Creating Tests

ESGI has over 2000+ pre-loaded tests available, but also allows the flexibility to customize the available tests or create new tests specific to your school or district.

Simple tests that have lists (sight words, numbers, letters, etc.) can easily be created by copying the items from a document and pasting them into the ESGI test. Please see the Auto Test Creator Support Page for more information. Two videos, Creating a Yes/No Test and Creating a Single Score Test, can be found below. Step-by-step instructions can be found below the videos.

Creating a Yes/No Test video:

A Single Score Test can be created that allows a single question test to be created with a total number of points required and the student's score to be entered on one question. This is useful when entering reading levels, counting words correct in a reading passage, recording the highest number counted to and assessing words read per minute.

Creating a Single Score Test video:

New tests and/or tests with images can be created by following the steps below. 

1. On the right side of your home screen, click "+ Add Test" under Subject Tabs & Tes


New tests and/or tests with images can be created by following the steps below.

1. On the right side of your home screen, click "+Add Test" under Subject Tabs & Testing.

2. Using the drop down arrow, select the Subject Tab for the test.

3. Click "Create New Test" at the bottom.


4. Begin by selecting your Test Type: Yes/No, Single Score, or Rubric

  • Yes/No will be a test with multiple questions
  • Single Score will be a test with one question and multiple points
  • Rubric measures student performance with set criteria and levels


Please see our Rubrics Tests support page for details on creating Rubrics.

4. For a Yes/No or Single Score test, enter a Test Name and Test Description. If Single Score is selected, enter the Total Possible points (whole numbers only; no decimals). These are required fields. Explanations of the optional field descriptions are found below. 

Test Name (required field) – Enter a name for the test. This is a required field.

Test Type (required field) – Select Single Score (one question) or Yes/No (multiple questions)

Total Possible – Enter the total number of points (no decimals). This is a required field if Single Score is selected.

Description (required field) – Enter a brief description of the test. Questions cannot be added to the test until the Test Description is set. 

Background – Black (default) or white. The background color applies to all questions within the test.

Content Area Select a content from the drop down list (Language Arts, Math, Spanish, Science, Social Studies/Humanities, The Arts, Technology or Generic).  The test color will update based on the content area chosen. Click on the color square to change the color (if desired). 

Add/Edit Grade – Enter the Grade Level(s) that the test is intended.

State Standard – Enter a State Standard that aligns with the test. Kindergarten and 1st Grade State Standards for all states are available in ESGI.  Entering a State Standard in the Test Details area will not display on any reports.

Share Test – Check this box so that teachers within your district can find the test in Test Explorer for use in their individual accounts.


5. Click Add Question.

6. Enter the test question information. Click “Save and Close” if there is only one question (Single Score) or “Next Question” if adding another question. A question can be duplicated and the Directions, Question Image, Shape and/or Text will be copied to the next question by checking the "Copy Content to Next Question" box. The checkbox can be deselected at any time.  

Refer to the screenshots below for an explanation regarding each field.


Adding Text:



Adding Images or Shapes:


  • All elements (text, image, shape) can be resized and moved by clicking anywhere on the element.  
  • Use the buttons and menu to Undo, Redo, Delete, or layer objects by moving to the front or back. Objects can also be flipped horizontally or vertically or duplicated. These options can also be accessed by right-clicking. 

Complete details for adding or editing images can be found on our Adding and Editing Images to Tests Support Page.

The Question Name will also appear as the answer to the question on the Parent Letter under the "Correct" and "Incorrect" headings. When the answer is the sight word, the letter, the sound, etc., the Parent Letter is easy to understand. For a math equation, it is recommended to enter the equation itself as the Question Name (i.e 2+5=7). For sight words, if the Question Name is the question itself (i.e. “What word is this?"), then it will be difficult for the parent to understand:

7.  Optional: Select "Randomize" for a one time randomization of the test questions:


8. Click Save and Close and the test is ready to be used.



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