Questions and their sound preparation are the largest task, however later the higher value of the system as well. It is particularly important to emphasize, that accuracy, clearness, unambiguousness and correct classification of each question to four predefined complexity classes provide for proper work of examination system as a whole. Just because of that there is a possibility of using several types of questions, as it was already mentioned in the introductory part. Following up questions, changes and revisions and successfulness of their passing in the past, as well as number of appearance of a particular question in the examination are possibilities further upgrading testing quality. These data enable good configuration of the system operation from the administrative aspect.

Compilation of questions is made by writing the text in corresponding sections of administrative interface and adding path to certain images or animations / interactive simulations used within questions. Any time, depending on rights, administrators may correct or alter questions.



Types of Questions

Survey of basic types of questions and their descriptions is given below:

Multiple choice question - question with offered textual answers


::: single correct answer ::: multiple correct answers
Match Case question - one correct answer Match Case question - more correct answer

Hot Spot - click on the image or its part

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Hot Spot - click on the image or its part Fill in the Blank question

Interactive simulation
Interactive simulation  

Interactive questions are designed using Macromedia Flash or Authorware technology, so that the content of each question is fully arbitrary. Number of steps to be performed by the Attendant in order to solve successfully the set task is also arbitrary and shall vary from question to question. All such questions have in common that they evaluate the user with successfulness of 0 - 100% and on the basis of that successfulness, the attendant achieves proportional number of points in relation to total points the question allocates. It is also possible to score the question in: correct/incorrect manner.

These questions are particularly useful in testing the knowledge of particular actions within various computer applications. Contrary to the classic way of examining where the user is usually required to identify which is the function of certain tools or menus, here is the user required to perform a complete action by simulation of operation on the real tools - e.g. to send e-mail message by using the MS Outlook and to add to it the adequate signature...




Questions may be scored (evaluated on points) in one of two basic ways:
a) Free defining

This form of scoring is usually used for interactive questions. Such questions require the user to perform certain actions by interaction with the questions interface itself. Accuracy in execution of actions is shown in percentage and value of points collected by the user; it’s calculated by multiplication of percentage of solving successfulness and the number of points allocated by this question. The amount of points in relation to other types of questions is determined by the administrator with free evaluation, as such questions are very specific and in fact, each question is different.
Free points definition can be also used for other question types.

b) According to the predefined criterion

Such a form supposes 4 various levels of complexity of a question and thus adequate rating on points. For each particular question it is also possible to determine number of points as desired, for correct, as well as for incorrect answers. I.e. it can be defined that easy question (level 1) is scored 3 points if answered correctly, 0 points if not answered and –1 points if answered incorrectly. Hard Question (level 3) can be scored with i.e. 5 points for correct answer, 0 for no answer and –2 for the wrong one, etc.



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