BUILD and Share Media-Rich Content
OWL's robust online exam builder allows you to build a test content library of online activities that can include audio, video, text and/or images. You can control nearly every aspect of test delivery -- randomization of items, shuffling of options, amount of think time, amount of response time, etc. The OWL test builder offers a wide variety of question types that can be applied to almost any learning situation.
TEST Securely from Any Web-Enabled Device
You can deliver testing to just a few examinees or thousands of individuals, selected classes, or groups. OWL allows users to create customized tests with unlimited machine-scored and/or human-rated questions delivered to the test taker through one simple platform. Incorporate flexible think and response-time functions across the entire test, by section or individual questions. Control the number of times a student/candidate can take a test and play or replay media files. OWL is extremely flexible and efficient with features that allow you to reuse test items and sections, to deliver the same test in multiple languages, and to create computer-based multistage adaptive testing. With OWL, you decide when and where to administer tests. There is never a need to schedule meeting or phone time with OWL.
SCORE Automatically and Rate Manually in the Same System
Raters simply login to read or listen to constructed responses like online essays, oral response questions and translation activities. There is no need to transfer files. Standard or custom rubrics can be applied to individual test items, test sections or the entire test. OWL also offers multiple options for scheduling blind assessments and the ability to add pre-populated comments for uniform and consistent feedback. Once results are published, examinees can log in to OWL to review audio and/or textual feedback from the rater.
REPORT on Student and Program-Wide Results
The OWL data warehouse stores all the raw data to perform extensive analytics. Test results can be managed within the OWL Test Management System, or they can be easily exported to the reporting or analytic system of your choice. The OWL Test Management System also includes turnkey graphical representations of test score distributions and cross tab reporting for immediate scrutiny. For users with more complex reporting requirements, OWL also offers add-on customized report development services. OWL captures and stores all aspects of the test takers’ activities. From actual response option selection to time spent on an individual item, data can be used for virtually any metric. Some examples are item analysis, gradebook reporting, inter-rater reliability review, and year-over-year program comparisons. Furthermore, OWL gives you the ability to desegregate data based on specific standards such as student learning objectives (SLO), standards of learning (SOL), ACTFL guidelines, or CEFR proficiency levels.
IMPROVE Your Assessment Cycle at Every Step
OWL gives you the vehicle to efficiently and consistently collect and analyze testing results over time. Results data can become a valuable tool to assess testing efforts, evaluate teaching methods, examine the longitudinal progress and strengths of your programs, and as a means for norming test evaluation. The OWL Test Management System is flexible and scalable to meet the needs of any academic, government, or business organization concerned with enhancing the assessment process and improving outcomes.