Create your tests on our website and correct them with your smartphone. This is the idea of Gradepen.
Create open-ended or objective questions, with Figures, graphs, or equations.
Reduces the time you take to create a test, by reusing your registered questions, or by selecting questions from the database of public questions..
Create a different test for each student by automatically randomizing the order of questions.
Correct 30 tests in less than 10 minutes! No strain, no errors.
Test Gradepen for free! As a special offer, compile your tests for free. Correcting tests of up to five questions is also temporarily free (so you can try out the system). You have to pay for any and all tests that have more than five questions. Install the application and see what correction packages are available on Google Play® and App Store®
Preparing your tests is FREE, just register on the site. There are two steps to take to create your test: assembling the test and formatting the printout. After you do that, a file in PDF format will be created containing all the tests which you can download to your computer, smartphone or tablet, and then print.
As a special offer, this is FREE!
You must register on the website and access the Tests page. The test is compiled in three steps: choosing the questions, choosing the scores and determining the number of different tests.
You can create a question, or select a question from the database of public questions.
Just click on the "Tests" page and write the subject in the "Search Questions" field. You can use the question in full, or edit it, thus creating a new version.
On the "Tests" page, click on "Register new test" or select one of the tests you have already registered. Click on "New Question" and type in the content of the question and the information requested.
You can insert equations and figures in both the text of a question and into the multiple-choice answers. Just click on the text field and select the \"load image\" button or the 'write an equation\" button, which are on the right side of the text field.
No, the questions remain available for you to reuse in new tests. Just look for them with the search tool.
There are two alternatives for the header: use the standard header provided by the site (you can insert your institution's logo by adding an image), or you can edit a customized image of the header you want and insert this image as a header.
After selecting the questions that make up the evaluation, click on "Prepare Print", in the lower right corner. The "Prepare Print" window will open and you can choose the number of different tests, how the questions are randomized, etc. Other interesting options can also be selected in this window such as the format of the test.
The "Prepare Print" window has fields that must be filled in and that define the format of the test. The standard format is a double column (with 11pt font), front and back printing for the printer, Answer Sheet on the first page just after the header and randomizing the items and questions.
Yes, it is very important to register a password because if the test does not have a password, any device that has the application installed can do the correction. When correcting tests, you'll need to enter the password once when correcting the first test. After that, the password is recorded on the device. For security reasons, the site does NOT keep any password. Therefore, it is your responsibility to keep the passwords of the tests that you draft. If you lose the password of your test, the correction of this evaluation should be done online, on the “Answer Sheet’ page.
Test correction is done exclusively with your smartphone or tablet. You should download our app available on Google Play® for Android or on the App Store® for IOS. There are two types of corrections: i) FREE, if the test has up to five questions; Ii) PAID, if the test has more than five questions. To do the correction in the paid mode, you must acquire correction credits.
Open the application and point the camera so that it frames the QRcode until you hear a beep. Enter the security password to unlock the correction of this test (the password is entered once and is stored). Point the camera and frame the viewfinder on the Answer Sheet until you hear a beep. The correction will be displayed on the screen with the grade obtained.
Follow the same steps as for the previous item. After you see the correction of the test on the screen, manually enter the value of the corrected open question. Click on the screen of your smartphone and enter the score.
You can export all scores to an Excel file and send them to your e-mail. To do so, go to the ‘Share’ icon, tick the box next to the ID code of the test and click to send to your email.
The cost of the correction varies according to the package of correction credits that you choose. See the options in the application itself.
After each correction using the device, the number of correction credits available is decreased by one.
Correction credits do not have a date of expiry, so they do not expire. However, they are not transferable to another device.
Make the answer sheets of your tests available online on our website. Here´s why: i) your student can correct his/her test and confirm his/her grade; ii) You can correct the tests if you have problems on your device (damaged, stolen, etc ...). The answer sheet will only be available for others on the website after you publish it
First, only make the answer sheet available after applying the test (be careful with the test identification code). Login to your account and click on the page Gabaritos, which will display a list with the identification code of all your tests. Choose the test and tick it to release the answer sheet.
Gradepen has a database of public questions, which are available to all users to assist in the test preparation. This database of questions is fueled by questions prepared by the users of Gradepen. When a user creates a question, the user has the exclusivity of use of this question for six months (private questions). After this period, the question will become shared with all users when it becomes a public question.
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You must have a Smartphone or Tablet with a front camera of at least 3Mp (megapixels) with an Android or IOS operating. We suggest you test it for free. Install the application and experiment with this sample test.
If the test has 20 questions, cameras between 3Mp and 5Mp can read the answer sheet well. If the user needs to correct tests which have more than 20 questions, we recommend that the camera of the device should have a resolution of over 5Mp to ensure that it will read the answer sheet correctly.
