?

Absolutely not! While many instructors invest in ExamView because they’re building tests, most ultimately use it to create other things as well. For example, ExamView is a great way to transform random questions into study guides learners can use to prepare for an exam as the material is drawn from the same source as the questions on the test. Homework assignments and worksheets can also be created using ExamView for the same purpose.  

Naturally, you can produce comprehensive practice tests on ExamView as well. Simply tell the class how much time they have to finish and let them explore their academic strengths and weaknesses independently. Problematic questions can be addressed in a group setting during the next meeting, while students can use their individual results to guide which content areas they should brush up on. 

 

Writing a quiz is another great application of ExamView. The quiz is often an underutilized tool in a teacher’s arsenal. You don’t need to devote an entire session to a quiz, but you still get valuable evidence of student performance before moving on to the next subject. One of our top tips is to transfer questions from ExamView into PointSolutions. PointSolutions is real-time polling software that provides a mechanism to evaluate student performance without disrupting the flow of educational sessions.

 

You can even use ExamView to create trivia quiz games to make reviewing for a test more fun. EchoEngage offers gamification features including live leaderboards to help you leverage the ExamView question bank to engage learners. While ExamView is called a test wizard generator, creating tests and quizzes is far from the only thing you can do with it.  

Discover how easy it can be to build tests with ExamView today

Learners don’t like test day and instructors often dread all of the work that comes with it. If you’re ready to make testing a better experience for all, a test generation tool such as ExamView can automate exam grading, modify items to your liking, and facilitate the administration of online tests. The unique features of ExamView also promote equity by ensuring all test-takers receive a fair chance, help you collect and analyze evidence of learner progress, and promote engagement to the greatest extent possible on a test.  

If your needs don’t call for a traditional test, you can still use ExamView to produce training materials and informal study guides, add quizzes to live presentations, and measure student performance on self-paced assignments. ExamView is also one of the most powerful study tools learners could ask for since it ensures a direct relationship between what they see during lessons and the material on the test. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. 

 

Whether you want to create tests for your learners to take digitally, online, or with pen and paper (or even allow THEM to choose), ExamView is the test-making software for you. We’ll be happy to show you all the features of ExamView (along with the rest of the Echosystem’s tools) so you can experience all the ways it can benefit your classroom. Contact us today

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