Appendix L – Version History

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Version 3.44.0 (Release Date: 2015-07-26)
Added custom header and footers to Print Templates. Workspace wide defaults that apply to all tests can also be configured
Added special indicator to the Data Analysis Export to differentiate between items that were not seen and items that were not administered in a LOFT test
Made test credit audit report clearer by separating administrative changes from test code usage
Fixed issue with credit auditing when transferring credits between workspaces
Fixed issue where linked assets in item preview did not get a scrollbar
Fixed issue where hand scored items in LOFT tests caused the examinee submit to fail
Fixed issue where Scoring dialog of Edit Item dialog was not showing total points for hand scored items
Exporting item times no longer shows the answer key for each item
Fixed issue where drag and drop items with no correct answers caused raw response matrix to fail
Fixed issue where using multi-form assembler to edit a test could cause the displayed item order to be erroneous in download test for printing

 

v3.41.0 (Release Date: 2015-05-24)
Renamed “Multiple Response” item type to “Multiple Response: Partial Credit”
Added new item type: “Multiple Response: All-or-Nothing”
Multiple Response type items can now specify the maximum number of selections an examinee is allowed to make
Added print templates that can be used when downloading a test for printing using the New PDF (beta) format
Added ability to download a test for printing where the test is formatted into two columns
Examinees taking a test via Remote Proctor can have their status updated from “In Review” to “Review Passed” or “Review Failed” from the Test Scheduler tab
Fixed issue where a drag and drop item could not be saved as a new version
Dropdown menus of buttons in YUI2-based interface will now close when clicking outside of them
Media player is no longer shown when playing media in test sections configured to automatically play and only allow a single playback
Fixed issue with deleting answers in the Edit Item dialog in Internet Explorer
Fixed issue where an invalid IRT Model could be selected for a given item type in Internet Explorer
Fixed issue where using an & in one of the options in a dropdown custom field or the custom field default value would cause an error
Fixed issue with new test engine where an error occurred if a test section was configured to randomize answers and show answer markers

Version 3.38.0 (Release Date: 2015-04-12)
Adding an item to a test that already contains an enemy of that item now requires confirmation
Time limit can now be overridden at the examinee test level
Workspace admins can now add more time to an examinee that is in progress
Workspace admins can now re-open an examinee’s test in case it was unintentionally submitted
Exporting items now optionally includes all versions instead of just the most recent version
Folders in Asset Manager and Test Session Builder can now be moved via drag and drop
Added more descriptive error messages on the test engine login screen
Export Raw Response Matrix and Data Analysis reports no longer work on unprotected tests
Captcha on the reset password page is now case insensitive
Increased width of answer weight box in the Edit Item dialog so that fractional weights can be seen
When assigning rubrics to items, IRT boundary values can now be specified without first saving the item and reopening
Item rubrics that are assigned to items can no longer be edited
Fixed issue where Import Item Metadata could update an item with an invalid configuration of IRT parameters
Fixed issue where a GPCM item could be saved without specifying boundary parameters
Fixed issue in test preview where a required Fill in the Blank item could not be navigated past

Version 3.37.0 (Release Date: 2015-03-29)
Forgot password functionality now sends links to reset a password
Passwords must now be a certain minimum length and contain a number of different classes of characters

Version 3.36.0 (Release Date: 2015-03-08)
Added improved print test to PDF functionality (beta)
– improved layout
– generic pdf or personalized to an examinee
Save Test As now copies demographics
Test section option to randomize answer order now applies to drag and drop items
Drag and drop placements are now cleared when switching between single-drag and multi-drag
If online marking is not enabled for a workspace, the Online Marking tab is hidden on the overview page and the rubric tab is hidden in the item editor
Fixed issue where CAT or LOFT tabs could appear in the Edit Test Options dialog for non-CAT and non-LOFT tests
Fixed issue with deleting users in trial accounts
Fixed issue where extra spaces around header names in a content hierarchy import caused an error
Fixed issue with entering certain punctuation when answering a proofing or fill in the blank item
Fixed issue with drag and drop items where multiple drags could be dropped on the same inline target during item definition
Fixed issue with entering very long values in Large Text custom fields

Version 3.35.0 (Release Date: 2015-02-15)
Internal Release

Version 3.34.0 (Release Date: 2015-02-08)
Custom item fields are now sortable in the Item Explorer
Added Export Text Presentation of Audio Assets to a test
IRT Mixed scoring type now allows subscores
Instructional items are now kept at the beginning or end of a section in a LOFT test
The test item option “Force page break after” now applies to items that are all displayed on a single page
Export Examinee Data now exports additional demographic fields
Fixed issues with drag and drop when displaying all items on the same page
Fixed issue where naming exports did not retain periods or anything after a period
Fixed issue where not all item types were aligned consistently in the test delivery engine
Fixed issue where a drag and drop item’s draggables overlapped in test delivery engine (2 column / horizontal layout and Snap enabled)
Fixed issue where Export Data Analysis Matrix failed for tests containing hand scored items
Fixed issue with configuring subworkspace licensing options

Version 3.33.0 (Release Date: 2015-01-11)
Added test credit information and more examinee counts to the Test Session Usage Detail and Summary reports
Removed support for the FastTest 2.0 rtf item import format
Removed support for the @@ rtf item import format (txt version of @@ file still supported)
Allow negative test credits no longer allowed for subworkspaces (any existing negative balances have been zeroed out and deducted from topmost parent workspace)
Added asset Text Presentation export (docx) for tests on the Test Assembler
Fixed issue where screen could shift when interacting with the item editor
Fixed issue where right click menus would not appear for items and other objects
Fixed issue where examinee review mode could cause a NullPointerException
Fixed issue with proofing items in the test delivery engine when multiple items appear on the same page
Fixed issue with retaining extra spaces around bank names, category names, etc.
Fixed issue where number of correct items could be understated

Version 3.31.1 (Release Date: 2014-12-09
Fixed issue with adding items to a test using the Multi-Form Assembler
Fixed issue with loading the equation editor in the Edit Item Dialog

Version 3.31.0 (Release Date: 2014-12-07)
Added new XLSX import format for examinee responses that replaces the CSV version. Supports multi-component test sessions and automatically generating import templates based on tests. The CSV format is still allowed but will no longer be maintained
Added support for Muraki’s Generalized Partial Credit Model for Polytomous IRT scoring
User can now specify name of the generated file for data exports
Item metadata import/export now includes an IRT a value for online marked items (rubric-based scoring)
Added columns for rubrics in the Examinee Data Analyis Raw Response Matrices exports
Added support for polytomous IRT parameters for all applicable item types
Do not allow dragging the same answer to any one target for Drag Drop multiple list, cloneable items
Improved performance of test scoring
Fixed issue with test review mode where unanswered items were not specified as not answered
Fixed issue with randomizing item order in a test section
Fixed issue with a workspace being able to share its max users with subworkspaces
Fixed issue where a rubric used to hand score open response items could be deleted even if the rubric was in use by items
Fixed issue on the Test Scheduler tab where sorting by external id would sort by last name instead
Fixed issue with deleting the first answer of a scored short answer item in the Edit Item dialog
Added validation to the Edit Item dialog to ensure numeric scored short answer items can only have numeric answer

Version 3.30.0 (Release Date: 2014-11-14)
Full content area path is now a configurable column in the item explorer results table
New test section option to automatically play audio/video assets in items in a test

Version 3.29.3 (Release Date: 2014-10-31)
Fixed issue with calculator where using the decimal point button could cause the test delivery engine to show an error
Fixed issue with calculator where using the decimal point could not be used as a shorthand for “0.”. Previously, a 0 had to be entered first.
Export items to excel now includes a Unique Id

Version 3.29.2 (Release Date: 2014-10-20)
Added ability to resize the folder pane in the Asset Manager and Test Session Builder
Fixed issue where tests taken in the new test delivery engine did not properly update examinee status to In Progress on the Test Scheduler tab
Subworkspaces only have workspace options available if the parent has them enabled
Increased the size of the item source field by converting it to a text area
Fixed issue where the Report Manager drop down menu of available reports could stay on screen when switching tabs

Version 3.28.1 (Release Date: 2014-09-26)
Added answer randomization to high volume test delivery engine
Fixed issue where answer markers could start with B instead of A in item preview and the test delivery engine
Fixed issue where images were not being correctly associated with items when saving if the stem had multiple images

Version 3.28.0 (Release Date: 2014-09-22)
Improved performance of scoring
Improved efficiency of browser caching
Improved performance of reloading in progress tests in the high volume testing engine
Improved performance of scoring in the high volume testing engine
Added support for drag and drop, proofing, and fill in the blank to the high volume testing engine
Added ability to customize the link text of the reference material link in the testing engine
Added LTI integration
Fixed issue where users with many assigned items would have “0 assigned items” displayed on their dashboard
Improved error detection in the testing engine
Fixed issue where assets were not displayed in alphabetical order in the asset manager
Fixed issue with drag and drop where images dropped on an image target would not properly scroll with the window

Version 3.27.3 (Release Date: 2014-09-12)
Fixed issue with Reference Material if single or double quotes are part of a PDF’s name

Version 3.27.2 (Release Date: 2014-09-11)
Fixed issue with test timing on iPads and other touch devices
Fixed issue with batch asset upload where file extensions could not be in all caps

Version 3.27.0 (Release Date: 2014-08-29)

