As with any skill, effective use of the quiz engine takes time, work, and practice. Of course, a few guidelines can serve as helpful tools that will assist in making your quiz truly valid and reliable.
The first thing you need to do is select an effective question design strategy. Asking good questions, (making sure your respondents thoroughly understand what is being asked) is one of the most important factors in obtaining useful data. Consider these things in the formulation of your test questions:
First, make sure to tie each question to your goal. After all, you know exactly what you are trying to measure. Make sure that your questions translate directly to the theme you are trying to set. Try to ask multiple questions about each important idea related to your theme. This gives you more data points that will assist you in effective measurement.
Next, when writing a multiple-choice question, be sure that each wrong answer represents a common misconception. You wouldn’t want any options to appear so obviously unrelated. It will also eliminate the confounding variable of easy guessing.
Also, never overlook the significance of a good practice run. Testing and retesting will easily provide you with information regarding your test and the areas upon which improvement is needed. Perhaps you need to rewrite your questions to accommodate a lower comprehension, or some questions need to be redone entirely because they do not measure what is intended. Just as practice makes perfect, always be open to the idea that your test can still be improved.
Once you’ve got what you consider to be a well-written test, be sure to use the appropriate quiz reports and statistics. Detailed reports are valuable tools for understanding your data, as well as presenting it to your respondents. Reports that are too complicated or too insignificantly detailed may be difficult for them to understand, thus preventing your respondents from gaining anything from your quiz. Most people expect results for any form of work. Providing them with an adequate response is close to common courtesy.