Using Quizzes for Better Assessment System
The assessment system is one of the most important factors in learning. You can motivate your students and at the same time disappoint them. So having a good assessment system is one of the main things you should work on. An accurate assessment is important not only in schools and universities but also in the workplace. Of course, the assessment here is different, but it is very important to correctly assess persons’ abilities, work, knowledge, etc. So to develop a better assessment system, you need to use as many quizzes as possible.
What are assessment quizzes?
To sum up a course or just the lesson you can use assessment quizzes. In assessment quizzes, you should usually involve open-ended questions and also fill-in-the-blank questions for typing in the short answers. Creating assessment quizzes has too many benefits.
Assessment Quizzes are very useful, especially for students. These types of quizzes include almost all the advantages of quizzes. It makes it easy and fun for your students to take the test. It’s a perfect lead-generation tool as well. You make learning new things easy and fun. Learning new things is not a pain for students, but a pleasure.
Let’s understand in which case you can use these quizzes. You can make these quizzes when you want to test your students’ general knowledge. You can also use them to make the sphere more specific. By choosing only a few topics and making quizzes only on them or focusing on just one topic. We do not forget about languages. You can use these quizzes to understand your user’s language level and also help them to learn new words in the language easily. Now let’s understand how you can create an assessment quiz.
With this quiz, your grading system will be more accurate. By avoiding cheating, you will clearly know the extent of your student’s knowledge and will be able to correctly assess his expertise and allow them to understand what he does not know and learn quickly.
How to Create an Assessment Quiz in WordPress
As we already understand how beneficial are assessment quizzes, let’s now learn how to create them with the WordPress quiz plugin. So as the WordPress quiz plugin is already installed and activated let’s just turn to create the WordPress quiz.
WordPress dashboard > WordPress quiz plugin > Questions > Add New
Go to your WordPress dashboard. Head to the WordPress quiz plugin from the left sub-menu and click on “Questions”. To create assessment quizzes no matter it is a job assessment quiz, leadership style self-assessment quiz, or just any type of quiz you should start creating the questions of the quiz, so click on the “Add New” button.
Just type in the question in the “Question Field” and turn to question types. WordPress quiz plugin provides you with 9 types of quizzes. You can choose between the
- Radio question type,
- Checkbox (Multiple),
- Short Text,
- Custom (Banner),
- and also the True/False question type.
Now let’s type in the answers, you can add unlimited answers to the questions. The important part of the questions is not to forget to choose the correct answer by ticking its checkbox, otherwise, you cannot continue the process of creating. From this go to the “Settings” section and by ticking on the “Show correct answers” checkbox just enable it. Now click on the “Result Settings” section and choose the “By correct answers count” variant for displaying the score of the result.
You can reorder the answers and add an image if you wish. Click on the “Save and Close” button for saving your question with answers. Repeat just the same steps with the next questions. If everything is understandable with questions with answers, let’s turn to the quiz.
WordPress quiz plugin > Quizzes > Add New
Head to the WordPress quiz plugin from the left sub-menu and click on “Quizzes”. By clicking on the “Add New” button you can start the process of creating your WordPress quiz.
Here you should add the title of your quiz and also the image and description if you wish.
Let’s turn to select questions. As you already created your questions with answers just click on the “Add Questions” button and by ticking on the questions checkbox choose the questions that you need. Click on “Select Questions” for adding the question to the quiz. If everything is ready just click on the “Save and Close” button.
The WordPress quiz plugin ensures you with too many useful features. So you can set the style of your quiz. Here you can see 6 more sections, such:
- “Result Settings”,
- “Limitation Users”,
- “User Data”,
- “E-Mail, Certificate”
- and also “Integration” sections.
Here you can find the best features for creating an assessment quiz and any type of quiz.
The “Settings” section is full of great features. Using its feature will be beneficial for you. For example, you can avoid cheating during the assessment test by enabling the “Enable Copy Protection” feature. From this the examinee cannot copy the question, so searching for it will be impossible.
