Editors' reviewThe developers of PEST software, designed for creating quizzes and tests, must have had a sense of humor. But it lives up to its name in several senses. Although a powerful shortcut for creating computerized tests, it can be a bit aggravating in practice. The program begins with text and script editors, but we found the interface awkward, with clumsy, abbreviated buttons without an immediately obvious function. Newcomers to this type of interface--and perhaps even veterans--will be well served by a trip through the manual, as well as a perusal of the bundled sample test. However, once over these hurdles, we were impressed with the results. The application can produce a range of different formats, including multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, flash cards, and drag-and-drop sequences. The company's site also features free downloads of quizzes on subjects ranging from world history to baseball statistics. The trial version of the software allows unlimited use for 21 days. If you're a teacher looking to create digital tests for your students, this might well be worth a look, as long as you're willing to invest some time learning the ropes yourself.
Celebrating over 90,000 questions worth of user submitted quizzes (all free for the download) PEST - Professional Exam System is the world's most versatile quiz creation platform. All you have to do is open up a text editor and type.
PEST is perfect in any learning environment - from quizzes administered and graded instantly in classrooms, to studying at home, where a quiz can continue to serve up any incorrectly answered questions until all are answered correctly.
PEST supports multiple choice questions, fill in the blank questions, flash cards, drag-and-drop sequences, essay questions and multimedia.
Check out the vast collection of User Submitted Quizzes at the Vellosoft website. The quizzes are all completely free for the download and they provide a great illustration of the ease of quiz creation and the wide variety of subjects the PEST is helping people to master.
What's new in this version:
- quicker file loads
- progress meter added for loading quizzes with over 1,000 questions
- new methods of formatting imported & scanned text in the Quiz Script Editor