Taking the test requires either a computer or a tablet with reliable internet access and a current browser. The test does not work with smart phones.
Is there somplace we can see if the Threshold Achievement web site is operational?
Yes. In the right-hand column of the Information Literacy Assessment blog you will find the Web Site Status which is updated whenever there is an unexpected outage or we are planning to perform web site maintenance.
Is it possible to have our students returned to our web server once they finish the Threshold Achievement test?
Yes, this can be done if you have someone at your location with web programming ability. On the General Test Information form for your test, set Return URL to the URL on your web site to which your students should be sent once they complete the Threshold Achievement test. The Test Key and Student Key of the student completing the Threshold Achievement test… Read more »
Is it possible to link students directly to the Threshold Achievement test from our web server?
Yes, this can be done if you have someone at your location with web programming ability. Once you have started a test and received your Student Keys from the Threshold Achievement system, you can link your students directly to the test using a URL like this: https://thresholdachievement.com/test?testkey=ABCDEF&studentkey=123456 where ABCDEF is your Test Key and 123456 is the Student Key for a specific… Read more »
Can students return to the test to complete it?
If a student is unable to complete the Threshold Achievement test in one session, they may return to complete it at a later time by logging in with the same Student Key. Students may return to complete the test until they reach the Finish page. Once completed, no further changes can be made.
How long can a test last?
Tests can be administered throughout the academic year, except for the maintenance period. Testing can occur from June 15 to May 30. You can start or stop a test at any time during this period. All tests must be stopped by June 1. If you do not stop your test, the system will stop it automatically… Read more »
Does an institution have to do any programming to administer the Threshold Achievement test?
Is the test customizable? If so, how?
You can customize the test in some ways. You can include your own consent text, if you wish. You can also tailor the lists of academic majors and class standings to fit your institution. In addition, you can create up to 10 demographic-related questions, such as, “Which information literacy class have you taken?” You cannot, however, customize the test questions… Read more »
How long is the test?
Each module is designed to be completed in 50 minutes or less. This allows a module to be administered during a standard class hour. Time Needed for Each Module: Number of test items Average time per module 90% of students finish within Module 1 Evaluating Process & Authority 30 32.3 minutes 48.4 minutes Module 2… Read more »