Added Reference Material option to tests allowing examinee access to PDFs from the asset manager during test taking
Fixed issue where assets uploaded in batch via zip were not being uploaded
Fixed issue where the alternate test forms lists page only showed the first 15
Fixed issue where essay and short answer items could not be imported via QTI 2.1

Version 3.26.0 (Release Date: 2014-08-08)

New equation editor
Added ability to move assets to different asset folders and test sessions to different test session folders
Drag And Drop:
– Support for versioning placements when item versions
– Support for multiple droppable list (i.e. Categorization type items)
– Support making multiple correct arrangements of drag and drop answers
– More error checking to help item creator avoid mistakes in new item type creation (Bugzilla 532)
– Assorted fixes
Marking:
– Basic workflow management (start and stop marking for a test)
– Support for ranking of markers
– Support for unassigning marks
– Support for rescoring flagged items
– Ability to go back to previous mark
– Assorted fixes
Fill In the Blank and Proofing:
– Preview and Review fixes
– Make searchable in advanced search
– Assorted fixes

Version 3.25.1 (Release Date: 2014-08-08)
Fixed issue where asset dialog could be missing a scrollbar in the test delivery engine
Fixed issue where export examinee responses did not output responses for test sessions with an online test selector component
Fixed issue where export examinee responses did not finish

Version 3.25.0 (Release Date: 2014-07-30)
Added Depth of Knowledge item field
Test Summary report now features depth of knowledge, item types, % scored, and uses content hierarchy rather than bank structure for the domain column
Provide ability to restrict access to an examinee group by user
Added standardized score conversion to composite scores

Version 3.24.0 (Release Date: 2014-07-24)
Credit Audit report possibly inaccurate when start date not specified

Version 3.23.1 (Release Date: 2014-07-08)

Added content hierarchy export
Added a range column to the test template pane table in the Multi-Form Assembler
Fixed issue with numeric short answer items where non-numeric characters could be typed in
Fixed issue where numeric short answer items would limit the number of characters to 1
Fixed issue with Multi-Form Assembler where template entries with associated item usage did not always highlight their placeholder

Version 3.23.0 (Release Date: 2014-06-30)
Added content hierarchy importer

Version 3.22.1 (Release Date: 2014-06-18)

Fixed issue where composite scores were not being calculated
Fixed issue where export examinee responses was taking longer than expected

Version 3.22.0 (Release Date: 2014-06-16)

Composite scores are now copied when a test session is included in a subworkspace
Added a correct answer column to Export Items in Excel
Fixed issue where tests in the Examinee Responses export could be listed out of order

Version 3.21.0 (Release Date: 2014-06-13)

Added ability to modify split pane layout properties and embedded assets across multiple items in a single operation
Fixed issue where images that were copied from an existing item to a new item were not correctly associated with the new item
Fixed issue where client web service to inform of test completion was called prior to examinee score information being available
Fixed issue where test section time used could be incorrectly reported as zero seconds
Fixed issue where some button clicks did not work if the button’s icon was clicked rather than its text

Version 3.20.0 (Release Date: 2014-05-30)

Composite scores are now changeable even if the test session is protected
Added description field to composite scores
In export examinee responses, Likert items are displayed using their sequence number rather than their text label
Added new scoring method Sum Score (Proportion Incorrect)
Fixed issue where Sum Score (Number Incorrect) scoring did not count skipped items as incorrect
Fixed issue where multiple answers could get stored for a multiple choice if a database exception occurs while trying to update answer
Fixed issue where password emails would link to fasttestweb.com instead of the current URL

Version 3.19.2 (Release Date: 2014-05-19)
Added new scoring type – Sum Score (Number Incorrect)

Version 3.19.1 (Release Date: 2014-05-15)

Fixed issue where test could be prematurely submitted in FireFox if the enter key was pressed when a radio button had focus
Fixed issue where deleting a user did not delete its item preassignments for review
Fixed issue where the right click menu on tests did not properly enable/disable menu options according to the state of the test

Version 3.19.0 (Release Date: 2014-05-04)

Updates to the client-side testing engine to support higher concurrent usage
Short answer and essay responses in the test engine are saved more frequently to protect from data loss
If a test gets stuck in the loading state in WebLock, an exit link will now appear to cleanly exit instead of shutting the computer down

Version 3.18.1 (Release Date: 2014-04-23)

Added retry mechanism to images that fail in the testing engine
Fixed issue where specifying large amounts of text in the target area of an item could cause an error
Fixed issue where export examinee responses could fail for test sessions with multiple tests

Version 3.18.0 (Release Date: 2014-04-21)

New item type: Drag and Drop
New item type: Proofing Item

Version 3.17.1 (Release Date: 2014-04-18)

Subworkspaces will now show their parent workspace’s examinee metadata fields in Export Examinee Data, edit examinee dialog, and in demographics forms
Fixed issue with HTML assets in the Edit Item dialog where italicized text and lists were not displayed correctly

Version 3.17.0 (Release Date: 2014-04-14)

Added ability to register examinees to testing locations
Added ability to restrict test code logins to specific IPs by associating an IP address whitelist with a location
Added ability to define a proctor code with a testing locations that are required to be entered
Added ability for a workspace admin to manually submit a test that is “In Progress” from the Test Scheduler tab
Export examinee responses, item comments, and item times can now be done on examinee that are In Progress
Added a default Test Results email list for a workspace to avoid needing to specify the same email per registration
Fixed issue where ampersand in test group name would cause the test to fail to load
Fixed issue where a test folder could be deleted and its tests would no longer be accessible

Version 3.16.0 (Release Date: 2014-04-04)

Images in the testing engine are now lazy loaded to speed up test loading times
Test delivery engine will now shut down if there is a problem downloading an image
Fixed issue where tests downloaded for printing were missing the formatting stylesheet
Fixed issue where using the group test code option “Keep examinees anonymous” caused a NullPointerException
Fixed issue where an error message was not showing up on the testing login page for IE 7 users

Version 3.15.0 (Release Date: 2014-03-13)

Can now search by test code on the test scheduler tab without needing to remove the hyphens
Changed instances of “FastTEST Web” to “FastTest”
Adjusted search button to align with search input in all browsers
Fixed issue where the test code email would be sent once for each test in the test session rather than once for the test session
Fixed issue where test session results email would not be sent
Fixed issue where columns in the export examinee responses CSV were not correctly aligned if composite scores were used

Version 3.14.0 (Release Date: 2014-02-26)

The Tests Taken by Workspace Summary and Detail reports have been renamed to Test Session Usage by Workspace and now report on test sessions rather than tests.
Also added a column for Workspace Short Name.
The Test Session Usage Summary and Detail reports no longer include page header and footer when exported to CSV
Created separate columns in the Test Session Usage (Detail) report for From Date and To Date
Test Session Usage (Summary) report now populates the From Date and To Date with defaults when the date parameters are left blank
Added configurable Test Session Results report that can be used to report on the test session as a whole rather than by each test separately.
This feature must explicitly be turned on in the Configure Workspace dialog.
Fixed issue where exporting examinee responses for a test on the Test Assembler tab exported responses for a different test in the same test session as the selected test
Fixed issue with the excel item import where adding data to cells without column headers would cause an “Index: XX Size: XX” error
Fixed issue with saving Start Date and End Date on the Advanced tab of the edit test session page
Exporting the Examinee Test Detail report from the Test Scheduler tab now immediately produces the export file rather than showing an intermediate dialog
Manage text templates page only shows templates relative to the current context
Removed Program Id, Test Title, and Budget Code from the Edit Workspace dialog’s information tab

Version 3.13.3 (Release Date: 2014-02-10)

Large data exports (export items, export examinee data, export examinee responses) are now generated
asynchronously to avoid timeout issue. Exports generated this way can now be downloaded from the report manager tab.
Credit audit report now shows audit entries for test credits used by subworkspaces
In export items to QTI 1.2, Response Type checkbox now controls presence of qmd_questiontype and qmd_itemtype
Removed itemmetadata section from QTI 1.2 export for Pearson
Fixed deadlock issues with group test code-based examinee registration where examinee could get an error upon registration
Fixed issue where examinee that took a test session that calculated composite scores could not be deleted
Fixed issue with equation editor not producing an image

Version 3.13.2 (2014-01-31)

Fixed issue where LOFT scoring was very slow

Version 3.13.1 (Release Date: 2014-01-24)
Fixed issue in testing engine in WebLock where exit link did not appear when an error occurred
Fixed issue where registering through a group test code could fail and show a white screen
Fixed issue where composite scores were not being computed when the test session was completed
Fixed layout issue in the edit user dialog where the bank roles text overflowed the surrounding box

Version 3.13.0 (Release Date: 2014-01-15)
Added Test Credit Audit Summary report (Note: only test credit transactions occurring after this release are recorded)
Fixed issue with examinee self registration where logging in could hang and then fail
Fixed issue with creating test sessions that are included in subworkspaces

Version 3.12.0 (Release Date: 2014-01-09)
Added composite scores to test sessions
Fixed issue with YUI 3 datatables where removing a row temporarily disabled drag and drop reordering of the rows

Version 3.11.0 (Release Date: 2013-12-05)
Added “Usage in Workspace” table to the asset detail page that lists all of the objects that currently use that asset

Added workspace option to prevent duplicate asset names. This prevents assets with duplicate names from being created/updated individually or when uploading a zip file

Fixed broken links to the manual in the import items dialog and the edit item dialog
Version 3.10.10 (Release Date: 2013-10-24)
Export examinee responses/comments/item times/examinee data from the Test Scheduler now exports based on Test Session

