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Creating A New Assessment

Inside the main page of your Assessment Generator account, you will find a button in the upper right-hand corner that says “New Assessment.”


Create new assessment


Click this button to create your new assessment.

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

Create assessment

Assessment Generator features three kinds of assessments, which determine how each assessment will be scored:

Simple Assessment

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

For example, an assessment can ask, “How likely would you enjoy visiting 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 likely enjoy visiting the UK very much.”

You assign points to the answer choices for each question to provide them with 1 overall score for your assessment. You can create score bands and provide personalized content for your respondents based on their scores.

Type Assessment

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.”

Multi-type Assessment

A Multi-type assessment rates a respondent in each of several categories. That’s like a report card that gives you grades in several subjects without passing or failing grades.

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 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.”

Assessment Generator Editor

Once you select one of the above, you will be taken to the Assessment Generator editor for your assessment.

AG Editor -- Simple Assessment

At the top of the page are 5 tabs. These are the 5 tabs that you will see for a simple assessment:

  1. Setup — where you enter your general assessment information
  2. Questions — where you enter your assessment instructions and questions
  3. Style — where you can design and preview the look of your assessment
  4. Scoring — where you set up your score ranges and interpretations for your assessment
  5. Results — where you define how you want your respondents to receive their assessment results

When creating a Type or Multi-type assessment, you’ll see a “Types” tab instead of the “Scoring” tab.

AG Editor -- Type-Based Assessment

The “Types” tab is the place to set up your types or categories for your Type or Multi-type assessment.

Next, please check out how to set up your assessment.

Please review the rest of our User Guide to learn more about our software.