Now that you've started to build an advanced assessment, you may want to add a Match List question.

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In the Match List question, the student pairs associated items by dragging answers into a list.

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 Classify, Match & Order category from the options on the left, then select Match List.

Step 1: Compose Question

  • Compose 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.

  • Stimulus list: The static list of items that the students will refer to for matching

  • Possible responses: The dynamic list of responses students can choose from

  • Drag handle: Click and drag the responses into the desired order

  • Trash: Delete response

  • Add: Additional response

  • Group possible responses (Optional): If there are different categories of response options, check this box to add more groups:

Set Correct Answers and Scoring

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

  • Setting the correct answer: Drag responses to their correct positions in the list.

    • When students answer, all responses must be in the correct positions for full credit. If there are multiple correct answers, see More options below.

  • Alternate answers: If alternate answers are acceptable (like different pairings, multiple matches, etc), click the Add ( + ) button. By default, alternates are awarded full credit, but each set of alternates can be valued at different point levels (Correct must be the highest point value):

  • Show drag handle (Optional): Shows or hides handle button

  • Duplicate responses (Optional): Check this box if responses may be reused:

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: Drag the responses to their correct positions (including alternates, where applicable).

  • (Optional) Show Answers: Checking this box will display the correct answers below.

Step 3: Verify that the auto-score correctly calculates the point value (in this example, 1/1).

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More Options

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

Penalty points: Rather than not receiving credit for incorrect answers, an incorrect answer will deduct points instead.

Check answer button: Adds a button that allows students to check if their answers are correct.

  • Check answer attempts: Limits the number of times students can check if their answers are correct.

Minimum score if attempted: Students 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)


  • 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).

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