How to Analyze Your Online Test Results

If your quiz takers have already finished answering the questions and the test is no longer available in their schedule, it’s time to analyze the test results.

In HmmQuiz you can easily analyze both aggregate data, automatically calculated by the application from the tests results of all the people who took this quiz, and, of course, individual results of each test taker.

Analyze aggregate test results

In order to open the page with the aggregate test results, log into your HmmQuiz account, then in the main menu select the “Results” section, and in the “Results” table click on the “Details” button in the row with the test result you want to analyze.

How to analyze tests and exams results in online testing software

At the top of the test result page you’ll see the title of the test, the name of the group of the quiz takers (class) it was assigned to, and the date and time when the test started.

To the right of these elements you’ll also see the “Export to CSV file” button which allows you to save all the content of the current page to a file on your computer so that you could open it with a spreadsheet software like Microsoft Excel. See also the article Export Your Online Exam Result to a CSV File.

Below there’s a brief description of the current test settings (for example, what was the passing score, how many attempts were allowed, and whether anti-cheating features of the test maker, like “Randomize question order” and “Shuffle answers”, were used).

The chart placed next to the test settings description shows how many test takers passed the test and how many of them failed or didn’t take it.

The bottom part of the test result page contains two tabs, “Quiz Takers’ Results” and “Questions”.

Quiz Takers’ Results

On the “Quiz Takers’ Results” tab you can see the full list of all the test takers that were included into the current class for this test. Here you will see how much time a test taker used to complete the test, their result (passed, failed, or not taken), and the final score.

If you allowed test takers to use several attempts to pass the quiz, next to the final score you’ll see the number of the last attempt used, for example, [att. 2], which can also tell you a lot about how difficult the test was for the test taker.

You can sort the table by the content of most of its columns by simply clicking on the column title. For instance, you can sort the results by the “Result” column in order to quickly see who passed the test or who didn’t take it.

It can also be useful to analyze how much time each test taker took to complete the test. If most of them did it too quickly or, on the contrary, used all the time they were allowed to use, it might be a sign that the time limit in the test settings should be changed.

Questions

On the “Questions” tab you will find aggregate stats for all of the questions that were included into the current test.

Analyze aggregate stats for questions that were included into your test

For each question you can see the question body and the image or video attached to it (of any).

The stats are presented in three columns — “Correct”, “Partially Correct”, and “Wrong”. In each column there are an aggregate number and % of all the answers given by test takers that fit this category.

Click on any column title in order to sort the content of the “Questions” tab according to the number of questions with answers that were marked as correct or, for example, as wrong. It will help you figure out which questions were too difficult or too easy to answer for your students or your employees.

Analyze each quiz taker’s result

If you want to analyze a test taker’s result and see all the answers given by her or him to all the questions, on the “Quiz Taker’s Results” tab find the quiz taker you need (it’s convenient to use the search box at the top of the tab for this task), and click on the “Details” button.

Analyze each quiz taker's results when the test is over

On the top of the next page you’ll see the name of the test taker, the test title, the date and time this quiz taker started the test, and, optionally, the number of the current attempt this person used to complete the test if they were allowed to take it more than once.

To the right of this data you might also notice a set buttons. The buttons with arrows placed here allow you to quickly switch between all the quiz takers’ results for the current test.

In the main part of the quiz taker’s result page, besides the section with the main test result data (status, result, time used), there are all the questions with all the answers given by the test taker.

It’s important to emphasize that all the questions and answers here are displayed in the same order the quiz taker saw them during the test.

So, if in the test settings you enabled features that randomized the order of questions and the order of answers within each question, it will be accurately reflected on the quiz taker’s test result page. Therefore, you can analyze how the particular order of questions or answers may affect the complexity of the test.

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