Administrator Guidelines ...

Step 1. Start at the home page of the site: www.takeatest.net

Step 2. Review the home page for general information (and print it for future reference).

Step 3. Near the bottom of the page (on the right side), there is an image of an automobile ignition key.  Click on the key to start.

Step 4. On the subsequent Login page, you can play two roles:  An Administrator or a Test Taker.

As an Administrator, you will focus on Content Management tasks and functions.

As a Test Taker, you will verify the tests you have created.  Please refer to the Test Takers Guidelines for further details.

Administrator Functions & Content Management

Here is a summary of your functions as an Administrator:

  • If you are performing the administrator's role for the 1st time, you need to create a special login ID for yourself. To do so, please click on the link labeled Create a New Administrator ID.  This will result in the creation of three objects:
    1. A Test Group, which will become the ID under which all the tests you create, as well as the test takers who will be taking those tests, will be categorized
    2. An Administrator ID , which will be YOUR login ID for all your future activities
    3. A Test Taker ID, which will be the common login ID for all test takers of the tests that you create.

    Please make a note of the above three IDs and save them for future reference.

  • Enter your Administrator ID and the other information requested.  In particular, you will need to pay attention to the SMTP reference.  This is the technology that enables you as the test administrator to receive a notification email whenever a test taker completes one of the tests that you have created.  Depending on the network security requirements at your organization, you may be able to use the SMTP that comes with Takeatest.net, or you may have to change it as recommended by your current IT policies.
  • Once the Test & Evaluation History page is displayed, you will see three links that are specifically designated for you as an administrator:
    1. Create or Edit a Test (as explained below)
    2. Change your personal information
    3. View a list of test takers and generate reports for your group ID

The rest of the page (which will be initially blank) will show a summary of the tests you have taken with your Administrator ID but in a Test Taker role.

Creating or Editing a Test

Once you follow the link labeled Administrator - Click Here to Create or Edit a Test, it will bring to a page with two buttons across the top [Create a New Test] and [Legend of Styles], followed by a list of all the tests that you have created thus far, which can be edited or deleted.

  • To create a new test:
    • Click on the button labeled [Create a New Test], which will lead to the page titled: Test Database Editor - Master Record
    • Notice that the default test style is 7
    • Enter No. of Detail Lines
    • Notice that the default reverse scoring is No
    • Enter Description
    • Enter / pick Start Date
    • Enter / pick End Date
    • Click on the button labeled [Continue], which will lead to the page titled: Test Database Editor - Questionnaire Summary
    • Note the Test ID of this newly created test (for future reference)
    • Follow the instruction under: Editing Individual Questions
  • To edit an existing test:
    • Click on the link labeled Edit in front of the desired test, which will lead to the page titled: Test Database Editor - Master Record
    • Before beginning to Edit Individual Questions, you also have the option to add more detail line to the test (either at the end of the last section or starting with a new section)
    • You may also change the description and / or start-end date of the test
    • On the same page, you also have the option of selecting either or both of the following rules by clicking on their corresponding checkbox:
    • In order to force the test takers to answer all questions prior to submission for scoring, check:
    • In order to prevent the test takers from seeing the test answers at the end of scoring, check:
    • Click on the button labeled [Continue], which will lead to the page titled: Test Database Editor - Questionnaire Summary
    • Follow the instruction under: Editing Individual Questions
  • To delete an existing test:
    • Click on the link labeled Delete in front of the desired test
  • To replicate an existing test:
    • Click on the link labeled Replicate in front of the desired test
    • The new Test ID of the replicated test will be shown on the message line above the grid.

Editing Individual Questions

Once you are on the Database Editor - Questionnaire Summary page, you can choose to Edit or Delete each individual question.

  • To edit a question:
    • Click on the link labeled Edit in front of the desired question, which will lead to the page titled: Test Database Editor - Individual Questions
    • On the top of this page, you will enter:
      • Section ID:
      • Sequence:
      • Question Number:
      • Answer Count: (see Note 1)
      • Correct Answer:
      • Score Weight:
    • Following the above entries, you will also enter:
      • Description:
      • Answer A: (see Note 2)
      • Answer B: (see Note 2)
      • Answer C: (see Note 2)
      • Answer D: (see Note 2)
      • Answer E: (see Note 2)
    • Use the navigations buttons on the left side of the page to move on to other questions:
      • << (move to 1st question)
      • < (move to previous question)
      • > (move to next question)
      • >> (move to last question)
    • At the end of editing, click on the link labeled: Once Editing is done, click here to continue
  • To delete a question:
    • Click on the link labeled Delete in front of the desired question

    Note 1: For a Section Header, the Answer Count must be zero.
    Note 2: Answers "A" through "E" will appear according to the Answer Count.

Try It for Yourself

Please click on the key and go for a test drive.

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