Item Building

Jumble Items

  • A Jumble is a test item type that evaluates an examinee's knowledge of order.
  • The parts to be ordered are referred to as "Elements."
  • The test taker must drag and drop the elements into the proper position.
  • Elements can be words, phrases or pictures.
  • Specific elements can be "anchored" (i.e., always presented in the proper place).
  • Some examples are: Ordered Lists, Scrambled Sentences, Matching Items, Process Flows, and Rebus Puzzles.


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Jumble Properties

Each Item's properties editor is launched by clicking on the control at the specific Item level (3).

 

Field

Description

(default options underlined)

 

Name

My Jumble

The OWL TMS automatically enters "My Jumble" for a new item's name. It is recommended that you change this so you can find your content in the OWL List Pages.

 

 

User Defined

The Name of the item is used to find your activity in the OWL TMS list pages. You can also change this using the Name Field to the left of the control. (In the above example the name field displays "My Item".)

 

Title

Jumble

The OWL TMS automatically enters "Jumble".

 

 

User Defined

The Title is displayed to your test takers in the upper margin of the testing window. You can use this field to describe the section or give additional directions. Please note the amount of text displayed in the title is limited by each browser. Be sure to preview your test to ensure the title is displayed.

 

Navigation
Enabled

Yes

Allow the Test Taker to use the OWL Tester's navigation controls (arrows).

 

 

No

If Navigation is restricted then the Test's timers control the examinee's movement through the test. This feature is referred to as Auto Pilot and is further described here AUTO PILOT HELP PAGE

 

Require
Answer

Yes

The examinee cannot move forward until they have recorded their response or the timer runs out.

 

 

No

Allow the examinee to move off the item regardless of completion.

 

Practice

Yes

Practice items can be assigned points, however those points will not be added into the examinee's overall Test performance. This feature might be used to evaluate the efficacy of a new Jumble item.

 

 

No

Item is included in the Test's scoring.

 

Auto Play
Media

Yes

An audio or video recording will automatically start when the examinee lands on the Item in tester.

 

 

No

The test taker is required to press the "Play" button on the screen to begin the hearing or viewing the media.

 

Nav During
Auto Play

Yes

The examinee can use the tester's navigation while the media is playing. If Require Answer is set to use they must first provide an answer before moving on.

 

 

No

The examinee must listen/watch to the entire media prompt before moving on to the next test item. This feature must be set to "No" when using Sync Playback and Record (see below). When using this feature, Auto Play Media must be set to "Yes."

 

Replays

Unlimited

The test taker can replay the audio prompt as many times as they like, provided limits have not been on the Test.

 

 

Limited = 0

The examinee will not be allowed to replay the Item's Audio prompt.

 

 

Limited = 1

The examinee will be allowed to replay the Item's Audio prompt once.

 

Replay
Penalty

0

This should remain "0" for constructed response items that require evaluation by a human rater such as Jumble, Essay and Translation Items.

 

 

user defined

Not applicable.

 

Response
Time

Unlimited

Set the amount of time the test taker has to respond to the item. If set to unlimited, the Test will remain on the item until the examinee clicks on the next item control. THIS IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

 

 

Timed =
User Defined

Set the amount of time the examinee will have to record their response to the item. When this expires the test will move on to the next item.

PLEASE NOTE: Setting the Response Time on an item will apply to the particular item only. If you have set the Response Time at the Section or Test level, that setting will override any value that you set here.

 

Response
Prompt

Beep

Select for an indicator to play after the think time has expired letting the examinee know it is time to respond.

 

 

None

No beep will be heard.

 

Keywords

Nothing

Keywords can be used like tags for sorting and grouping your content in the OWL List Pages. They can also be used to engage certain other OWL features that have not yet been incorporated into the user interface.

 

 

User Defined

Enter any words that are relevant to your workflow.Keywords can also be used to engage certain other OWL features that have not yet been incorporated into the user interface. KEYWORDS HELP PAGE

 

Category

Testing

Response to item will be included in the test scoring.

 

 

Survey

Response will be recorded, but no points will be assigned.  Responses to items marked as survey can be reported on separately in OWL.

 

Level

None

This is the proficiency level of the test item. This information is not visible to the test taker. By setting a Level for your question you can more easily access this item to build sections or tests in the future.

 

 

Select from
Drop Down List

In most cases, this menu is configured by your administrator with the levels that you typically use. Some examples of values that may appear in this field are:
ACTFL Level - Novice Low, Novice Mid, Novice High…
ILR (Interagency Language Roundtable) - 0, 0+, 1, 1+...
COE (Council of Europe) - A1, A2, B1, B2 ...
Your own - If you wish to establish your own scale, ask you administrator to customize this list for your needs

 

Rubric

None

Add a rubric to an item if you would like a human rater to provide this type of input when assessing the response in OWL.

 

 

Select from
Drop Down List

Rubrics you have built in OWL will appear in the drop down list. Select the one that you would like to be applied. Rubrics at the Item level will only be applicable if they have not been applied at the Section or Test Level.

 

Layout

Vertical

Display the Jumble options in a list format.

 

 

Horizontal

Display the Jumble options side by side as in a sentence.

 

Jumble Elements...

The properties editor is launched by clicking on the control on the element.

Jumble builder

 

Field

Description

(default options underlined)

 

Anchor

Yes

Click yes to anchor the position of the element relative to the other floating elements in the test taker's display.

 

 

No

Element will be one of the items that the test taker will drag and drop into the proper position.

 

Prompt

User Defined

The text entered in the element's text prompt will appear here.


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