Cloze with Text Question for Advanced Assessments

Create a fill in the blank style question on an Advanced Assessment.

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Written by Ethan Kelly
Updated over a week ago

Now that you've started to build an advanced assessment, you may want to add a Cloze with Text question.

Cloze with Text is the digital version of a fill-in-the-blank line on a paper test. The student enters a text response into one or more text boxes.

Example


Build the Question

  • If you are creating a new item, select the + Create button on the assessment builder, title the item, then select the Add New plus sign to add a question.

  • If you are adding to an existing item, simply select the Add New plus sign (as shown above) to add a question to the item.

Next, select the Fill in the blanks (Cloze) category from the options on the left, then select Cloze with text.

Compose the Question

  • Type question prompt into this field.

  • You have many formatting options from the Rich Text toolbar, including changing the font size, adding tables, using math symbols, adding multimedia, and more. Click here for more information on the different functions of the Rich Text toolbar.

Add Answer Content

  • Template markup: In this field, type or paste the content into which the response fields will be inserted.

  • Delete the filler example text, then begin typing your own content.

  • To enter a response box, select the Response Box button.


Correct Answers and Scoring

Set Correct Answers

  • Response fields: Type correct answers into fields. By default, answers will need to be exact (but are not case-sensitive, and will ignore blank spaces before or after responses) to be auto-graded properly. Misspelled or alternate words will not be awarded credit (see More options section below).

If any answer in a response box is longer than 15 characters, you will need to adjust the "maximum length (characters)" setting. See the scoring options below for more details.

Additional Correct Answers / Alternate Answers

Click to see how to enter more than one correct answer.

  • If alternate answers are acceptable (like synonyms, alternative spelling, or abbreviations), click the + button. Each set of alternates can be valued at different point levels (but Correct must be the highest point value). If all Alternates are equivalent, check Match all possible responses and the Correct answer or any Alternate will be awarded full credit.

Scoring

  • Point value: Enter the full point value for getting this answer correct (see More options section below).

  • Match all possible responses: used in conjunction with Alternate answers (see More Options section below).

Scoring Type

The scoring type is only necessary if you have more than one response box in the question. The scoring type allows you to give partial credit.

Click to see the options for scoring type, including Exact Match, Partial Match per Response, and Partial Match.

Exact match (Default):

All parts of the answer must be correct to be awarded credit.

Partial Match Per Response:

Each correct answer will be awarded the full credit designated in the Set correct answer(s) field. (In this example with three answers, awarding 1 point per correct answer, adding up to as many as 3 total points).

Partial Match:

Each correct answer will be awarded partial, proportional credit designated by the Set correct answer(s) field. (In this example with three answers, 1/3 point per correct answer, adding up to 1 total point).


Student Preview

It's highly recommended to Preview the question before adding it to the assessment. This displays the question as the students will see it and also verifies that the answers and scoring work as expected.

  • Step 1: Select the Preview button to go into Preview mode.

  • Step 2: Answer the question with the correct answers, including alternates.

    • Selecting Show Answers will present the correct answers.

  • Step 3: Verify that the auto-score correctly calculates the point value.

Click to see a clip of this question type from the student's perspective.


More Options

There are other scoring and layout options available

Scoring

Click to see other scoring options such as penalty points, checking answers, minimum scores, and more.

  • Unscored/Practice usage: Removes the point value for this question.

  • Case sensitive: Checking this box will only award credit to answers that exactly match the character capitalization as written in the Correct answer field(s).

  • Penalty points: Rather than not receiving credit for incorrect answers, an incorrect answer will instead deduct points. Find more information here!

  • Check answer button & Check answer attempts: Find more information here!

  • Minimum score if attempted: student will receive points as long as the question has been attempted (if the question is left blank or is unanswered, the student will not earn those points).

  • Maximum length (characters): Adjust the number in this box to accommodate for longer answers, or to simply adjust the maximum number of characters you want students to be able to enter.

Layout

Click to see how to change the size of the response boxes.

  • You can change the size of the response boxes by adjusting the height and width here.

  • You can do this for all text boxes (shown above), or individual text boxes (shown below):

    • Select the blue +Add button under Response container (individual).

  • This will bring up a place to edit the settings for Response container 1 (if you need to change the settings for other response containers, use the +Add button to continue adding options for additional response containers)

Click to see how to add placeholder text.

  • Set a placeholder text that will show for the students before they begin typing into the response box:

  • You can do this for all text boxes (shown above), or individual text boxes (shown below):

    • Select the blue +Add button under Response container (individual).

  • This will bring up a place to edit the settings for Response container 1 (if you need to change the settings for other response containers, use the +Add button to continue adding options for additional response containers)

Click to see options for special characters and spellcheck.

  • These two options will allow you to add special characters for the students that may not be available on their keyboard, and to provide students with spellcheck. When spellcheck is enabled, misspelled words will be underlined in red.

Click to see options for font size.

  • Adjust the font size to small, normal, large, extra large, or huge.

Click to see how to enable the option for text to wrap to the next line.

  • This option allows for text-wrapping, so that the student can have multiple lines of text in a response box.

Extras

Click to see "Extras"

At the very bottom of the More Options menu, you will see "Extras". These options are not applicable to Otus assessments - they do not have any impact on the questions or the assessment.


Learnosity Resources

Click to see a video tutorial on how to create this question type from Learnosity.

You can also read more about this question type on Learnosity's Author Guide.


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