The Urbana SoftwareTM
darkblue Administration application allows administrators to easily
manage the PerTest® Enterprise Suite including: managing users,profiles,
privileges, groups, reports, event notification, logging, and
engine configuration settings.
PerTest® Administration also includes XML configuration loaders,
making it easy to move configuration data from one PerTest® system
to another to replicate an existing system or promote to production
(e.g. moving configuration data from development, to QA, to production).
A powerful user, group, profile, and privilege system allows administrators
to easily assign privileges to students (e.g. which assessments
they are allowed to take and when), curriculum owners (e.g. which
reports can be run), and other administrators (e.g. which parts
of the system administrators have access to).
PerTest® plugin modules also allow customers to easily integrate
the PerTest® Engine with their existing user base and authentication
software (alleviating the need to maintain duplicate account information
in various systems) and can be configured through PerTest® Administration.
Administration includes a robust reporting system leveraging XML
and XSL to provide reports in a variety of views and formats.
In addition to including standard reports, larger customers can
integrate PerTest® reporting with their existing reporting software,
or use PerTest® reporting to develop their own custom reports and
Included among the standard reports are Test Histories, Test
Statistics, Aggregate Diagnostics, Test Diagnostic (e.g. subject
matter) Coverage, etc...
The event notification subsystem offers the following features:
- Email Notifications: can be sent when certain milestones are achieved (e.g. congratulatory email to parents or students).
- Extrinsic Motivation: to provide students or employees with rewards upon completion of a test or upon achieving a certain score.
- System Alerts: to email or page administrators of the PerTest® system if an error occurs.
- Monitoring Integration: to send messages from PerTest® to a systems monitoring or statistics collection system whenever certain events (e.g. a test was taken).