Fixed issue where an “Unknown Error” sometimes appeared when clicking the Enter Workspace button

Fixed issue with test and item analysis report where alpha reliability was incorrect for proportion correct scored tests

Fixed issue with test and item analysis report where all answer weights showed up as 1 for any scored item and 0 for any unscored item

Fixed issue with test and item analysis report where the item n would get truncated for n > 999

IE 7 users will not be prompted to upgrade when entering the test engine via a link

Fixed issue where reports would show up multiple times on the dropdown menu on the Report Manager tab

Version 3.10.9 (Release Date: 2013-10-10)
IE 10 no longer acts like IE 9 in the testing engine

Fixed issue with timer in CAT tests that could cause Inconsistent Clock errors on some browsers

Fixed issue with timer in CAT tests where the timer would not pause while the next item was being loaded

Fixed issue where multiple choice items stored multiple answers on rare occasions

Fixed issue with Randomesque Item Selection in CAT where randomization was not used if the selection set size was greater than the number of remaining items

Fixed issue with GRM scoring for items with reverse scale turned on and response weights that create fewer boundary parameters

Fixed issue where an examinee registered for a test with intermixed test components could not be deleted

Fixed issue where entering an invalid group test code would show a white screen instead of an error page

Fixed issue where end date on a group test code worked as “up to the date” instead of “through the date”

Version 3.10.8 (Release Date: 2013-10-01)
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Internal Release

Version 3.10.7 (Release Date: 2013-09-26)
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Internal Release

Version 3.10.6 (Release Date: 2013-09-23)
Updated terms of use and privacy policy

Added support for collapsible boundary parameters based on unique weights for Graded response model (multiple choice or Likert-type)

Item Editors now have access to the item review tab in the edit item dialog

Assets in rationale now also get edit links in item preview, item review, and edit/view item when workspace is configured to show asset links alongside items

Fixed issue where CSS files were added twice on some pages

Version 3.10.5 (Release Date: 2013-08-29)
Tests can now be previewed with item rationale showing

Removed instances of the word “test” from messages in the delivery engine

Made the delivery engine’s end of test message customizable per test (defaults to “You have reached the end of the test.”)

Numeric short answer and scored short answer items can now specify a legal range of values

Fixed issue where the examinee detail report would output answer weights for CAT tests rather than right/wrong (dichotomous) or answer sequence (polytomous)

Fixed issue where quotes and double quotes were removed from an asset’s presentation text

Fixed issue where performing an advanced search that contained non-ASCII characters would return no results

Fixed issue where changing the computer’s clock would cause an inconsistent time error in the delivery engine

Fixed issue where sporadic time misreporting by a local network’s time server would cause the test to be submitted prematurely or cause an inconsistent clock error

Version 3.10.4 (Release Date: 2013-08-16)
Added ability to upload multiple assets at once through a zip file

Testing engine will now throw an error if a CSS file or JavaScript file fails to download

Added item version, content area, item status, GRM parameters, assigned to, and due date to the Excel item export

Likert items now export their scale labels to Excel

Layouts now have names instead of numbers in Excel export

Fixed issue where comments on assets would not wrap

Fixed issue where changing an item’s Likert scale did not cause a new version to be created

Show an error message if a user comes into the testing engine without JavaScript enabled

Fixed issue with import item metadata where deleting a column’s value would cause that value to be erased instead of ignoring it

GRM IRT scoring now associated with Polytomous CAT rather than Dichotomous CAT

Added a link on the main login page to the examinee login page

Version 3.10.3 (Release Date: 2013-08-05)
Added ability to administer multiple CAT tests simultaneously within a test session

Fixed issue where items created by a user that no longer exists are not able to be edited

Fixed issue where answer key was not getting included when downloading a test for printing

Extended maximum length of the drop down definition for drop down type custom fields

Fixed issue where error could cause the asset manager’s asset list view to overlay the asset detail view

Version 3.10.2 (Release Date: 2013-08-02)
Fixed issue where Unicode characters were not parsed correctly when creating a new asset

Removed the JavaScript version number from system requirements

Testing engine does not allow logins from Internet Explorer in compatibility mode

Added indicator to bottom right of testing engine to show JavaScript and CSS has loaded

Version 3.10.1 (Release Date: 2013-07-23)
Users with the Item Editor role can now create items

The author field of an item can now only be changed by the item’s creator and users with the bank manager role

Fixed issue in multi-form assembler where dropping on a position would cause an error if no open tests had that position empty

Fixed issue where protected tests could be opened in the multi-form assembler

Fixed issue where NullPointerException occurred when a list of alternate versions was opened that contained a test locked for editing

Fixed issue where duplicate test results email could get sent when emailing them from the Test Scheduler tab

Fixed issue where neither embedded (split-pane) nor linked assets would be included when downloading a test for printing

Version 3.10.0 (Release Date: 2013-07-16)
Added ability to control the number of times a test session can be retaken (defaults to unlimited). Note this currently only applies to group test code and registration via API

Added ability to define a set of alternate forms

Added Test Selector test session component that allows one test from a list of tests to be selected for an examinee randomly at registration time

Version 3.9.9 (Release Date: 2013-07-16)
Fixed issue with Save Test As where some CAT termination criteria were not copied

Fixed issue with Save Test As where boundary conditions for Polytomous IRT scored tests were not copied

Fixed issue where in progress CAT tests could not be deleted

Start Date and End Date on advanced tab of edit test session page can now prevent tests in “New” state from being started

Version 3.9.8 (Release Date: 2013-07-02)
Collapsible Boudary parameters for Polytomous RRSM Scoring

Inflexxion SF36V2 Scoring support

Version 3.9.7 (Release Date: 2013-06-28)
Added ability to configure application locale based on domain

Fixed issue with test delivery engine where back button could be disabled if using vertical split items

Fixed issue with item editor where using the next/previous buttons could cause the application to spin indefinitely with Please Wait message

Version 3.9.6 (Release Date: 2013-06-25)
Added Item version to export item metadata and export items

Added item order to the tests table on the item information tab

Added colon as a supported item marker

Fixed issue where content area, item status, assigned to, due date, and GRM parameters were not included in export items

Fixed issue with images in QTI 2.1 and QTI 1.2 exports

Fixed issue where double quotes in stem text would break export item metadata

Fixed issue where audio/video was not playable in review mode in the test delivery engine for rationale

Version 3.9.5 (Release Date: 2013-06-18)
Fixed issue with updating roles

Fixed issue with applying bank style to imported items when bank style is blank

Reduced occurrences of Inconsistent Clock error in testing engine

Version 3.9.4 (Release Date: 2013-06-14)
Added ability to search for items that are used in a test or not used in a test in the advanced item search dialog

Upgraded rich text editor to v3.5.8

Added support for no bank style to prevent unnecessary inlined styles from being added to item

Fixed issue with drag and drop of test items when a test uses subscores

Fixed issue where an apostrophe in a user’s name causes the item assignment dashboard to break

Made top margins of embedded assets in testing engine the same as top margins for items

Improved scrolling to items in the testing engine so that the selected item is displayed as completely as possible instead of scrolling the first line of item into view

Added confirmation dialogs when removing asset links and embedded assets from items

Fixed issue in testing engine where first item on page or first asset on page would scroll down a bit if the entire page scrolled

Fixed issue in multi-form assembler where a test template without search criteria would cause an error

Fixed issue where having a + in a custom field would cause advanced search to fail

Version 3.9.3 (Release Date: 2013-06-10)
Added enemy items

Improved error notification in the delivery engine

Added online delivery option to test to display test name in the delivery engine

Examinee demographics screen now shows workspace logo instead of FastTEST Web logo if applicable

Examinee self registration screen for preexisting test codes now shows workspace logo instead of FastTEST Web logo if applicable

Added vertical scroll support when dragging test items in the Multi-Form Test Assembler

Fixed issue where pretest screen and examinee demographics screen would come before the examinee self registration screen

Fixed issue with tests included from parent workspaces not appearing on the test assembler

Version 3.9.2 (Release Date: 2013-06-05)
Testing engine performance improvements

Fixed issue in testing engine where an alert message could pop up if the question icons were used

Fixed issue with the Report Manager reset button in IE 8

Fixed issue with the Report Manager reset button where selections in the treeview were not blurred

Fixed issue with deleting an item that is assigned to someone

Version 3.9.1 (Release Date: 2013-05-31)
Fixed issue with IRT method in CAT Detail report

Version 3.9.0 (Release Date: 2013-05-28)
Added Multi-Form Test Assembler (NOTE: not available in Internet Explorer 8)

Added Test Templates

Added ability to save advanced item searches

Fixed issue where HTML background color in the stem of an item could cause the item number to become that color

All tests must now exist within a Test Group and cannot exist at the “top level”

Removed “Scored” from list of columns that can be shown on the Item Explorer because it is a test item property not a bank item property

Fixed issue with Page Break After resetting on test items when a cancel is done

Version 3.8.5 (Release Date: 2013-05-23)

Improved performance of aspects of testing engine and API

Version 3.8.4 (Release Date: 2013-05-15)
Fixed issue with content hierarchy where only level 1 would show

Fixed issue when creating a new user without first clicking the roles tab

Fixed issue with subworkspaces where test sessions that were not included appeared as if they were included

Version 3.8.3 (Release Date: 2013-05-14)
Fixed issue with test items table not showing items in the correct order

Fixed issue with deleting item banks

Version 3.8.2
Internal Release

Version 3.8.1 (Release Date: 2013-05-07)
Fixed issue with previewing a test in IE 8 and IE 9

Fixed issue with advanced search where searching by bank did not take into account custom metadata field restrictions

Fixed issue with advanced search where hiding/showing the dialog would clear any selected banks

Fixed issue where clicking Edit Test Section could result in a BADLOAD error

Fixed issue with user logging in that has no roles where the user saw an error instead of a helpful message

Version 3.8.0 (Release Date: 2013-05-01)
Bank specific roles replaced with bank visibility per user

Bank level roles now correctly use radio buttons instead of checkboxes

Added ability to restrict users to working in specific content areas

Item statuses are now customizable and define item workflow. Any special behavior of the previously built-in item statuses has been removed (e.g. Retired items will now show in the item explorer).

