There is now a Computing Baseline, but if you use these tests for long-term baselining, don't worry. They are going to stay.
These tests will provide a reasonably accurate view of students' KS levels if administered according to these rules:
- Set at least three levels of test, one at, one just above, and one just below the predicted level of each student.
- Set two attempts per test, so students initially take at least 60 questions in total.
- Set all three (or more) quizzes in the same assignment the same assignment, so the results appear in the same markbook.
When the students have finished, use the Results and Actions menus in the Assignments List to explore your results data. You can also click on the name of each quiz in the Assignments List to see an instant key-concept analysis that is very useful.
These tests automatically adjust their timing to encourage each student to maintain focus and motivation. You no longer need to set separate versions for students of different abilities. If possible, assign at least one quiz from another course a day or more before students take the Baseline. Yacapaca calculates students' question speed preferences overnight, so the timing will run much better. This also allows students to settle into the format, giving a more accurate result.