In the “Settings” section, you also have an “Enable Timer” feature. So by ticking on it you will have a timer-based quiz and provide your examinee or just the quiz taker with the timer. They will exactly know how much time they have.
Explore other features and use the ones that you need to create the best quiz for your users.
Quizzes and the benefits of using them
The short tests of knowledge are already known as quizzes. Nowadays quizzes are too popular among people, such as teachers, employers, etc. are using quizzes for different purposes. So let’s understand together what are the benefits of using quizzes in different spheres as it is beneficial for students, teachers, employers, employees, and so on.
- Don’t stress, be confident
In general, the entire test-taking process is stressful for students. As you know, it is very easy to forget important information due to stress. This is where quizzes come to the rescue, with the help of which it becomes much easier to pass tests. The whole process is interesting and fun, so there is no need to stress or worry too much. Students pass the quiz with success, interest, and great love and derive several benefits from it.
Quizzes are also beneficial for self-learning. As students know the gaps in their knowledge and start to learn themselves. So provide your students with a quiz before the formal test. Your students will be aware of their knowledge gaps and they will start to work on them. They will study more, they will be concentrated on the themes they do not know well, and they will ask many questions. Also, you as a teacher will see the whole result of your course, and if the students do the same mistakes or mistakes connected with the same theme you can once again explain it to your students.
And what about the employees? Create annual tests for your employees to test their knowledge. Allow them to understand their own mistakes and try to self-correct their mistakes, through continuous learning.
- Make sure your teaching methods are good
Provide your student with the quizzes before, during, and after the course. Using the quizzes before starting the main program of standing can assure teachers what students already know and what not. So building the lesson plan became more simple, as teachers know information about the student’s knowledge. Also, make quizzes in the middle of the course. For being sure that you are in the right way and your learning method is the good one. In case of bad results, you can learn from your mistakes and make your subject more understandable and easy-learning for students. So at the end of the course when your students pass the quiz you will see great results. So as a teacher, you will be sure that your teaching methods are good, otherwise, you can change them.
- Teacher-student, employer-employee relationships
It is too important to be in touch with your students. To know the cons and pros of your methodology, to know their opinion about your subject. So quizzes are the best way for collecting feedback. Allow your students to help you to become the number one teacher.
The same happens between the employer and the employee, when you are aware of your employee, allow them to express themselves, and give feedback about your work style and their work in general. Only then will both the employee and the employer be satisfied.
- Collect data
Quizzes are a very easy way to gather the data of your users. All we need to do is to make it required for quiz takers to fill in their first name, last name, and even email in the corresponding fields before or after taking the quiz. In this case, you can get any information you want.
- Entertain your users
Entertain your users by creating interesting and fun quizzes for them. So, when gathering with friends, your users will definitely remember the funny quizzes on your website and will start to find out together which character of the Friends series they correspond to, or which of them knows the Harry Potter movie better.
- Generate Leads
So, by using quizzes, you can increase website traffic as well as generate leads. How? Very easy. Try to understand what type of quizzes your followers like the most and start making more of them. Try all types of quizzes, and find some of your users’ favorites that they share with their friends. Thanks to quizzes, the interest of their friends increases, they visit your website, and they start taking your quizzes. Your website growth is guaranteed.
So as you understand quizzes have too many advantages. Just decide what type of quiz you need. There are too many types of quizzes, such as:
- Scored Quizzes,
- Multiple-choice Quizzes,
- Knowledge Tests,
- The True or False Quizzes,
- This or That Quizzes,
- Diagnostic Tests,
- Yes or No Quizzes,
- IQ Tests,
- BuzzFeed Quizzes,
- Trivia Quizzes,
- Personality Quizzes
- and finally the Assessment Quizzes.
Each type of quiz is unique and has some advantages. So choose the best variant for you and start to create it with a WordPress quiz plugin.