Items can now be assigned to users

Items can be preassigned to users at each point in the item’s review lifecycle (using item statuses)

Highlighting the item keys is now optional in item preview, item review, and test preview

Added option to the users tab of the configure workspace dialog to show an item assignment dashboard on login

User will now get a message if content of HTML asset is too long when attempting to save

Fixed issue where item preview would expand larger than 1024 pixels

Fixed issue where some columns in the item explorer were not populated when loading previous versions of items

Fixed issue in the edit item dialog where an item would appear to have 4 blank answers when it had no answers

Fixed issue with the Tests Taken by Workspace reports where counts included new and in progress examinee tests when date range not provided

Fixed issue with export items not always showing the selectable metadata fields

Fixed issue with forgot password page

Version 3.7.3 (Release Date: 2013-04-24)
Added the ability to force page breaks after items in a test

Made test engine more robust when working with internal networks/proxy servers with controlled Internet access

Fixed issue with advanced search when both a content area and create date are specified

Fixed issue with item search when an item’s content area contained an & character

Version 3.7.2 (Release Date: 2013-04-16)
In export item metadata data, the ITEM KEY column has been changed to UNIQUE ID and the CORRECT ANSWER has been changed to KEY(S)

Fixed issue with content hierarchy definition screen in IE 8

Added stem text to export item metadata

Version 3.7.1
Internal Release

Version 3.7.0 (Release Date: 2013-04-02)
Added Content Hierarchy

Ogg Vorbis audio files are now supported

Stem Text can now be shown as a column in the item list in Item Explorer

Added workspace option to show edit asset links on Item Preview / Item Review

Audio and video can now be played in Item Preview / Item Review

Asset links and split panes now appear in Item Preview / Item Review

Advanced item search now allows searching over custom item metadata fields

Added Graded Response Model as a new IRT Model in the item editor

Added new item export: RTF – MRA

Added orange application skin

Added Portuguese support to item explorer and testing engine

Testing login page no longer allows logins from IE 7 (IE 7 was previously unsupported)

Number custom fields now enforce the number requirement when saving

Improved input validation on the edit custom field dialog

Modified comment listings to order comments from newest to oldest and moved the author and date above the content

Fixed issue where answer marker font can revert to 12pt when answer text is empty

Fixed issue with text translations not being reflective of browser locale

Fixed issue where a prompt could appear twice when trying to close the browser window during edit test session/edit asset

Fixed issue with IE 10 that prevented some dialogs from being submitted

Fixed issue with report manager tab where reports menu could get cut off on small screens

Fixed issue with blank emails on examinee import

Fixed issue with QTI 2.1 Import

Version 3.6.10 (Release Date: 2013-03-26)

Improved performance of image loading in test engine

Fixed issue with opening PDF attachments on iPad

Version 3.6.9 (Release Date: 2013-03-18)
Overlays from asset links that are larger than the screen now get scrollbars

In the test engine, an asset link can be used to hide its asset overlay if it is already showing

Fixed issue with new Chrome release where split pane views were not properly divided

Removed edit reason from edit asset screen

Fixed issue with Report Manager where ampersands in test names could cause an error

Fixed issue where custom item metadata was not loaded when showing previous versions of an item in the item explorer item list

Fixed issue where Save Test As could be used to create multiple tests with the same name

Examinee registrations via the API that do not specify an examinee group now organize the DEFAULT folder by date

Values passed into the API are now trimmed to prevent undesirable whitespace

Version 3.6.8 (Release Date: 2013-03-13)
Fixed issue with item numbers and answer markers when downloading test for printing

Fixed issue with sorting items in the item explorer when items populated via test’s “Show in Item Explorer” option

Fixed rescoring issue

Fixed issue with examinee self registration not checking for duplicate registrations

Version 3.6.7
Internal Release

Version 3.6.6 (Release Date: 2013-02-25)
Added comments to assets

Textareas in the new detail pages (assets and test sessions) now expand to fit their content

Item statistics no longer rounded to three decimal places; full value entered is stored

Adding items to a test no longer automatically creates subscores that reflect the bank structure

Fixed issue with testing engine where error recovery mechanism could send an inefficient number of requests

Fixed issue with inline horizontal layout items not lining up correctly with other items in the testing engine

Version 3.6.5 (Release Date: 2013-02-18)
New Inline Horizontal Item Layout

Added support for correct answer for scored short answer in import/export item metadata

Added better window resize support for edit asset and edit test session pages

When protecting a test, a check is now done that all items have the required minimum number of answers

Uploaded JPEGs in CMYK colorspace will now be converted to RGB colorspace so they work properly in IE 8

Fixed issue with item formatting in CAT tests

Fixed error in CAT tests when examinee was idle

Fixed issue in testing engine where entire page could scroll at smaller resolutions

Fixed issue with exporting item metadata from a selected test where the category path was not populated

Fixed broken link for WebLock download for users on MacOS X 4 or 5

Fixed issue with help links in the asset manager when accessing it from edit item dialog

Fixed issue where an asset that was added to an item would not be unchecked

Fixed error when searching for items in a workspace that does not have any banks

Version 3.6.4 (Release Date: 2013-01-29)
Added warning message on duplicate item names

Added support for start and end dates for a test session

Added support when creating an item that is multiple choice/multiple response/survey to 4 default answers

All server errors will cause test engine to halt

Fixed issue with order of test session components being reset on a save

Fixed issue where an extra time accommodation multiplier could only be specified if the overall test had a time limit

Fixed issue with broken email links on item comments

Fixed issue with some test email results not rounding as defined in a test’s scoring properties

Fixed issue with saving video audio assets due to null pointer exception

Fixed issue where apostrophes in a test section name could break test engine

Version 3.6.3 (Release Date: 2013-01-22)
Added IE 10 as a supported browser

Made tooltip on asset thumbnail show full asset name instead of asset description

Fixed issue with embedded assets in horizontal split pane view where they were not centered

Fixed issue where .docx reports were being downloaded with a .doc extension

Fixed issue where testing engine asked examinees to complete items in a submitted test section

Version 3.6.2 (Release Date: 2013-01-17)
Added ability for group test codes to keep their registered examinees anonymous

Removed test level option Allow Anonymous Examinees

Removed instructional icon from test section if test section names are used as labels

Added separator between split pane views in the test engine

Made text in vertical split wrap according to the width of the pane (eliminating horizontal scrollbars)

Added ability to create a new version of an item manually

Test code in the Edit Examinee dialog can now be selected with one click

Fixed issue with uploading .ai files

Fixed issue with entering 5 digit years as birthdate in demographics form

Fixed issue with reloading a test where starting item could be in a section that was already submitted

Fixed issue with reloading a test where starting item could be outside of a section that was started but not submitted

Fixed issue with inconsistent system clock error in test engine

Fixed issue with Save Test As where newly created online tests would not be put in a test session component folder

Version 3.6.1 (Release Date: 2013-01-09)
Improved layout of Test Session Builder and Asset Manager making it easier to scroll

Added pagination to the Test Session Builder

Added (A) (B) (C), (a) (b) (c), and (1) (2) (3) as new answer markers

Adobe Illustrator (.ai) files can now be uploaded in the asset manager (with option to convert to png or jpg)

When replacing an image in the asset manager, the new image can optionally be previewed before saving

Fixed issue with inserting special value in test score reports not inserting the special value at the cursor location

Fixed issues with paginator

Fixed issue with including test sessions in subworkspaces

Fixed issue with Likert scoring

Fixed issue with validating that a test is IRT ready

Fixed issue with test section timing in the testing engine

Fixed issue with saving certain options when creating a new test section

Fixed issue with imports that included images

Removed focus border from HTML assets in the testing engine in a split pane view

Version 3.6.0 (Release Date: 2012-12-21)
New Asset Manager

Version 3.5.5 (Release Date: 2012-12-19)
Adding items to a test by adding an entire bank or category will now add them to the test in alphabetical order by item name

Import item metadata now allows modifying an item’s category

Import item metadata now allows updating an item’s key (correct answer) for multiple choice, multiple response, and survey types

Fixed issue with test section option “Force examinee to answer all required items before advancing pages” when examinee was not allowed to return to previous items in the section

Fixed issue where previewing a test that has an empty section caused a JavaScript error

Fixed inconsistent system timer issue on laptops

Version 3.5.4
Internal Release

Version 3.5.3 (Release Date: 2012-12-05)
Fixed issue with editing users and editing profile

Made testing engine more robust by improving error detection with browser and network problems

If rich text editor fails for any reason in the testing engine for essay types, it will fall back onto a normal textarea

Fixed issue with reordering test session components via drag and drop on the components tab of the edit test session page

Version 3.5.2 (Release Date: 2012-12-03)
Added new Likert layout which allows a Likert item’s stem to be above the Scale rather than to the left of it

