Are you creating an Advanced Assessment specifically geared toward math content?

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

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In this article you will find:

Math Category

There is an entire category dedicated to math questions. See below:

Cloze Questions

Best for Most Questions

  • Have the most flexible scoring.

  • Can have multiple lines of answer entry.

  • Allows multiple responses boxes for a single question, and those responses can be scored separately.


Formula Questions

  • Allows for more advanced scoring

  • Can have only a single line of answer entry.

  • Allows multiple response boxes, but those response boxes are scored in conjunction with one another; they are unable to be scored separately.

  • Requires a very specific format for the correct answer


Graphing Category

There is an entire category dedicated to graphing questions. See below:

Graphing: students plot points, lines, and shapes on a coordinate plane.

Graphing in the 1st Quadrant: students to plot points, lines, and shapes in the first quadrant of a coordinate plane.

Number Line Plot: students plot points on a line or stack points above a line.

Number Line Drag and Drop: students to drag points or images onto a number line.

Charts Category

There is an entire category dedicated to graphing questions. See below:

Histogram: students create or modify Histograms.

Bar Chart: students to create or modify Bar Charts.

Dot Plot / Line Plot: students create or modify dot plots or line plots.

Line Chart: students create or modify Line Charts.


The Drawing question type, allows students to mark their answer on an uploaded image, or blank work space, using different drawing tools such as a compass, straightedge (ruler), or scribble pen. For more information on the Drawing question, click here.

Math Question Generator

Math question generator automates the repetitive aspects of mathematics question authoring, by taking a range of values and then creating a data table containing many variations of the question (and relevant solutions), with validation automatically set up. For more information, check out this article.

Scoring Information

There are several ways math questions can be scored. This article will explain each of those methods.

Math Scoring Otus Live

Below is a video from our Otus Live series on how to score math questions in Advanced 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 science, history, ELA, 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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