Showing Pre-test Results

Jul 13, 2020

I'm working on a pre-test/test-out option for a curriculum.  I've created 5 short quizzes - and the learner doesn't know how they did until they complete the full test.  I have the final result page showing the result of the overall quiz - the learner has to earn 85% passing grade to test out.  However, I am looking to see if there is a way that I can give the learner a breakdown of how they fared in each quiz, as each quiz is a specific topic after they complete the whole quiz.  So the idea is to be able to show them what learning module they should focus on if they don't pass.

Has anyone done this type of test-out before?  Looking for any inputs/suggestions.



6 Replies
Judy Nollet

Hi, Geraldine,

You could create variables to track how well they did in each mini-quiz, and then provide feedback based on what's in those variables. (If you're not familiar with variables and conditions, it's worth the time to learn about them via Articulate's user guides and tutorials, because they provide the real control in the program.)

Another option:

  • Create a Results slide for each mini-quiz. These could be grouped together after all the mini-quizzes are done (i.e., a Results slide does not have to appear immediately after the quiz is done). Set them up so they provide info about how the user did on the questions for the corresponding topic.
  • Then have a "final" Results slide that compiles the results from the other Results slides (instead of the results from quiz slides). This is done in the Result Slide Properties.
Geraldine Follmer

Hi Judy

Thanks for getting back to me.  I've set my file up with a results slide for each mini-quiz (the learner doesn't see these).  When they finish the whole quiz they'll see a "breakdown" page with how they did in each quiz - that bit is working!  Now, I want to add in a button where depending on their result for each quiz, they get a button that says "Take the Course" or "Good to Go" (it's just a working concept for now).  I have states created for these two buttons, but I can't get them to work properly.  Would you mind taking a look at the file - see attached.  Not sure what I'm doing wrong to get the states to show.

Allison LaMotte

Hi Geraldine,

I had a quick look at your project and I figured out why your states aren't working! All I did was change the triggers to fire when the timeline starts on the slide instead of when the variable changes and they're working. I've attached the updated version of your file.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

Judy Nollet

Hi again, Geraldine,

I'm glad Allison stepped in to help. I don't "subscribe" to discussions, so I don't get notified about replies. 

FYI: Here are some basic steps for troubleshooting that I wrote up for someone else recently. I'll re-share them here in case they might be helpful for future reference.

  • Check whether the triggers are in the right place and in the right order. For example:
    • You can't leave a slide and then execute something on the slide you just left.
  • Check that the "when" for trigger execution is actually happening. For example:
    • If a trigger is supposed to execute when the timeline starts, it won't re-execute unless you set the slide to reset the timeline when the user returns. 
    • A trigger that executes based on when a state or variable changes has to be on the slide where that change happens.

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