Added option for using the test section name for the test section icon rather than the range of items it contains

Added option to show all of the items in a section on the same page

Examinees that try to register using a group test code when they already have a test session in process using that group test code are prevented from creating a second instance

Examinees that try to register more than once with a group test code will be prompted to continue

Added extra test time accommodation to tests for examinees that require extra time

Added item timing to record the number of seconds an examinee spends on an item

Items marked for review by an examinee will be saved even if the test session is interrupted

Fixed issue that occurred when entering an invalid birthdate on a demographics form

Made it easier for examinees to enter their birthdate on a demographics form by accepting more date formats

Moving a test will also move its automatically generated test session to the corresponding test session folder

Fixed issue where unprotected test sessions could appear in the register examinee dialog

Fixed issue where test sessions could appear in the wrong folder in the register examinee dialog

Fixed issue with Word XML where an extra column could be added to a table

Fixed issue with line breaks and bullets in Word XML importer

Fixed issue with the @@ import where DT was not accepting dates of the format MM/DD/YYYY (now also accepts YYYY-MM-DD)

Updated instructions on the WebLock download page (troubleshooting tips now only shows if you click the link)

Made instructions clearer for the network problems error message in the testing engine

Fixed issue where test timer would appear to be running even after a network problems message appeared

Fixed issue in Chrome where Item Review in the item explorer could have its fields wrapped below the viewport

Version 3.5.1 (Release Date: 2012-11-16)
Fixed issue with rich text editor for users that do not accept gzip compression

Fixed issue where the test timer would record seconds used slowly on slower machines

Fixed issue with the Test and Item Analysis report where items could appear multiple times in the summary table

Reorganized external libraries to speed up build and release processes

Version 3.5.0 (Release Date: 2012-11-10)
Added test sessions which allows taking multiple tests with one test code

Introduced new UI style with the test session UI

Added Test Session column on the test scheduler tab

Moved pretest configuration from the test editor to the test session editor

Moved WebLock configuration from the test editor to the test session editor

Moved sharing with subworkspaces from the test editor to the test session editor

Moved Reviewable solutions key configuration from the test session level to the test component level

Updated supported version of FireFox to “Current Version”

Updated WebLock to support Windows 8 and improved support for Mac OS X

Fixed issue where workspace expiration date could be incorrect in the new trial email

Fixed issue with Flash charts in item editor and test editor

Testing Engine is now halted on any JSON error

Fixed issue with answer markers past the number 9 showing up as non-numeric characters in export examinee responses

Upgraded reporting engine

Fixed issue with reporting total items for an examinee’s test

Version 3.4.4 (Release Date: 2012-10-27)
Fixed issue with importing images centered if they are centered on Word XML input file

Fixed issue with NullPointerException when saving a non-cat inherited online test

Keep the formatting of the responses the same as they are in the Word XML import file

Stimulus based Questions Word XML import support

Importing Images into Folder on Word XML import

Hook support for Numbering Scheme of the imported images using Word XML import

Version 3.4.3 (Release Date: 2012-10-17)
Fixed issue with error message popping up saving a LOFT test with more than 5 item test

Updated Edit Constraints button for LOFT to be under the total item selection

Updated labels for LOFT testing in the UI

Fixed issue with Test and Item Analysis Report failing sometimes with no text

Version 3.4.2 (Release Date: 2012-10-12)
Changing IRT parameters of an item will now cause a new version of the item to be created

CAT tests can now be rescored

Fixed issue in testing engine where essay questions would be reloaded with escaped newlines and escaped quotes

Fixed issue in testing engine where open response and comments that were reloaded did not maintain newlines

Fixed issue with unprotected tests from parent workspaces showing up in subworkspaces

Updated labels for LOFT testing in the UI (aka Pooled testing)

Version 3.4.1
Internal Release

Version 3.4.0 (Release Date: 2012-10-02)
Added new Test Method – Linear On the Fly Test (LOFT) with Sub Score support

Added subscore support for CAT based Tests

Added a new tab to the workspace configuration to be able to shut off sending test code email and test group codes

Fixed rte the same width as results screen in test editor

Fixed break tags in paragraph tag in IE9 cause too much spacing in the rte

Version 3.3.8 (Release Date: 2012-09-24)
Fixed problem with RTE not displaying bullets

Made Export Examinee Responses and Export Examinee Comments much faster

Fixed issue with images not showing up in reports exported in HTML

Added a more informative message if a test is previewed when the session has timed out

Fixed issue with objectives not correctly showing up on the Objectives tab in the Edit Item Dialog for Non-workspace administrators

Fixed issue where Export Examinee Data was not returning any data for examinees with status “New”

Version 3.3.7 (Release Date: 2012-09-17)
Internal Release

Version 3.3.6 (Release Date: 2012-09-13)
Fixed issue with viewing Item History for users that only have bank-level Bank Manager roles

Fixed issue with deleting an item that has reviewer data associated with it (from custom item metadata fields for review)

Fixed issue with deleting a test that has a demographics form associated with it

Fixed issue with trying to delete a metadata field that is used by a demographics form. A message is now shown instead of an error.

Fixed issue with rich text editors in WebKit not autoresizing in the item editor

Fixed issue where custom test fields did not save when creating a new test

Fixed issue where a test with custom test field metadata associated with it could not be deleted

Version 3.3.5 (Release Date: 2012-09-07)
HTML markup no longer shows up in the HTML examinee responses export for essay questions

Internal Release

Version 3.3.4 (Release Date: 2012-08-29)
Separated First Name and Last Name into separate columns in Export Examinee Data and Export Examinee Responses

Increased performance of Export Examinee Data and Export Examinee Responses

Fixed issue with exporting examinee data and examinee responses for large datasets

Fixed issue with downloading the Examinee Score Report in PDF in IE 8

Fixed issue in IE 8 where the line height in the Rich Text Editor when editing items did not match the line height in Item Preview

Fixed issue with deleting a completed examinee’s test that had been rescored

Fixed issue with deleting an examinee’s test when the examinee has taken other tests, as well

Fixed issue with updating (overriding) the WebLock requirement of a test within a subworkspace

Version 3.3.3 (Release Date: 2012-08-20)
Added extra screen for users that enter a group test code requiring WebLock outside of Weblock

Fixed issue with login prompt appearing immediately after logging in

Fixed IndexOutOfBoundsException error with Test Results Email when text contained $ or followed by a number

Version 3.3.2 (Release Date: 2012-08-14)
Removed unlimited test credits option from workspace. Any workspace with unlimited test credits has been changed to limited test credits that allows negative

Addressed bug in Safari and Chrome that could lead to a NullPointerException when starting a test

Added error page to examinee self-registration via group code if an exception occurs

Version 3.3.1 (Release Date: 2012-08-10)
Separated First Name and Last Name into two separate columns on the Test Scheduler tab

Static files now getting GZIP’d to speed up performance

Fixed issue where delete prompt for examinees to be registered at test would not display which were about to be deleted

Version 3.3.0 (Release Date: 2012-08-08)
High impact operations now require the user to enter his or her password to verify the operation and revalidate the user’s identity

Added the ability for workspace administrators to delete examinees that are in progress or completed

Normalized behavior of start/end dates on inherited test sessions so the time window when inherited test session appears in test assembler matches when an examinee can start the test

Scored short answer now only reports the first defined answer on reports

Added troubleshooting instructions to the WebLock page

Added timeout to test engine which will halt a test if connection problems are encountered

Fixed issue with overriding test section options within a subworkspace

Version 3.2.8 (Release Date: 2012-08-01)
Fixed issue with equation editor in IE 8

Added note to WebLock page about clipboard being cleared when enter into WebLock

Made check and ex closer to answer markers in test review mode

Fixed issue where testing engine would sometimes show “This test has already been completed” after a test was submitted

Video player code no longer downloaded if test does not contain audios or videos, which speeds up test load time

Version 3.2.7 (Release Date: 2012-07-30)
Fixed issue in Item Explorer table where Layout column would show undefined for instructional/short answer/likert items

Fixed issue in Item Explorer table where Response Type column would show undefined for Scored Short Answer items

Fixed issue in IE 8 that caused the Audio/Video to potentially not show

The special value Minutes Used on the reporting tab of the Edit Test Options dialog now rounds to nearest minute instead of always rounding down

Version 3.2.6 (Release Date: 2012-07-27)
Added test section time used to the list of insertable values on the Reporting tab of the Edit Test Options dialog

Fixed issue in IE on the parent tab of the workspace editor where start/end dates for inherited test sessions were not being displayed

Fixed issue with Save Test As… where “Reports To Attach” were not properly being copied over

Fixed issue with Save Test As… where subscore key-based special values in the Results Report were not being updated with the keys
of the new versions of the Subscores causing the subscore values to not appear to the examinee

Fixed issue in IE where columns of the table on the Test Assembler tab could not be resized

Fixed issue on the Test Scheduler tab with the examinee table right-click menu where certain options on the Export submenu were not properly disabled

Version 3.2.5 (Release Date: 2012-07-24)
Fixed scoring error caused from an examinee skipping a Likert item that is part of a subscore

Fixed issue with subworkspaces’ versions of parent’s tests missing sections

Fixed issue with deleting test sections from tests that have been shared with workspaces

Fixed parse error if “&” was used in a subscore name or an examinee name

Fixed issue where images sent in the test results report were not showing up in emails

Fixed issue with inserting images into the test editor’s rich text editor in IE8

Loading panel now shows on rescore

Fixed issue where subscore scores were not rounding correctly in the Examinee Score Report when rounding was turned on for subscores

