Test Building

OWL Pre-launch Checklist

STEP 1: Enter Your Test

Test MUST has at least ONE Section

All Sections have at least ONE Item

No Items (tracking #) are used more than ONCE

 

Verify with Quick Preview
All preview options = “No”

Are Test Directions complete and properly formatted?

All sections are present and in build order

Section layout is correct (One per Page vs. All per Page)

Section header (if applicable) is correct (complete, free of typos, etc)

All items are present and in build order

Content is correct (complete, free of typos, etc)

Proper item layout (vertical vs. horizontal Layout)

 

Edit as necessary and repeat.

 

STEP 2: Review Advanced Properties and Target Languages

 

Verify with Examinee Preview
Preview As Student = “Yes”, Select Target Language(s)

Section Randomization*

Item Randomization*

Option Shuffling (Multiple Choice, Drop Downs)

Auto-play audio/video prompts*

Replays if allowed*

Proper Target Language Prompts*

Overall Test Timer*

Section Timers*

Item Think Timers, Beeps, Response Timers *

Navigation behavior (Forward v. At will)

Did correct audio prompts play?

 

Edit as necessary and repeat.

 

STEP 3: Set Test Points

 

Verify with Scoring Preview
All Preview Options = “Yes”

Correct/incorrect answers recognized (look on item tabs)

Item scoring correct (monitor points in upper right corner of tester)

Case sensitive rating on Short Answer and Cloze functioning as expected*

Is replay penalty functioning as expected*

Is Test Scoring Correct (look at Finish Test Tab)

Did Flight Path function as expected*

 

Edit as necessary and repeat.
IMPORTANT: If you make any changes to the test, REVISIT the points editor

 

 

STEP 4: Create Assignment

Establish all Assignment settings

Do not use “Class Assign” or add actual students to the assignment roster at this time

Create a sample student account and add it to the assignment roster manually, OR

Establish Registration Codes*

 

 

STEP 5: Take the Test

If applicable, use with registration code to create a sample student account and/or registration

Log into OWL as the sample student and launch the activity

Are Assignment and Activity Titles Correct?

Does Test function as desired?

Is end of Test Feedback correct?

Did Flight Path function properly?*

 

Edit as necessary and repeat.
If changes are required, unlock the test by carefully deleting any samples responses.

 

 

Step 6: Open Response in Rater

Are Rubrics on Items/Sections/Test as expected?

Did auto-scoring function as expected?

Are you able to score manually rated items?

 

Edit as necessary and repeat.
If changes are required, unlock the test by carefully deleting any samples responses.

 

 

Step 7: Run Reporting

Are you getting expected information from the reporting?

Are the rubrics in the proper position for the desired assessment reporting?

 

Edit as necessary and repeat.
If changes are required, unlock the test by carefully deleting any samples responses.

 

Step 8: Delete Sample Responses

Assessment Menu >> Admin >> Responses

 

 

Step 9: Launch Your Test

Add raters to the assignment roster*

Add proctors to the assignment roster*

Add test administrators to the assignment roster*

Add students to the assignment roster, OR

Edit the assignment to update the Class Assignment, OR

Distribute Registration Codes

 

 * Steps indicated with an asterisk are optional based on assessment requirements.


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