Overview: Why use Audio Exam Creator & Player? See the short videos.
Tutorials: See how to use the Player and the Creator.
Screenshots: See pages for the Creator.
Audio Exams let you:
Record a 20 question quiz in 7 to 9 minutes, instead of spending 20 to 40 minutes interacting with students to complete the reading and rereading of questions directly, letting students take the exam on their own.
Delegate Test Prep
Assign the test preparation remotely to anyone who has a Wi-Fi connection, such as teaching assistants or student volunteers. Approved parent volunteers could do this task from their home. One person can start creating the exam, email it to another person who finishes it, and either email it back or broadcast it using the Cloud.
Keep Students in Their Classroom
Eliminate the time and energy required to get the student together with a reader, because the reader will broadcast the exam to the Cloud, email, or give the classroom teacher the passcode for the test so students can download the exam at their desks.
Save, Send, and Modify Exams
Save exams for reuse with other students. Rebroadcast an exam at any time. Send an exam using Apple's Mail letting other teachers rebroadcast the exam using their Audio Exam Creator; they can even modify the exam before rebroadcasting it.
Learn to Use the App in Minutes
The app is intuitive and simple to use. In 5 to 10 minutes, teachers can figure out how it works and create their first audio exam. The help section has articles and the YouTube Channel/DyslexiaTech has tutorials.
Use Advanced Features
Advanced features are easily recognizable to users. They include: reviewing recordings at high speed to check the quality of reading and to check for unbiased reading, re-recording individual questions to increase the quality of the reading, importing all text for test questions (in over 30 languages) using cut and paste or file import, editing or typing test questions with the iPad keyboard, archiving audio exams on a computer or anywhere you can send an email, etc.
Improve Student Performance
Students whose reading is slow or labored find that, since they don't have to think about decoding, they concentrate all their attention on what they are being asked and how they will answer the questions. With the options to speed up the playback, skip questions, reread questions, and play questions at will, students find that they make better use of their time and don't have the distractions and difficulties caused by a teacher reading to them directly.
Teach Students to be Independent
An individual reading directly to students inadvertently provides support to students that gives them an unnecessary advantage and keeps them from learning to rely on themselves. With this app students learn to manage their time, solve problems without looking for help from a reader, develop their confidence, and complete tests on their own.
Entice Students to Use Read-Aloud Testing
Students who have, in the past, refused to use read-aloud testing volunteer to take their exam on an iPad/iPod/iPhone because they don't feel singled out, they get to control the app for reading, rereading, setting the speed, etc. They complete exams in the same length of time as their peers, and they get a better read-aloud experience without leaving their classroom.
Prepare Students for Mechanical Speech
Students started using this app with easy to understand human speech, and before they were required to use mechanical speech for standardized testing, they transition to mechanical speech within the app. They learn to use and understand mechanical speech by using Apple's built-in screen reader VoiceOver which lets them read all text on iOS devices.
Use Password-Protected Tests
All exams, which are broadcast, are password-protected using a secure network. Tests can be broadcast to specific students or groups of students. Students can be given a length of time for completing the exam once they have downloaded it. Exams that have been broadcasted can be set to expire at a specific day and time. Teachers can require students to login when they download an exam, and the teacher will receive a report of that student's download. Teachers can use the iOS feature Guided Access to lock students into the app until they have finished their test.
Get Free Players for Students
Open the world of success to students at no cost to them because the Audio Exam Player is a free download in the iTunes Store.
The Audio Exam Creator & Player collects no data on teachers or users. The apps are appropriate for students of all ages.