Empowering Teachers and Administrators with Test Blueprint and Auto-Test Generator
With Empower IMS, Release 7.9, the SchoolSpire team is pleased to announce Empower Test Blueprint and Auto-Test Generator. These powerful tools allow educators to create and share test “blueprints” that aid in the construction of quality assessments that meet the defined criteria. Any combination of Content Collections, Item Banks, Learning Standards, Question Type and Level of Difficulty can be used when defining a test blueprint. This allows users to align relevant questions to an assessment or quiz very quickly.
Many Empower implementations include large item banks of questions available for teachers and administrators to use on when creating assessments. With so many options, it can become overwhelming during the item search and selection process. The Auto-Test Generator automatically finds questions that meet the defined criteria in a test blueprint, allowing educators to a broader portion of their item banks, and helping insure that the same items aren’t used over and over again. Using a blueprint reduces the amount of time it takes for teachers and administrators to generate quality, standard-aligned quizzes and assessments. By letting the auto-test generator take care of item selection, teachers can spend more of their valuable time on instruction.
Using a blueprint reduces the amount of time it takes for teachers and administrators to generate quality, standard-aligned quizzes and assessments. By letting the auto-test generator take care of item selection, teachers can spend more of their valuable time on instruction.
Once a suggested set of questions is provided using the Auto-Test generator, teachers can easily take a look at the item and its associated meta-data. The “Replace Question” feature will replace the selected question with another relevant item, matching the specified criteria.
Administrators can also create and share these test blueprints with teachers, allowing them to quickly create unique versions of tests or quizzes, with the piece of mind that they meet the rigor and and standard coverage from the blueprint. Whether blueprints are used for summative exams, formative snapshots, or classroom quizzes, users at all levels are offered a simple solution for creating quality assessments.