Printing and Exporting
you selected, the variability of each question, and the settings for the following three options
determine how each version of a test will differ from the other:
Preserve question order
If you select this option, the questions on each version of the test will be in the same order as on
the first version of the test. If you do not select this option, questions on each version will be
randomly scrambled at the lowest level of organizational sorting.
Preserve number values
If you select this option, the questions that contain randomized numbers or text will not be
recalculated or regenerated from version to version. All versions of the test will use the same
values as the first version of the test. If you do not select this option, algorithmic questions will be
recalculated or regenerated so that each version of the test contains different number or text
Preserve multiple-choice answer order
If your test contains multiple-choice questions or bimodal questions in multiple-choice format, and
you select this option, the order of the answer choices on all the versions will be the same as on
the first version of the test. If the option is not selected, multiple-choice answers will be randomly
reordered on each version of the test.
Print correlation of questions
If you request more than one version of a test, then you can print a correlation table that shows
where each question from the testbank is used on each version of the test. The correlation lists
each question by its question ID and gives its question number on each version of the test. For
example, if your test includes multiple-choice question 1 from chapter 1 of the testbank (Testbank
1.1-1), and you have printed two versions in which the question order is scrambled, you can track
where this question occurs on version A and version B. The correlation prints after all the
requested forms and their answer keys are printed.
Print answer key
Select this option to print an answer key for each version. Check other boxes to select which
information to print for each question. If no point values have been assigned to individual
questions, then all questions will display a point value of "1". When descriptor categories, such as
topic or page references, are unavailable for the selected test items, they are dimmed and cannot
be selected for printing on the answer key.
Enter the number of columns (1-5) you want for the answer key. Multiple columns work best when
the test contains all or mostly multiple-choice, true/false, and short answer questions with
answers that are single words or short phrases. If answers are wider than the space allowed by
the column, the answers will wrap within the column.
Print student answer sheet
Select this option to print a form that students can use to record their answers for the test
questions. The answer form includes a short write-on line for each question, similar to what you
would see if you were to display answer blanks on the test page.
Enter the number of columns (1-5) you want for the student answer sheet. Multiple columns work
best when the test contains all or mostly multiple-choice, true/false, and short answer questions
with answers that are single words or short phrases. If the anticipated answers are longer than
one line, the answer sheet will leave multiple lines of space for students to write their answers
within the column.