When creating an Advanced Assessment, there are many different categories of questions to choose from. Some of these items are easier to create than others, so we have gone ahead and categorized them by level difficulty: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.

Below you will find a description of the questions that are considered Basic; they have simple formatting and scoring options. These question types are a great place to start if you are just beginning to create advanced assessments.

Multiple Choice

Students select correct answer(s).

Four Layout Options: Standard, Multiple Response, True/False, Block

Article: Basic Multiple Choice

Choice Matrix

Requires students to evaluate one or more row items using a set of column options.

Three Layout Options: Standard, Inline, Labels

Article: Choice Matrix

Cloze with Drag and Drop

Students can drag their responses from a list of options into empty response boxes.

Article: Cloze with Drag and Drop

Cloze with Drop Down

Students select from a response box drop down menu in a passage of text.

Article: Cloze with Drop Down

Cloze with Text

Students type into empty boxes that have been inserted into a passage of text.

Article: Cloze Text

Match List

Requires students to pair items using one static list and one dynamic list.

Article: Match List

Essay with Rich Text

Students can give long, detailed answers to questions (up to a maximum of 10,000 words). This Essay Question type allows for more detailed formatting options, such as bold, underline, and bulleted lists.

Article: Essay - Rich Text

Essay - Plain Text

This lets students give long, detailed answers to questions (up to a maximum of 10,000 words). This Essay Question type only allows for basic formatting options such as Copy, Cut, and Paste.

Article: Essay - Plain Text

Audio Recorder

Allows students to record, save and playback an audio response.

Article: Audio Recorder

Video Recorder

Allows students to record, save and playback a video response.

Article: Video Recorder

Highlight Image

Students free-hand draw on an image.

Article: Highlight Image

File Upload

Students upload files to be viewed by the teacher.

Article: File Upload

Order List

Students organize a list of responses in a specified order.

Article: Order List

Sort List

This allows students to arrange items into their correct order by dragging the items from the Source area to the Target area.

Article: Sort List

Rating

The Rating question is useful for obtaining student feedback, or as a rubric for use by the teacher when providing feedback to the student.

Article: Rating


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