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Downloads for TestGen-EQ Plug-In

The TestGen-EQ plug-in allows a TestGen-EQ test, consisting of multiple-choice and true/false questions, to be displayed, taken, and scored in a web browser on a local computer. It transmits the results across the Internet back to a text file at a target directory on the local machine where the results can be retrieved and interpreted via CGI or ASP and put into a gradebook or course management system.

Pearson Education provides course management programs along with many if its textbooks and online courses, some of which are or will be able to display and score tests made with TestGen-EQ. In this case, all you need do is have students download and install the TestGen-EQ plug-in in their browser's Plugins folder, then access the course management system to take tests you create.

To make the plug-in work with your own management system, you will need to set up a web page that uses the HTML Embed command to give information to the plug-in about how you want to set up the test window and administer your test. Download and study the TestGen-EQ Plug-in documentation for more specific details and examples.

Features of the TestGen-EQ Plug-In

The plug-in let you use a web page to administer tests created with TestGen-EQ. You can control:
  • a test window that allows the TestGen-EQ plug-in to display a test created with TestGen-EQ
  • adjustable color, size, and placement of the test window
  • a Review mode that allows students to see their answers along with the highlighted correct answers
  • a test timer and a warning message when the test time is almost done
  • random regeneration of numbers each time the test is run
  • shuffling of multiple-choice answers each time the test is run
  • scrambling of question order each time the test is run
  • test-taking help for the student
  • a score screen when the test is completed
  • results sent to a file on the local computer or server

Hardware Requirements

There are separate plug-ins for Windows and Macintosh computers. The TestGen-EQ plug-in will work with the following computers and web browsers:

Windows 95, 98, NT, or 2000 running Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher or Netscape Navigator 4.0 or higher.

Macintosh Power PC, G3, G4, or IMac running Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher or Netscape Navigator 4.0 or higher.

TestGen-EQ Plug-In Installation Files

Save the installer file in your Download folder or create a new folder, such as C:\TGTEMP, on your hard disk so you can find the installer file after you download it. Run the installer and follow the instructions on the screen to choose a browser and install the necessary plug-in files in the Plugins folder of your web browser.

Windows - Click on a filename to begin the download.
Filename Size Description
TGEQPluginSetup.exe 1.9 MB This is the plug-in installer for Windows web browsers.
TGEQPluginDemo.zip 68 K This is the demo installer for Windows. Download and unzip this file to install the demo folder. Inside the folder are instructions for setting up a web page that will display TestGen-EQ tests. There is also a demo to show the plug-in in action on your local computer after you have installed the plug-in.

Macintosh - Click and hold the mouse button down on the filename; choose "Download link to disk" from the pop-up menu.
Filename Size Description
TestGen-EQ_Plug-In_Install.hqx 3 MB This is the plug-in installer for Macintosh web browsers.
TGEQPluginDemo.sit.hqx 94 K This is the demo installer for Macintosh. Download and run this installer to set up the demo folder. Inside the folder are instructions for setting up a web page that will display TestGen-EQ tests. There is also a demo to show the plug-in in action on your local computer after you have installed the plug-in.


 
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