Subscores without any rounding defined will now round to the nearest hundredth in the Examinee Score Report

Version 3.2.4 (Release Date: 2012-07-20)
Added new export format – Pearson QTI 1.2

Fixed issue with loading saved reports

Added scrollbar to list of saved reports

Fixed issue with Save Test As not copying a test section’s “Show Ruler” property

Fixed issue with examinees being able to enter non-numeric data in numeric short answer items

Fixed issue with error on Review Results if examinee entered non-numeric data for a numeric short answer item

If a test is opened in multiple browsers simultaneously, the browser that does not complete the test will be returned to the login screen

Fixed issue with incorrect expire date on the new trial account email

Fixed issue with ruler on touch devices (iPad, Android)

Increased size of ruler rotator icon for easier interaction on touch devices

Changing orientation on mobile device could cause the ruler to disappear

Ruler is now constrained to the browser window (cannot be dragged outside of it)

Fixed issue with memory icon on calculator displaying in wrong location

If test section only has 1 item, only the test section icon will show

Fixed issue with instructional test section icon getting marked as done if relog back into an online test

Added message to test engine if Android or iOS version is not supported

Version 3.2.3 (Release Date: 2012-07-13)
Fixed issue with Examinee Group report not generating

Fixed issue with ruler in IE 8 blocking clicks when it was invisible

Added test name and test code to the examinee trees for reports with an examinee parameter (previously it was just the examinee’s name)

Added support for the tab key in WebLock for PC users (if WebLock was previously installed, it must be uninstalled first)

Fixed issue with Calculator/Feedback/Ruler not displaying correctly in CAT tests with multiple sections

Added correct answer to Export Item Metadata (note, Import Item Metadata does not support this column)

Fixed issue where the “Show in Item Explorer” option in the Test Assembler did not include item’s custom field data

Version 3.2.2 (Release Date: 2012-07-11)
Fixed issue where “Correct Answers” header would appear in test review mode for unscored short answer items

Fixed issues with ruler on IE

Addressed “Insecure Content” browser error for tests that used the ruler

Fixed issue with Cancel button on the pretest confirmation page

Version 3.2.1 (Release Date: 2012-07-09)
Added an optional pretest confirmation page for examinees to agree to (configurable per test)

Show Calculator, Show Ruler, and Allow Comments should not be default checked in the test section editor

Fixed issue where show Ruler does not get saved when creating a new test section

If test review mode is expired, show a message that it has passed

In test review mode, elapsed time on test sections and test should not be showing

Fixed issue where test sections appearing at the beginning of a test and consisting entirely of instructional items were skipped

Fixed issue where review test option is being selected on create test

Fixed issue with using parent’s credits

Scored short answer now shows correct answers in review mode

Fixed issue with loading an examinee when it was missing a modified date

In the test delivery engine, made the “all questions have been answered” message appear more consistently

Added a system requirements page to the online test login screen

Answer markers and item numbers will now match the first body of text found in the answer/stem

Version 3.2.0 (Release Date: 2012-06-30)
Entering a test code of a test that has been completed now returns the examinee to the end of test page

Added a “review mode” option to a test that allows examinees to re-enter their test and see how their answers compare to the correct answers

Added new test credit type for Subworkspaces called “Use Parent’s Credits”

Online tests that use CAT now charge an extra credit

Tests using WebLock now charge an extra credit

Test Credits can now be set to “go negative” to support post-test billing

Added option to display elapsed time to the examinee in the delivery engine

Added Chinese to the delivery engine

Switched to a different video player that supports HTML5

Custom item fields are now included in Export Item Metadata

Added Drag and Drop support to the ruler for touch devices

Images less than 20Kb will be served up in the delivery engine without any degradation in quality

Fixed issue with not being able to pause audio files in the delivery engine

Fixed issue with audio files not pausing when the page in the delivery engine is changed

Added bigger margin and better spacing to the Test and Item Analysis Report

Custom Report Manager reports can now be accessed by subworkspaces

Fixed display glitch with the item review dialog

Fixed issue with versioned Likert items losing reference to scale

Version 3.1.0 (Release Date: 2012-06-22)
Added new item type: Scored short answer

Added a ruler to the delivery engine

Added two new reports for viewing number of online tests taken by workspace and by test

Added the Test and Item Analysis report

Added rubric tab for essay type

For subworkspaces, test sessions can now be made available according to a date range

Examinee search now includes subworkspaces in its search scope

Workspaces can now have an address associated with them

Bank style no longer used to format color, size, and font of answer markers and item markers; now uses the first found font from item/answer text

Removed focus borders from stems in the delivery engine

Made answer markers line up with answer text and item numbers line up with stem text

Layouts in Item Preview, Rich Text Editors, and Test Delivery Engine now match

WebLock will now use the most recent version of IE on PCs instead of compatibility mode

Made inserted images default to vertical alignment of middle

iPad will no longer highlight phone number like strings in the delivery engine

Fixed issue where instructional items would be marked as completed when a test is logged back into

Fixed issue where item numbers were appearing on top of the item instead of adjacent

Fixed issue with deleting workspaces that included demographic forms in their tests

Fixed issue with calculator button text not centering correctly on the iPad

CAT tests now update time used with every response and total time used is now submitted at the end of all tests

“Minutes Used” for an examinee’s total test time is now reported as “Time Used” in the form of hh:mm:ss

Fixed issue with using the keyboard to select rows in the various tables

Fixed issue where a long asset in split pane mode would not get a scrollbar

The test section level option “Do Not Show Answer Markers” has been changed to “Show Answer Markers” and defaults to false

Error is now displayed if a bad group test code is entered in the test login page

Version 3.0.1 (Release Date: 2012-05-24)
Fixed issue with calculator and feedback in CAT tests

Time expire message now shown on the test results page if the test was submitted due to time limit

Fixed issue with test results email not being sent

Fixed issue with finishing a test preview

Version 3.0.0 (Release Date: 2012-05-23)
Added test sections to tests

Added import and export for QTI 2.1

CAT content constraints are now entered as percentages rather than fractions

CAT content constraints now use test sections instead of subscores (existing tests have been updated appropriately)

Scoring parameters on inherited tests can now be overridden by subworkspaces

In test engine, video will pause automatically if the page that it is on is moved away from

Fixed issue where user would repeatedly be asked to relog in before their session expired

Overhauled the login/sessions system

Added better support for preventing rows from splitting due to page breaks in reports

Fixed issue with Examinee Test Detail report where examinee name was reported as “null null”

Fixed issue with Examinee Test Detail report where item bank location was being cut off

Fixed issue where relogging back in to FTW when cancelling a test edit could cause the test’s items to be deleted

Can now drag a test from the test tree onto the test items pane to see the test’s items

Fixed issue where user from a parent workspace could not view a bank’s information in a subworkspace

Advanced search link in Item Explorer is now underlined for improved accessibility

The item list in the Item Explorer now defaults to 25 items instead of 10

The examinee list in the Test Scheduler now defaults to 25 examinees instead of 10

Added a confirmation dialog with a configurable message when the submit button is pressed at the end of a test (defaults to “Are you sure you are done?”)

Removed Test Submit Message and Time Expire Message from test options because they could interrupt with a test being submitted

Normalized the appearance of the 2 and 3 column layouts between test preview and item preview

Horizontal and 3 column layouts now have answer markers aligned to the left instead of centered above

Fixed issue where the undo history was not getting cleared in the rich text editor when doing a Next or Previous in the item editor

Fixed issue where editing a scale that is part of a protected test would show the error “SCALE_PROTECTED” instead of the correct message

Made Preview Test into a button on the Test Assembler tab (previously was accessible by right clicking or by a header link while editing items)

Made examinee timing based on seconds instead of minutes and improved accuracy

Made the Forest and Wave skins gradient-based like the Maroon skin

Fixed issue with Text Hotspot answer selection method of a test not working correctly

In the linear scaled scoring options of a test, slope now defaults to 1 instead of 0

Improved message in test options describing requiring items to be answered before moving to the next page

Made wording in test code email more descriptive and useful

Only Workspace Administrators can now rescore a test (Test Schedulers can no longer do this)

Fixed issue in WebLock and IE 7 where the footer buttons would appear near the top of the page

Fixed issue in WebLock where changing the font size would cause the footer buttons to disappear

Network problems message in the testing engine is now language independent

Fixed issue where item names with ampersands in them would cause export examinee responses to error

Fixed error if log in as a user with no roles

Fixed issue with pressing next or previous after creating a new item in the item editor (buttons are now disabled)

Fixed issue with using an apostrophe in the submit button text

Fixed issue where the arrow keys could not be used to navigate across items or examinees in the tables

Fixed issue where images in the item editor would cause Internet Explorer to crash

Fixed issue with adding/editing text assets in Internet Explorer

Made reordering items in a test more user friendly

Custom Test fields container no longer appears in test editor if no custom test fields are defined

Version 2.9.1 (Release Date: 2012-04-30)
Added 2 fields to Workspace (Test Type and Test Mode)

Added fields to Asset for Author and Copyright Information

Added Excel export to list of Item Export formats

Fixed issue with Report Manager not appearing in Subworkspaces for users in Parent Workspace

Fixed login issue

Version 2.9.0 (Release Date: 2012-04-23)
Added 3 fields to Workspace (Program ID, Short Name, Budget ID)

Added custom fields to Tests (same as Item, Users and Examinees) : Workspace configuration

