How do assessments work?
The Assessment section in our tool can be used to create outcome based tests, such as a 'personality-test'. But how exactly does that work?
The Assessment section is one of the five available formats in our tool to set up your test. If you would like to find out about the other formats in our tool, please read this article.
What are Assessments used for?
The main purpose of an Assessment is to determine something about the test taker, based on their given answers to the test. You might want to use an Assessment to determine someone's personality-type, or their level of knowledge about something, or their preferences for interior-styling... The possibilities are endless!
This is an example of an Assessment that is set up to determine which Martial Art would suit you best:
The difference between a Multiple Categories- and a Single Axis Assessment
When you start creating an Assessment in our tool, you will be asked to choose between 2 different types of Assessments: A Multiple Categories Assessment, and a Single Axis Assessment:
You should choose the Single Scale option when your outcomes are related to each other in a 'linear' way. A user gets points for their specific answers, and the outcome of the test is just based on the scoring-range that their score falls into.
If your outcomes are more 'scattered' and related to each other in a complex, multi-axis way, you should go for the Multiple Categories Assessment type. An answer can contribute to any (or several) of the outcomes.
Just to set expectations here: The graphs that are used to illustrate the different assessment types are not available for displaying the results of the test. We have other nice, more practical ways to display the result to your users. :wink:
Setting the outcomes of an Assessment
When you look at the menu of your Assessment, you will find a tab named "Categories"; Here you can create the possible outcomes for your test.
With the highest account-level, you will have the following options to enter for each of your Categories:
- Category description
- Category url
- Image (with optional image credits)
- Image for Social Media sharing (with optional image credits)
- Text for Social Media sharing
Matching the questions & answers to the outcomes
The given answers to the questions will determine which of the Categories is displayed on the Result page of the test. To make this work, you need to assign points to the outcome-categories for every answer-option.
When you create your questions, you will find the option to assign points to a Category for every possible answer.
The system will calculate the outcome, based on the amount of points for each category.
You might find this instructional video useful to get an idea of the relation between Categories, given answers & assigned points.
The Result page of an Assessment
There are several options for displaying the outcome on the Result page of the Assessment:
- You can choose to display only the main category on the result page, or all of the categories (in the order of the scores for each of them)
- You can choose whether you want to show the percentages
- You can choose to show / hide the Social Media sharing buttons
- You can choose to display a chart with all the categories
This is an example of the most 'minimalistic' Result page where only the main category is displayed:
And this is an example of the most 'elaborate' Result page where all the categories are displayed, including a graph, percentages and Social Media share-buttons:
Need some assistance with setting up your Assessment?
Setting up an Assessment can seem (and be 😅) quite a complicated thing to do. We are happy to assist you with that. So please don't hesitate to reach out and ask for our help!
You can either use the Chat feature on our website, or send us an email to email@example.com