Create Your First Assessment

Assessment Quick Start #

This tutorial helps you get up and running with your first assessment. We’ll usually stick with the default settings to keep it simple.  Let’s get started!

When you first log into your new account you will see your assessment dashboard and the 3 Example assessments listed.

Let’s create a New Assessment!

Click “New Assessment” in the upper right-hand corner of the page:

New Assessment

Select Your Scoring Model #

A box pops up on your screen to ask whether you want to create a SimpleType, or Multi-type assessment.

Create Assessment

Simple Assessments #

A Simple Assessment provides a score based on a respondent’s answers. That’s something like a school test, but without any right and wrong answers.

For example, an assessment can ask, “How likely would you enjoy a visit to the UK?” and answer out of 100%. You can set the range of scores from 1 to 100 or any other number. And you can provide custom feedback depending on the respondent’s score, such as: “Your score of 89% shows you would very likely enjoy visiting the UK.”

You can click “Simple” in the “Create Assessment” dialog if this sounds like what you need.

If not, keep reading to find out about Type and Multi-type assessments.

Type Assessments #

A Type Assessment assigns a respondent to one of several categories. That’s like the Sorting Hat in Harry Potter that assigns each new student to one of the four houses in the school.

For example, an assessment can ask, “Are you more of a Pub Person or a Museum Person?” The answer to each question scores points for one or another type. You can assign the respondent to any type based on their scores and then give them a description of that type, such as: “You are a Pub Person who enjoys a lively time out with friends.”

To create a type assessment, click “Type” in the “Create Assessment” dialog.

If not, keep reading to find out about Multi-type assessments.

Multi-Type Assessments #

A Multi-type Assessment rates a respondent in each of several categories. That’s like a report card that gives you grades or scores in several subjects.

For example, an assessment can ask, “What would you most like to study in college: arts, sciences, or business?” You can give the respondent a score for every type, along with custom feedback: “You scored High on interest in sciences. That means you will likely be very motivated if you major in science. Here are some resources to guide you… You scored Medium on interest in the area of business. That means this may not be the best choice for your major. Here are some resources to help you learn more… And you scored Low in arts. That means this would not be a good choice for your major.” 

To create a Multi-type assessment, click “Multi-type” in the “Create Assessment” dialog.

First Look at the Assessment Editor #

After choosing your assessment format, you’ll be in the Agolix editor. There you will see five tabs across the top where you set up your assessment.

For example, this is the view you will see if you choose a Simple assessment:

Assessment Editor

With Type and Multi-type assessments, you’ll see a “Types” tab instead of a “Scoring” tab.

We recommend reviewing these tabs from left to right when building your assessment.


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