Harris Test
Partial feature list / Comparison chart

This comparison list is from a large insurance company that was looking for computer testing software to train and evaluate their adjusters. They evaluated over 30 packages costing from $20 to $10,000, here are the results of the top 3. Evaluations are for the versions tested and may not apply to current / later versions. Qualitative scores are the opinion of the testers. This evaluation was made for computer given tests. This list is from 1995.

PHOENIX / Legent Corp., 7965 N. High St. Columbus OH

QBANK / Teaching Technologies,3889 N. Van Ness,Fresno, CA

HARRIS TEST / Dale Harris , 5654 N. Olcott, Chicago, IL


PHOENIX QBANK HARRIS TEST COST $10,000 $170 FREE PLATFORM HOST,LAN,PC LAN,PC INTERNET,LAN,PC MAXIMUM QUESTIONS PER EXAM NO MAXIMUM 100 999 MAXIMUM M/C ANSWERS PER QUESTION 16 26 20 TRACK MULTIPLE EXAMS YES YES YES TRUE/FALSE QUESTIONS YES YES YES MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS YES YES YES RANDOMIZE ANSWERS YES YES YES CROSS MATCH QUESTIONS YES YES YES SHORT ANSWER QUESTION YES YES UP TO 9 CORRECT ANSWERS DEMOGRAPHIC QUESTIONS NO NO YES GRAPHICS EX. KEYBOARD .PCX .BMP EASY PC INSTALLATION UNKNOWN MEDIUM EASY MAXIMUM QUESTION LENGTH 1 SCREEN NO MAX 880 CHAR. BUT CAN DISPLAY 20 DOCUMENTS OF ANY LENGTH EASY TEST CREATION OPINIONS VARY YES YES AUTHORING SPEED SLOW FAST FAST BUILT IN TEXT EDITOR YES YES LIMITED SPELL CHECKER NO YES YES IMPORT TEXT FROM WORD PROCESSOR DIFFICULT YES YES EXPORT TEST TO WORD PROCESSOR NO PLAIN TEXT YES OUTLINER FEATURE NO YES NO PRINT ANSWER KEY YES YES YES EXAM INTERFACE GOOD VERY GOOD VERY GOOD PRINT TEST ON PAPER UNFORMATTED YES YES BROWSE BEFORE ANSWERING QUESTIONS YES NO YES ASK QUESTIONS IN RANDOM ORDER YES YES OPTIONAL ASK SUBSET OF QUESTIONS YES YES YES FEEDBACK ON WRONG ANSWERS YES YES YES TIME LIMIT PER EXAM YES OPTIONAL OPTIONAL TIME LIMIT PER QUESTION NO OPTIONAL OPTIONAL ON SCREEN CLOCK/TIMER NO NO YES - 3 ON SCREEN CALCULATOR NO NO OPTIONAL PROGRESS INDICATOR YES NO OPTIONAL INSTRUCTIONAL MESSAGE YES YES OPTIONAL SELECT QUESTIONS BY KEYWORD YES YES YES EASY SCORING YES YES YES FILE OF STUDENT'S ANSWERS YES YES YES PRE-EXISTING REPORTS WIDE RANGE MINIMAL MINIMAL STUDENT SCORES SUMMARY YES NO YES REPORT # OF STUDENT PICKS OF EACH MULTIPLE CHOICE ANSWER YES NO YES RECORDS SCORES AND STUDENT'S ANSWERS FOR EVERY QUESTION YES YES YES QUESTION WEIGHTING YES NO NO ON SCREEN COLOR CONTROL YES FORE/BACK B&W/COLOR

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