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TESTGOLD: Professional tool for pre-employment screening, training and periodical certification of your staff and students – from development of psychological and educational tests, assessments and surveys to testing and monitoring scores. Use TestGold to get more information about level of knowledge, professional skills and psychological strains of your staff and students.

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AVELife TestGold Studio - Version History

Version 3.0

  • Adaptation for use under Windows® account without administrator privileges;
  • Improved flexible score system with 3 new types (Simplified, Standard, Complex);
  • New Pass Level option of testing rules and appropriate Passed property of testing results;
  • New compact test session dialog;
  • Improved multimedia engine with built-in easy-to-use image viewer, audio and video players;
  • Easy-to-understand storage setup for local and networked use;
  • New dialog for editing user groups (moved from Configuraton Dialog);
  • Registration of computer name, computer user and computer IP at testing;
  • Use of full user information fields in Scores reports;
  • Clear definition of right answer on editing of Ranking and Matching questions;
  • Saving/Restoring of testing rules at test level;
  • Saving/Restoring of Text-to-Test converter settings;
  • To reach best security, storage settings now encrypted and secure stored in special file without need of manual editing of previous DataStore.ini;
  • Use of TestGold3.mdb as default local database;
  • Null points for test with Essay questions until expert estimation occurs;
  • Numerous small GUI and performance improvements to make the software nice and reliable;

Version 2.4

  • Answer Analysis - a new feature of vertical analysis of testing results;
  • Possibility to save (restore) testing rules at application level;
  • Control Test Blank Form – right answers are in the report now;
  • Possibility to show/hide Instruction in Test Session Dialog;
  • Rolled Multimedia Pane in Question Editor;
  • Security hole fixed – user could set system time and get time profit during testing, limited by time.

Version 2.3

  • Import of user and access accounts from CSV-file;
  • Text-To-Test Converter improved – now you can use special keys of a new tag [QuestionProperties] to specify question type, choices, key, weight and time limit for the answer;
  • Change of question order in the test using new features Move Up and Move Down;
  • Possibility of simultaneous deletion of several selected accounts (users, tests, test sessions, actions, access accounts and access profiles);
  • MS SQL Server database support improved;
  • TestGold Direct reactivated and now can be used to get TestGold news and resources again;
  • Many minor improvements;
  • Few small bugs fixed.

Version 2.2

  • New question property “Question Introduction” (free formatted text, display limitation by time and period);
  • New test property “Points of No Return” to selectively lock return to previous question during testing;
  • New tag “User Answers” of Test Session Report to represent answers for the questions and their correctness;
  • Possibility to use PNG and GIF (including animated) images in formatted questions and choices;
  • Correct stretching of large text elements in reports and improvement of standard report templates;
  • Improvements in Testing Engine, Text Editor, Visual Appearance.

Version 2.1

  • Possibility to create test sections by type or weight of questions;
  • Improvements of TestGold Direct – list of available tests, speed was dramatically increased;
  • Mark All and Unmark All buttons at Actions page of Configuration dialog box;
  • Possibility to specify default test type in Test Import dialog box.

Version 2.0 (TestGold 2005)

TestGold 2005 – great improvements: free independent light-weight agent for testing, development and use of complex psychological tests with multifactor outcome system, E-Mail testing, 3-Variant Data Storage Engine with the possibility to connect to power database servers, such as Microsoft® SQL Server™, Oracle® or any other database by ADO technology.

The software core has been considerably redesigned: now it is both more flexible and stable. New version brought great test format and many other improvements. Free testing program AVELife TestGold Agent is independent now and can be used both on network and local computers, that permits distant testing of students and staff.
  • All tests are available for testing and editing even in trial version of the software;
  • Great test format improvements (free formatted test introduction with display limitation by time and period, combinative method of outcome definition, development and use of complex psychological tests with multifactor outcome system as total summary, accentuation discovery, most and least expressive factors + optional comprehensive analysis);
  • New 3-Variant Data Storage Engine empowers users to choose the most preferable place for storing the application data. It can be special local file storage, default MS Access® database or the database, specified by ADO Connection (Microsoft® SQL Server™, Oracle® database or any other one, accessible via OLE DB providers and ODBC-drivers, installed on the computer).
  • E-Mail testing - test session data can be sent to supervisor by e-mail automatically before test session result dialog box opens or manually by user from the dialog or later; the supervisor can load received data for further review and analysis;
  • Total Summary - a new function of vertical analysis of testing results in the context of some user, including both psychological portrait and overall picture of professional skills and knowledge of the person;
  • Independent Agent for Testing - Free testing program AVELife TestGold Agent is independent now and can be used both on network and local computers, that permits distant testing of students and staff;
  • Built-in converter for import of test blank from text files in RTF or TXT format;
  • TestGold Direct – Internet Channel for Direct Access to TestGold News and Resources;
  • Making test variants on the basis of some educational test;
  • Test blank form improved;
  • Password protection of the software configuration;
  • Possibility to control unauthorized attempts of testing by means of requirement of automatic sending of notification about beginning of test session to supervisor by e-mail;
  • Optional saving test session data;
  • Registration of testing attempts (terminated test sessions);
  • New group of configuration options User Request added; now the tested person can be recognized by access account automatically;
  • Appearance improvements (new styles: AVELifeColorAdaptive2, AthenTristan, AthenTristan2, AthenRedMenu, AthenBlackMenu added and etc.);
  • Multiple Document Environment improved;
  • Text editor improvements;
  • User action "Running test session" can be repeated now;
  • The software activation changed;
  • Many minor improvements.

