New in Version 5

New in this major version release is high resolution display, multi-part questions, expanded references, an enhanced print manager, grouping, a solution view, right-to-left layout, and a whole lot more.

Take a peek below to see descriptions of these and more of the improvements available in Schoolhouse Test 5 that will make the job of creating tests even easier.

4K Ready

Thinking about getting a 4K monitor? Or maybe a high resolution laptop? Schoolhouse Test 5 has you covered. It now scales correctly up to 400%. No more jagged, blurry text, lines, and images. The higher the resolution the better it looks.

4K Ready

Multi-Part Question

The new multi-part question steps in when a single overall question or topic with multiple parts is the best fit for your test requirements. Marks can even be assigned for each individual part.

Multi-Part

References

Schoolhouse Test 5 now has eight reference fields plus the status selector and the notes text box all on a convenient sliding panel. And each reference field has a reference editor that provides easy editing and organization of all your references.

References

Print Manager

The new Print Manager provides easy, all-in-one-place, printing. Now you can set up all parts of your print job, test document and key, answer sheet and key, and solution from one place and then send it to the printer with a single click. You can even randomize elements of your test between print jobs.

Print Manager

Text Editor

A handy text editor is now provided for enhanced text editing for every text-based question element.

The text editor is particularly useful when you need to add a large amount of text. Rather than scrolling up and down to work with your text, simply pop open the text editor, edit your text, and close it.

Text Editor

Open File

New open file functionality provides a detailed view of your recent test documents as well as all your test documents in a specific folder. View creation and modified times, file size, and document information. Document information is a new feature in Design View that gives you the option to add some custom information about your saved test.

Open File

Fill-in-the-Blanks

The fill-in-the-blanks question sees some major enhancements in version 5. You have always been able to simply double-click a word to remove it and add a blank space with a line in its place. Now you can simply hold down the control key and double-click a blank line to return the word. Or use the undo/redo buttons to easily undo or redo your last changes.

Also added is a word bank providing an optional randomized list of words that have been removed. And in the document options for fill-in-blanks are new settings for numbering size and numbering decoration including parentheses and hyphens.

Fill-in-the-Blanks

Grouping

The new grouping capability allows for easy organization and management of your test document. Simply add a Begin Group element before a set of questions and other elements that you want to control as a cohesive group and add an End Group at the end of that grouping.

Now you can select the level of randomization that will be applied to that group from no randomization to randomization of only the question elements in each question.

Grouping

Solution View

Solution View is an enhanced test answer key that was developed for instructors who would like to include hidden text and notes as follow-up reference information either for themselves or for their students.

Without hidden text or notes the Solution View is exactly the same as the document answer key.

Solution

Hidden Text

Now it's a whole lot easier and faster to add hidden text to your questions. Simply right-click to open the context menu and select Add Hidden Text or use the key combination Ctrl+H. The hidden text editor adds the required curly braces and you can just enter your text and click OK.

Hidden text is now only shown in the new Solution View.

Hidden Text

Table

The table question in Schoolhouse Test 5 has received some major enhancements. Answer cells no longer have to be assigned just to whole rows or columns. You can now click the answer icon on any table cell to make that cell an answer regardless of where it is in the table.

Another significant advance for the table is the addition of mouse enabled resizing. Just click and drag any row or column with your mouse to make adjustments to its size and position.

Table

Multiple Choice

Multiple choice questions now include the option to set the number of choice columns for each question on an indivual basis.

Multiple Choice

Report

Schoolhouse Test 5 now comes with report capability. Report provides a way for you to select the question data you want to preserve (question number, question text, references, and notes) and then export it to Excel, HTML, CSV, and text as well as save it to file. The best option for printing your report is to export to HTML and print from your favorite web browser.

Report
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