Now that you've started to build an advanced assessment, you may want to add a Classification question.
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In Classification, students drag and drop predetermined text or images into a table.
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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 Classification.
➡️ 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.
Column count and Row count: Type a value into the fields to establish the number of columns and rows for the table (the default is 2 columns and 1 row).
Column titles and Row titles (Optional): Type a title for the column or row headings. Select the Trash button to remove titles. Select the Add button for additional Columns or Rows.
➡️ Step 2: Add Answer Content
Possible responses: Type the responses the students will choose from. Note - responses can be text, images, audio, or video. See the article on the Rich Text toolbar for more information.
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 additional groups:
Set Correct Answers and Scoring
➡️ Set Correct Answers
Setting correct answer: Drag response boxes to their correct positions in the table. When students answer, all responses will need to be in the correct positions for full credit. If there are multiple correct answers, see More options section below.
Alternate answers (Optional): click the Add ( + ) button to add alternate answers (see More options section below).
Show drag handle (Optional): Shows or hides handle button
Duplicate responses (Optional): Turn this on if responses may be reused:
Point value: Enter the full point value for getting this answer correct.
Exact match (Default): All parts of the answer must be correct to be awarded credit.
Partial Credit: There are several ways to achieve partial credit. See below.
Partial Match Per Cell
If all answers in a cell are correct, the credit designated in the Set correct answer(s) field will be awarded. In this example with two cells (Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere), 1 point would be awarded if all answers in the cell are correct, adding up to as many as 2 total points:
Partial Match Per Cell - Max Score:
Same as Partial match per cell, only the entire point value (in this case 1 point) is divided across all answers. In this example with two cells (Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere), 0.5 points are awarded if all answers in the cell are correct, adding up to 1 total point. Note - in this example, Rounding was set to None. The default is Round down, which does not offer fractional credit):
Partial Match Per Element
Each correct answer will be awarded the full credit designated in the Set correct answer(s) field. (In this example with four response options, awarding 1 point per correct answer, adding up to as many as 4 total points):
Partial match per element - max score:
Same as Partial match per element, only the entire point value (in this case 1 point) is divided across all answers. In this example with four responses, 0.25 points is awarded for each correct answer, adding up to as much as 1 total point. Note - in this example, Rounding was set to None. The default is Round down, which does not offer fractional credit):
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.
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➡️ Other Scoring 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 and Check Answer Attempts: Allow students to check their answers to see whether they are right or wrong. Determine the number of times the student is allowed to check their answers using the Check Answer Attempts box.
Response container position: Adjust layout of responses in relation to the table. The default is Bottom. Additional choices are Left, Right, or Top (shown here):
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