Version 1.4 (Studio & Agent)

AVELife TestGold Studio 1.4 - considerable improvement of functionality, reliability, user friendliness and performance + special free lightweight agent for networked testing, which is capable to work quickly enough even on out-of-date low-powered computers.

This version has designated considerable improvement of functionality, reliability, user friendliness and performance of the software.

  • Special free light-weight agent is designed for networked testing, which is capable to work quickly enough even on out-of-date low-powered computers (free for registered users of AVELife TestGold Studio);
  • Test can be divided into sections (subtests, groups of questions with equal type or weight) with opportunity to select the limited number of section questions at testing automatically;
  • Data security is improved;
  • Networked use of the software became more convenient and reliable;
  • Possibility to prevent loading of testing results and user actions on startup;
  • Possibility to choose one of 2 modes of test data encryption: "Strong" (using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES Rijndael)) and "Optimal" (it increases speed of test loading with proper level of data protection);
  • Multi-page chart of testing results;
  • Information about number of correct and wrong answers and their percentage;
  • Test session result dialog is improved and now consists of 4 tabs: "Session", "Conclusion", "Answers" and "Diagram" + new features: "Copy Session Results", "Save Session Results", "Preview Session Report", "Print Session Report";
  • Testing preferences grouped as "Before", «During» and "After" test session;
  • Option "Testing Rules After Session - Show Test Session Result" on a level of test and application;
  • Appearance improvements;
  • Many internal improvements concerning increase of performance and stability;
  • All small bugs fixed.

Version 1.3.5

  • All small bugs in version 1.3 fixed;
  • Many internal improvements concerning increase of performance and reliability.

Version 1.3.4

  • Security hole is removed: user with limited access rights could use earlier opened dialog "Getting Started" for access to the prohibited features (test editing, adding of the user or user group, …).

Version 1.3.3

  • Possibility to use access accounts, unprotected by password;
  • Text editor improvements: special combo box for font character set (CharSet) added, small bugs fixed regarding behavior of features “Subscript” and “Superscript”, some other minor improvements.

Version 1.3.2

  • Bug at opening of the question editor when using unformatted text type fixed;
  • Some minor improvements.

Version 1.3.1

  • The conflict between text editors of General Tab and Feedback Tab of the Question dialog box is eliminated;
  • Possibility to save question without choices and prevention of failure at opening of earlier saved one;
  • Larger bold font in free-form answer fields; possibility to change and store visible width of these fields.

Version 1.3

  • Networked use improved;
  • Possibility to use Flash- and OLE-objects (formulas, schemes, etc.) in questions and choices;
  • Misoperations of warning message "Answer is changed, but not submitted" at test session fixed;
  • More test samples from “Lesson” series;
  • Documentation is improved: new section "Brief Tutorial" added, where you can find detailed description of the program usage in the form of well-illustrated lessons; separate section is devoted to the use of text editor; additional cross-references and keywords;
  • Many minor improvements.

Version 1.2

  • Task pane "Test Session - Answers" added, where test session results are represented as a tree of questions and answers;
  • Minor text editor improvements;
  • Minor appearance improvements.

Version 1.1

  • Possibility to use regular expressions on search and in questions of free-form type;
  • Some minor internal improvements concerning increase of performance and stability.

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Professional MDI environment to create and edit your tests

Professional MDI environment to create and edit your tests

Powerful built-in text editor

Powerful built-in text editor

Advanced user accounting

Advanced user accounting

Comfortable and easy-to-understand test session environment

Comfortable and easy-to-understand test session environment

Storing of test session results and monitoring scores

Storing of test session results and monitoring scores

Making charts for more evident graphical estimation of testing results

Making charts for more evident graphical estimation of testing results

Multilevel system of data security

Multilevel system of data security

Software configuration according to your taste and requirements

Software configuration according to your taste and requirements

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