What are custom “Demographics”? How do I add them to the tests I use?

Our custom Demographics feature allows Administrators to add their own demographic questions to the assessments they are using. These questions can be Administrator-facing or candidate-facing.

  • Administrator Demographics:  Questions presented during the assignment process and are answered by the Administrator.
  • Candidate Demographics:  Questions presented to the candidate during the assessment session.

To create custom Demographics, follow the steps outlined below, or view these SLIDES on “Creating Custom Demographics.”

  1. Click “Demographics” under the “Assign” tab.  (Screen 1)
  2. To create a question, click “Add New Item.”  (Screen 2)
  3. A new window titled “Item Editor” will open.
  4. Select the desired question type from the dropdown list.  (Screen 3)
  5. Type the question in the “Item Text” box and input your preferred “Width.”  (Screen 4)
  6.  Use the “Preview” section to review and make edits, if necessary. Click “Check Validation” to ensure there are no errors.  (Screen 5)
  7. Click “Settings.”  (Screen 6)
  8. Click “Yes” to enable the question, then click either “Administrator” or “Candidate,” depending upon who should see the question.  (Screen 7)
  9. Click “Assessments.”  (Screen 8)
  10. Choose the assessments where this demographic question will be displayed, then click “Add Selected Assessments.”  (Screen 9)
  11. Click “Save” to close the “Item Editor” window and return to the “Demographics” page.
  12. Repeat the above process to add more questions.
  13. Once all questions have been added, click “Sequence” to arrange the order the questions will be presented.  (Screen 10)
  14. Click the arrow buttons to arrange the order of the questions, and then click “Save Sequence.”  (Screen 11)
  15. Click the “Assessments” tab.
  16. To preview how the items will appear to the Administrator and/or the candidate, double click on the assessment name that was assigned the demographic questions.  (Screen 12)

NOTE:  The following subscription levels have access to the “Custom Demographics” feature:

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