This model is recommended for formative, dynamic tests.
A further option for this model would be to split the parent folder – e.g. Science Paper 1 – into (difficulty) levels before splitting it further into skill area subfolders. This would enable you to keep more difficult items separate from easier ones; choosing this option will be beneficial for those subjects – such as Level 3 Science or Maths – with test papers that are split into difficulty/ability level (i.e. lower, intermediate and higher).
- Useful for tests which are created dynamically – this model makes it easier for you to ensure that each Skill Area subfolder contains enough pages to satisfy dynamic rules created in Test Creation. For example, a specific folder – e.g. the Photosynthesis folder – can be used to satisfy a dynamic rule when creating a test form.
- This is beneficial if you are constructing tests by unit and Learning Outcomes in Test Creation because pages can be accessed in the Search Parameter panel more easily.
- Page content can be easily identified by subject matter.
- Useful for subjects with different ability levels.
- Author responsibility is less visible and cannot be easily tracked.
For further information, visit the Working with Folders page in the Surpass Help.