Two options of conducting a computerized test in Angel:1. on campus 2. Take home
On Campus Tests most secure setting: make it password protected - only students who are present get the password. scramble, scramble and scramble nothing on the table except the laptop, pencil, eraser, a simple calculator, and give out color scratch paper beforehand no bathroom time during the test use Angel secure browser prevents cheating bye-bye to Scantron and paper
On Campus Tests students see the grades right after the test and grades automatically go to the gradebook simulating national board exams offer a variety of test questions automatically email students who achieve below standards simply copy over the test for next term
On Campus Tests create team to cater for students who need longer test time.
On Campus Tests powerful item analysis for each exam
On Campus Testsregrade/full credit/dropquestionsif mistakes happen it is easy to change or throw out questions
On Campus Tests automatically email students who achieve below standards
Take Home Tests build a test bank not very secure, too many variables to control minimize cheating if not all grading: weigh down on tests, weigh up on subjective assignments such as discussion, chat, projects, papers, presentation, etc. offers flexibility: saves classroom time typically no review after the test example: randomly select 50 questions out of 150 bank pool each student have a different test
Test Reviewprojector based reviewIndividualized reviewPersonal review
Projector Based Reviewtest review: no iphone, camera phone, recording gadgets on the tablevery secureSet a time frameTeacher logs into Angel, project the test with the key to the classAfter review is over, teacher logs out of Angel only read out loud those controversial questions advantage: another learning opportunity disadvantage: time consuming, questions are not in same order as students
Individualized ReviewNot very secure but manageable Do it after everybody finishes the test Every student logs into his own test to do the review Make it password protected and set a time frame (30 minutes) Nothing on the table except the laptop, no iphone, camera phone, recording gadgets on the table No bathroom time during the review Make sure everybody closes Angel Secure Browser after review is over.
Personal ReviewSome students may want to do a personal review with their instructor. It is typically done at instructor’s office.Instructor logs in Angel and when review is over, she/he logs out.
Current Problems in AngelAngel Secure Browser script error during the testAngel multiple choice questions don’t accept two right answers: you have to manually regradeComputer glitches do happen: students got kicked out occasionallyAfter review, instead of closing Angel Secure Browser, if students just simply close the laptop, the exam is still on the screen