No, Gradepen was developed exclusively for mobile devices that have: internet access and a rear camera with good resolution..
Not at the moment. The development team is evaluating this demand.
Yes, the Gradepen developer team works every day to find solutions for any errors that may arise and to improve the performance of the application. We also intend to make the application version compatible with the new versions of the Android and IOS systems.
You can access the site in two ways: by registering directly on the site, or by using your account of one of the social networks supported.
You can draw up your tests with professional typographical quality. You can also use the Online Template to publish the Answer Key of the test, or even to correct your tests with this tool. All this is FREE.
You will be able to register questions of any content as long as: i) it is didactic; ii) does not infringe the copyright of third parties; iii) does not contain offensive content such as racism or pornography. If a user insists on registering this type of however, he/she may be banned from the site.
If the question is registered as private, it will only be accessible to the user who created it for a period of six months. If the question is registered as public, it shall be accessible to anyone.
The question remains private for 6 months from the date on which it was created. After this period it becomes public. Once the question becomes public, it cannot become private again.
Yes. To do this, you should contract a subscription that extends the privacy of your questions. Plans will be available shortly.
Yes, you can create a group of users, and everyone in the group will share their private questions with each other (LINK).
If you think collaboratively, the more questions the system has about a given theme, the more options a teacher will have at the time of drawing up his/her test. If the number of questions stored is really large, it is likely that the teacher need only choose questions, rather than draw up new ones. So, basically this saves time.
All public questions have been drawn up by Gradepen users, and were used in assembling the tests of these users. Gradepen does not take responsibility for the content of the questions registered. Each user must analyze whether or not the public question is suitable, and this includes verifying the Answer Key is correct.
When a question is created, the user must define the type of the question in the "Question Type" field. There are three types of questions: multiple-choice, true/false, or discursive. In a multiple-choice question, choose the number of alternatives and mark the correct alternative. In a true/false question mark the correct answer for each item. Remember that the application corrects the items marked as true and those left blank as false. In a discursive question, enough room must be left for the answer. If the answer is a text, the number of lines needed must be chosen. If the answer is a drawing, a graphic, or a set of math accounts, sufficient blank space must be left. The Gradepen is not able to correct questions of the discursive type, so it is up to the teacher to correct these.
You should click on the tab and show the directory and the name of the Figure that should be loaded for the test.
See here (LINK) for several examples of equations that can be inserted into a question (LINK)
You should type in the keywords that relate to the theme of the question. Keywords are used to facilitate your search for questions.
If you have written the question and later find an error, you just correct the error by editing the question. If the question is a public one that you did not create, it cannot be edited. But you can create a new question based on the original one.
The site was developed for computers. Viewing on small screens, such as those of a mobile phone or a tablet, may not be entirely satisfactory.
The recommendation is that tests have up to 20 questions so that the camera can recognize the Answer Sheet and not make errors. Longer tests should be divided into parts.
50 distinct tests. Remember that the PDF file can be printed more than once. For example, suppose that for a class with 40 students, you wish to generate 10 distinct tests. Just print 4 copies of each type. If the test has many figures (three or more), we recommend you do not exceed the limit of 10 distinct tests because the .PDF file can become very large, which can make it difficult to download or print.
Look at the test models available just before you print your test. One of them is a model that uses less paper.
The simplest is to create a figure of the header of your educational institution and to load it when formatting the test. See how at (LINK). If this does not meet your demand, see other options at (LINK).
No, just enter the password once just before you correct the first test. The system stores this password and it will not be asked for when you correct the other tests.
For security reasons, Gradepen does not store security passwords. Therefore, it is up to the user to keep a backup of their passwords. If you have lost it, you will have to correct the tests using the Answer Sheet page.
The correction system counts it as a wrong answer.
The correction system counts as a wrong answer.
No, they are stored in the application. You can export notes later. But the spreadsheet does not have the students’ names, only the identification code of the tests.
Click the share button, select the tests you want to export and click the send button. The results will be sent to an Excel file that can be sent to your email.
It has two basic functions: i) if your device has a problem, your tests can be corrected in another way; ii) students will be able to check the grade they obtained. But remember to release the online Answer Sheet for consultation only after you apply your test.
If the formatting templates available on the site are not appropriate to your needs, please contact the Gradepen development team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make a proposal to customize and meet your demands.
Yes, please contact us directly at email@example.com.
No, it is not possible. But please note that you, as the system user, have access to the questions that you registered on the site at any time. They are available 24 hours a day, every day on the site. You can modify them at any time, if you think this is necessary.
Your correction credits are only recovered if you use the same device without formatting it by reinstalling/ upgrading the application. In other situations (formatting, loss or theft), unfortunately it will not be possible because the credits are stored in your device. But should any of these situations occur, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will make an evaluation, case by case.