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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

The 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.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.25

  • 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

General

Publisher Vellosoft
Publisher web site http://www.vellosoft.com
Release Date April 19, 2014
Date Added April 23, 2014
Version 3.25

Category

Category Educational Software
Subcategory Teaching Tools

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 10.41MB
File Name pest325.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 35,908
Downloads Last Week 5

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 21-day trial
Price $24.95
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