Version 2.8.3 (Release Date: 2012-04-20)
Fixed issue with test item table paginator where items from the last viewed test could appear

Fixed issue with “Please Wait…” message not disappearing after exporting examinee responses/comments, items, or item review meta fields

Version 2.8.2 (Release Date: 2012-04-18)
Fixed issue with CAT tests

Increased size of default font size in test engine when font size is not specified in the item

Version 2.8.1 (Release Date: 2012-04-17)
Streamlined more of the Rich Text Editor code (and other code) to make faster

Removed some padding from the item editor to ensure more of it is visible on a 1024px wide display

Fixed issue in FireFox where an image would appear to get copied if it was clicked on

Fixed issue in IE where an image in an item would fail to hide when doing a Next/Previous

Fixed issue where user with only a role on a specific bank would not see the Item Explorer tab

Fixed issue with deleting tests

Fixed Unterminated String Constant error in IE 8 when creating/editing Text Assets

New Button Menu in Asset Manager is now hidden when the dialog is closed

Fixed issue with Edit Asset dialog’s buttons not showing on monitors with short viewports

Fixed issue where statistics graph in item editor would wrap on some displays

Version 2.8.0 (Release Date: 2012-04-10)
Added an asset manager for storing and reusing images, audio, video, and text blocks

Added support for a new links pane for an item to link to assets and show them in an overlay during test taking

Added support for a vertical or horizontal split pane in an item for showing assets side-by-side item content

Fixed issue with exporting examinee responses for an examinee that skipped a Likert-type item in a test

Fixed issue with overriding complete button text, test submit message, time expire message, results text, pass text, and fail text in a subworkspace

Automatically check the boxes for emailing and displaying the test code to examinees that self register

When an examinee self registers, the provided email now gets used as the test code email

Workspace logo upload now verifies that the logo is one of the supported image types

Overriding versioning on an item update now clears the test item cache

Changed Show Rationale checkbox to a button in the item editor

Changed the Show Toolbar / Hide Toolbar link from a link to a button in the item editor

Fixed issue with Webkit sometimes showing extra answers when an item is previewed from within the item editor

The statistics tab in the item editor is now hidden for instructional item

Made the rich text editors in the item editor faster and less memory intensive

For images less than 10KB that are requested with lowres, the raw version of the image is returned instead

Fixed issue where JAWS screen reader would read every question number when a navigation icon is selected in the test engine

JAWS now announces the answer marker before reading the answer if answer markers are enabled

Fixed issue with answer markers not being aligned with answer text

Added padding between the stem text and the focus border to make the text more readable

Fixed issue where answer markers would line up with the last line of the answer text if answer text spanned multiple lines

Fixed issue where only the last line of the correct answer would be highlighted green in the test preview if answer spanned multiple lines

Added confirmation message if the test is exited via closing the browser window or pressing the back button

Version 2.7.3 (Release Date: 2012-03-26)
Fixed issue with subworkspaces not showing the correct inherited test sessions

Version 2.7.2 (Release Date: 2012-03-20)
Fixed issue with objectives not retaining line breaks

Added a more descriptive label to the advanced item search text input

Fixed issue with “Play Again” not working on videos in the test engine (Videos do not currently buffer 100% before playing)

Fixed issue with the buffering animation not going away in IE on videos

Upgraded video player to v3.2.8

Fixed issue with %NUM_SCORED_QUESTIONS% replacement value in the delivery options

Video not found image has been replaced with a film reel icon (analagous to the musical note icon for audio files)

Version 2.7.1 (Release Date: 2012-03-12)
Added Privacy Policy to footer and removed duplicate links from footer

Removed small FTW logo from Test Has Been Completed screen

Made videos buffer 100% before playing in the test engine

Version 2.7.0 (Release Date: 2012-02-24)
Modified reporting infrastructure (internal)

Added ability to have Examinee Deliverable reports available to download on the Test Has Been Completed screen of the test engine

Content tab of the item editor has been redone to make the rich text editor more reliable, including
– Tables now work in IE 8
– Copy and Pasting is more reliable in Chrome/Safari
– Image resizing works in IE 9
– Easier to modify font properties

Added the ability to toggle on or off the entire rich text editor toolbar in the item editor

When editing a likert-item, the stem width now reflects the width as it will appear in the testing engine

Workspace administrators can now make changes to an item’s content without causing it to version (for fixing typos and invalid answer weights)

Added the item name to the top left of the content tab to make it easier to see which item is being worked on

Fixed issue where clicking the item comment button would invalidate the disabled state of the Next and Previous buttons

Fixed issue where changing the item layout did not cause the item to be marked as modified

If an item has rationale defined for it, that rationale will be displayed by default

Added a checkbox to the item editor to enable autosaving when the Next or Previous button is used

In the register examinee dialog, the “email test code” and “add another examinee after this” are no longer default checked

Fixed issue with deleting workspaces

Lengthened the group test code input in the Edit Examinee Group dialog

The manual is now opened in a new tab as opposed to a new (small) window

Version 2.6.1 (Release Date: 2012-02-22)
Fixed issue with emailing test codes via an examinee group

Fixed issue where creating a demographics form in a test would not add that form to examinees that were already registered for that test

Fixed issue with deleting an examinee that had a demographics form associated with it

Fixed issue with deleting an examinee group and not getting back the correct number of credits

Added the workspace logo to the Test Has Been Completed screen at the end of a test (moved the FTW logo down to the footer)

Put a maximum height and width on workspace logo that appears in the test engine and the self registration page

Version 2.6.0 (Release Date: 2012-02-17)
Addressed issue with QTI export where FTW custom metadata got a section even when there was no FTW custom metadat included (this caused a validation error)

Replaced the “4” with “Completed” in the examinee responses export under the Status column

Changed KEY EMAIL to CODE EMAIL in the examinee import and examinee responses import (legacy labels still supported)

Fixed issue with User Activity report where number of tests created and edited and number of items edited were not getting populated

Updated version of WebLock

Updated WebLock download procedure for Mac users

Fixed issue in test engine where some browsers would create malformed requests (applied previous fix from v2.5.2 to all testing pages)

Fixed error when creating a new test that was immediately shared with Subworkspaces

Boosted performance of editing banks, categories, test groups, subscores, and examinee groups

Renamed CAT item selection from “Fixed” to “Maximum Information (Adaptive)” and “Random” to “Randomesque Exposure Constraint”

Export Examinee Data and Export Examinee Responses/Comments now includes a testing Date column

Whitespace now gets trimmed from data in an examinee csv file import

External ID is now included in the list of insertable values for the Results Reporting screen in the Edit Test Options dialog

Added Demographics tab to Edit Test Options dialog that allows for asking examinees to fill in demographics data

Added custom fields for examinees

Fixed issue with creating custom fields where whitespace included around drop down options would not get trimmed

Added Self Registration function (group test codes) to examinee groups

Changed Import/Export Item Statistics to Import/Export Item Metadata and added support for author, source, keywords, status, and description

Added image upload support to a test’s Results Report

Added the ability to export an examinee’s Test Results Report

Version 2.5.3 (Release Date: 2012-02-01)
Fixed WebLock issue with Mac OS X Lion

Addressed an issue where it was possible for images to fail in downloaded tests and exported items

Version 2.5.2 (Release Date: 2012-01-24)
Fixed issue where subscripts in answers were getting cut off in IE 7

Fixed issue in test engine where some browsers would create malformed requests

Fixed issue with CAT tests generating an exception

Fixed issue where refreshing the test does not restore answers

Disabled the refresh button in lockdown

Version 2.5.1
Internal Release

Version 2.5.0 (Release Date: 2012-01-16)
New capability to force tests to be administered via the secure FastTEST WebLock browser

“Help” links in header and footer now point to the tutorials page instead of an email address

Test Submit button will display after the last question is answered without the need to push the next button for multiple choice, survey, and likert item types

Fixed issue with FireFox 9 that prevented dialogs from being downloaded properly

Fixed issue with sending out test results via the examinee group right click menu

Can now search across multiple keywords in item search (will return items with all entered keywords only)

Lengthened the maximum characters for statistics fields to allow for higher precision values

Fixed issue where multiple response items were not correctly being stored as skipped in the test engine

Added EXTERNAL ID column to the template for import examinee responses

Exported CSV files no longer replace double quotes with single quotes; double quotes are now properly escaped

Fixed issue where it was possible for the submit date on an examinee’s test to not be recorded

Version 2.4.2 (Release Date: 2011-12-18)
Fixed issue with test timer overlapping question icons if calculator and feedback both disabled

Fixed issue with untimed tests not reporting minutes used in some situations

Version 2.4.1 (Release Date: 2011-11-30)
Fixed issue with logging out of CAT Tests that would cause the current item to be marked as skipped

Fixed issues with rescoring individual examinees and rescoring entire examinee groups

Fixed issue with images not showing up in test engine if they were created from an item import

Fixed issue where dialog js and css were being cached by the browser, which led to strange errors, such as
– unable to manually register an examinee for a test
– unable to register examinees via the import

Version 2.4.0 (Release Date: 2011-11-29)
Fixed issue with subscript and superscript not showing up correctly in test engine/item preview

The logo uploaded for the workspace will now be used as the logo in reports

Fixed issue where the calendar for selecting a date for date inputs would be deleted

Fixed issue with deleting examinees alongside an examinee group

Top level examinee groups that contain examinees can no longer be deleted

Fixed issue where an examinee could be drag and dropped to the “top level” of the examinee group tree

Moved the status column in the examines table farther to the left so it is visible without scrolling

