Are you creating an Advanced Assessment specifically geared toward English Language Arts content?

You've come to the right place! This article contains information about the question types that are well suited for ELA assessments.

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In this article you will find:


Two-Column Question Layout

Do you want to have two columns in your question, for example, with a passage on one side and questions on the other? Check out this resource for more information.

Cloze with Drop Down

This question type allows students select an option from a drop down list. For more information on using Cloze with Drop Down, click here.

Cloze with Text

This question type allows the student to types short answers into fields within a passage of text.

Cloze with Drag and Drop

This question type question allows students to drag items (words, phrases, numbers, or pictures) and place them into the correct blanks. For more information on Cloze with Drag and Drop, click here

Token Highlight

This question type allows students to highlight certain words, sentences, or paragraphs by clicking on the text. For more information on using Token Highlight, click here.

Written and Recorded Category

There is an entire category dedicated to questions that require written or recorded responses. See below:

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.

Essay with Plain Text: students can 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.

Short Text: students respond to questions which have short, definite answers, e.g. 1-2 words, or a number.

Audio Recorder: students can record audio in the assessment.

Video Recorder: This allows students to record a video in the assessment.


Additional Resources

➡️ Don't forget about those multiple choice, short answer, and matching questions!

  • Looking for the Advanced Assessment Question Guide? Click here.

  • Looking for other subjects such as math, science, history, and enrichment? Click here.

  • Looking for a list of question types by category? Click here.

  • Looking for a list of question types categorized by level of difficulty to create? Click here.


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