Managing Assessment Settings

Managing Assessment Settings

This article would help you understand advanced assessment settings that can be leveraged while creating an assessment. If you want to learn about the steps involved in creating an assessment, click here.

Click on "Advanced Options" as shown in the image below, to access assessment settings. The settings are bifurcated into Test Options, Section Options, Candidate registration fields & coding questions settings. Each assessment setting is explained further in this article.

Test Options

Test options allow users to configure the following test settings:

  1. Show custom message before assessment starts: You can set up a custom message that will be displayed to test-takers before the test begins (when the test is loading)
  2. Allow copy and paste (useful if assessment has coding problems): By default, the Mettl platform does not allow copy/paste on or from the test window. However, if there is any such requirement during the test, you can enable this setting.
  3. Show custom message to test-takers after test finishes: Test-takers can be shown a custom message (A thank you message or any other information) after they finish their test. Test-takers can also be shown their performance category with a customized message set for each performance category. You can read  more about performance categories in our article here.
  4. Show report to test-taker after test finishes: Test takers can be provided with a pdf download enabled link to view their test performance report immediately after completion of their test.
  5. Redirect test-takers after test finishes: For when you need to redirect your test takers to a custom web-page.
  6. Provide an on-screen calculator: Test-takers can use Mettl's advanced calculator to make complex calculations while attempting an assessment. They can access it from the calculator icon highlighted in the below screen. 
  7. Fixed section order for test-takers: An assessment can have multiple sections. Use this option to set the order in which you want the test-takers to attempt these sections.
    Once section order is fixed, a test-taker cannot move back to a previously attempted section.
  8. Custom Assessment Name:  This feature helps mask the assessment's display name and show a custom assessment name to the test-takers. E.g. An assessment could be named "Java Version 10" in your account, but with this feature, we can assign a pseudo name like "Java Consultant" to the assessment. Using this option, you can link the assessment name and schedule name or test link name. Use the keyword {assessment-name} to pick the current assessment name and {schedule-name} to pick up the current schedule name.

Section Options

Here we will explore the section options and settings that can be applied to each section of your custom designed assessment. Click on "Section Options" in advanced options.

Using these options, you can configure various settings for each section. These can be:

  • Section Instruction: Setting up custom instructions (to be shown to test takers) for each each section of test

  • Make All Questions Mandatory: To ensure that test takers does not move to the next section until he/she has attempted all questions in the current section (usually used in behavioral tests).
  • Randomize Questions: Enabling this feature will randomize the questions  displayed on the test from within the selected skill.
  • Randomize Options: Enable this to randomly juggle the answer options of a question (MCQ, Checkbox type questions etc).
    While using this setting, please ensure that if any question has options like "All of the above" or "None of the Above ", please rename it as "All of the given options" or "None of the given options".
  • Section Order: Use this to define the order in which the sections of test will be shown to test-takers. Please note, if the section order for a test is fixed, test-takers will not be able to switch between sections and will only be able to attempt the test in the order you have defined.

Candidate Registration Fields

Candidate Registration fields (CRF) helps define the registration fields to be filled  by test-takers  before attempting an assessment.
  1. Select/un-select the registration fields (from an existing set of fields defined in your account) that the test taker will fill while attempting an assessment. Please note, this selection will be only applicable at an assessment level and not on an account level.
  1. Select/Un-Select the verification of CRF's in case they are pre-filled

Coding Questions Settings

For details information around that same  click here.