Exported examinee responses will now use the answer marker used by the item instead of always using numbers

Workspace inheritance (hierarchical workspaces) and inheritable tests

New reports: Examinee Group Report & Examinee Group and Test Summary Report

Version 2.3.0
Internal Release

Version 2.2.3 (Release Date: 2011-11-21)
Fixed issue where Examinee Test Detail Report run on a CAT test would error if comments were left by examinees

Added IRT parameters (a, b, c, and D), initial theta, and IRT scoring method to the Examinee Test Detail Report

Added full path of test in the Examinee Test Detail Report header

Fixed spacing issue with timer in the testing engine

Fixed issue where moving an item would not update the location of previous versions of that item, which resulted in banks with zero items not being able to be deleted

Fixed issue with playing FLV files in the testing engine

Fixed issue where putting more than 1 decimal point in the an IRT parameter input field in the item editor would cause an error

Addressed issue where disabled IRT form inputs in the item editor would display inaccurate values

Fixed issue where a deleted category would not be removed from the interface, causing a load error if it was interacted with

Version 2.2.2 (Release Date: 2011-11-07)
Fixed issue with sending test codes and test results

Version 2.2.1 (Release Date: 2011-11-04)
Fixed issue with equation editor

Version 2.2.0 (Release Date: 2011-11-02)
Added Likert-type item type

Changed layout of testing engine to better utilize screen space

Calculators and Question Feedback will now appear as links in the test engine and show up as overlays when clicked

Added test option to allow the question status icons to be hidden

Removed test option for autoforwarding as it is incompatible with keyboard use

Removed test option for allowing unanswered items in the test

Added a required flag to each test item; items are now required to be answered on a per item per test basis

Added test option to force an examinee to answer all required items on the current page before proceeding to future pages

Added test option for allowing examinees to log out of the test

Added JAWS screen reader support to testing engine (when answer input is radio/checkbox only; text hot spot currently not supported by JAWS)

Changed browser dialogs to DHTML dialogs so test timer doesn’t freeze

Addressed issue in the Word XML importer where decimal numbers or times could be improperly parsed as answer markers

Renamed exam key/online key/testing key to “test code” throughout application

Added ability to export examinee comments in HTML at the examinee group level

Removed autocomplete from registration fields to increase security

Addressed issue where columns in the users lists did not reflect the checked User Fields in the User Properties tab of the Configure Workspace Dialog

Updated the logos in the application and maroon solid color to a gradient based color

In the send test results dialog, the checkboxes designating whether to send to examinee or to user are reset every time it is shown

Addressed issue where a multiple response item could be marked as completed when none of its responses are checked

Only items that are skipped AND required are reported to the user in the testing engine, not all skipped items

Added checkboxes for select all/select none in the test assembler to easier control Scored/Required/Reverse Scale status of items in a test

Addressed issue where adding items to a test would cause test to only show the first 10 items even if the page length was set to 25

Addressed issue where bold/italics/ordered lists/unordered lists were not showing up correctly in the testing engine/item preview

Addressed issue where audio/video would get reloaded if the question with the audio/video was shown/hidden/shown in the testing engine

In test preview, the window will now automatically close once the test is “submitted”

Added Portuguese support for the testing engine

Fixed issues with QTI 1.2 so that it now validates against the schema

Version 2.1.10 (Release Date: 2011-10-04)
Added Content Constraints for CAT

Addressed issue where IRT c could be given the invalid value of 1.0

Addressed issue where versioning an item causes the old version to become removed from its category

Addressed issue where deleting the newest version of an item did not provide access back to the previous version

Addressed issue where putting ampersands in the custom labels for User Statistic fields caused an error

Addressed issue where the original label for the User Statistic fields could not be returned to by deleting a custom label

Addressed issue where commas or double quotes in the value of a custom item field used for review would cause the exported CSV to be corrupted

Addressed issue where putting ampersands in the label for a custom item field used for review would cause an error on the Review tab in the item editor

Version 2.1.9 (Release Date: 2011-09-20)
When adding a bank or category to a test, retired items are no longer added

Test delivery engine is now correctly disabled for IE6 users

Fixed issue with changing the workspace logo

Added small workspace name to bottom of Test Code Email to assist in resolving bounce backs

Test Code email no longer addressed to the examinee. The name of the examinee now appears as a line above the test name

Version 2.1.8 (Release Date: 2011-08-30)
Message to download IESpell no longer appears on the login screen

Removed TIFF and BMP from supported image types for uploading images to items

Fixed issue where examinee comment export would be corrupted if examinee used double quotes in comment

Fixed issue where exporting examinee responses in HTML from more than one examinee would only export the first examinee

Comments left by examinees are now exportable in HTML

Fixed issue in Internet Explorer 8 where exported examinee responses/comments would not open properly

Version 2.1.7 (Release Date: 2011-07-25)
Fixed issue where examinees would see results text after completing test if that option was turned off but emailing results was turned on

Fixed issue with creating an item where a long item name could cause an error

Files with periods in their filename or all capital file extensions can now be uploaded to an item

Version 2.1.6 (Release Date: 2011-07-07)
Fixed issue with cookie causing login problems where user would see a blank screen

Added note in manual that items imported via Word XML need to have their answers separated by paragraph breaks (not line breaks)

Mean Angoff values can now correctly store values in the range 0 to 100

Fixed timeout error when uploading large video or audio

Fixed NullPointerException occurring when subscores are enabled and short answer items are present

Version 2.1.5 (Release Date: 2011-06-16)
Added Export Review Field to the right click menu of banks and categories

Removed the export link from the Review tab of the Edit Item Dialog

Version 2.1.4 (Release Date: 2011-06-08)
Fixed issue with NullPointerException occurring after editing your profile

Version 2.1.3 (Release Date: 2011-06-07)
Fixed issue with item review dialog not saving when clicking Next in IE 8

More efficient form monitoring in IE 8

Fixed issue with reply to field in emails getting set to an invalid email

Version 2.1.2 (Release Date: 2011-06-03)
Fixed issue with margins for answers in vertical layout in Internet Explorer 8

Fixed issue with italics not being displayed in item preview and test engine

Fixed issue with importing item statistics

Version 2.1.1 (Release Date: 2011-05-26)
Test Code Email is now cleared when manually registering examinees and Add Another after this is checked

New subdomain, app.fasttestweb.com, to get straight to the application login page

Fixed localized message in test engine that instructs the examinee to click the submit button (whose text is dynamic)

If test requires all answers and questions were skipped, message no longer instructs them to click the submit button

Version numbering changed from X.Y to X.Y.Z

Version 2.1.0 (Release Date: 2011-05-17)
Fixed strange Rich Text Editor behavior in Internet Explorer

Fixed issues in Internet Explorer 9 including drag and drop and importing items

Pages in online testing engine and main app will now immediately expire to prevent back button from being used

Added Essay item type and changed name of Open Response to Short Answer

Separated the examinee email into Test Code Email(s) and Examinee Results Email(s)

Japanese translation of online testing engine and Test Code/Test Results emails

Users can now enter dates with the keyboard

Dates are now all formatted as YYYY-MM-DD

Can now paste directly into the “Enter New answer here” box in the Edit Item dialog

Added “New Item” to the right click menu for items. This will create a new item in the same container as the highlighted item

Issue with submitting dialogs with file inputs with the Enter key

Better support for inserting special characters, tables, and images into items cross-browser

Issue where pressing the delete key would prompt to remove something on a non-visible tab

Default font for printed tests is now Arial instead of Times New Roman to match default for online testing

Past versions of items are now accessible from the item list via a toggle

Text areas now report the number of characters available

Forms are laid out differently (label stacked on top of the input instead of adjacent to the input)

Better messages for pointing out empty required fields

Vertical alignment of images now a parameter of bank style in the Edit Item Bank dialog

Bank style can now be applied automatically to imported items

Answer Key section in printed tests now correctly excludes instructional items from the numbering

Can now export short answer types using Export Examinee Responses

Can now export examinee responses in CSV or HTML

Instructional and other non-scored items can now be part of a CAT test (shown before or after the main CAT)

Workspace overview page reports on language and maximum users and makes better use of space

Only workspace administrators can access the workspace overview page

Answer markers (and item numbers in printed tests) now take on the item’s current bank style for formatting

Previous/Next buttons in various dialogs will now traverse pages instead of stopping at the start/end of current page

Changing an answer weight now correctly marks the item as modified

Showing/Hiding rationale now correctly does NOT mark the item as modified

Fixed issue in the pane resizer when subscores are used

Fixed issue with saving when all answer weights are zero

Answer labels above 9 are now displayed correctly as numbers

Fixed issue where canceling out of the Edit Item Dialog would go to create a New Item

The date and time exams are submitted is now stored instead of relying on start date and minutes used

First and Last name now separated out as insertable values in the Test Results message in the Edit Test Options dialog

UTF-8 data now displayed correctly in CSV exports

Added message to Test Code Email that notes its good for one use

Ampersands (&) in short answers and item feedback no longer cause errors in examinee response export

Fixed issue where submitting an item would cause a BADSAVE error

Fixed spellchecker issue in Test Results Message rich text editor in Internet Explorer

Test codes of completed exams can no longer be emailed

Uploading examinee responses from paper and pencil tests now takes half a credit

Short answers now automatically reserve space for answers in printed tests

Custom Item fields used for review have been added

Statistical charts can now be exported as JPG/PNG

Workspace administrators can edit Test Options even after the test has been protected and administered