Processing completed tests: An overview

Results are generated for Tests which have been completed by a Test-taker, or a Group of test-takers.

Completed Tests are processed in two stages. In the first stage, the test items contained in them are scored. There are various scoring options; these are described in the sub-section on Scoring. This section contains chapters on how individual test items are scored – both automatically and manually (which is configured during item authoring), and on how tests are scored (which is configured when tests are put together).

In the second stage, the results of the test are generated on the basis of the scores from the previous stage. Results in TAO include several different types of information. Details on what results tables contain, as well as how to manage the results of a test, can be found in the sub-section Results.