Do you need to create an Advanced Assessment question where the student will type in their own response (such as fill in the blank, short answer, or open-ended)? Then you have come to the right place! Below you will find examples and explanations of some of our most popular "open response" question types, how to create them, and how they will be scored.

Question Type

When To Use

Example

Cloze with Text

Answers that are only one word in length. This is used as a fill-in-the-blank where the students type answers into response boxes within a set of text.

Short Text

Answers that are no more than a single short sentence.

Essay with Plain Text

Answers that are more than one sentence and only need basic formatting tools (copy/cut/paste).

Essay with Rich Text

Answers that are more than one sentence and need formatting such as bold, underline, italics, charts, and or numbered lists.

Math Essay with Rich Text

Answers that require both text and mathematical or numerical answers.


Cloze with Text

Step 1: Select Cloze with Text within the Fill in the Blanks (Cloze) question types.

Step 2: Enter the directions.

Step 3: Enter the question using the "r" to insert a response/fill in the blank box.

Step 4: Set the point value for the question. (This question can be auto-graded since there is one specific correct answer.)

Step 5: Type in the correct response.

Step 6: Save

Click below for more information on building a Cloze with Text question.


Short Text

Step 1: Select Short text within the Written & Recorded question types.

Step 2: Enter the question.

Step 3: Set the point value for the question. (This question can be auto-graded since there is one specific correct answer.)

Step 4: Select Exact Match or Any Text Containing.

Step 5: Enter the correct answer.

Step 6: Save

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Essay with Plain Text

Step 1: Select Essay with Plain Text within the Written & Recorded question types.

Step 2: Compose the questions.

Step 3: ❗Open "More Options" and input the point value for this question. If this is not completed, the question will be worth 0 points. (This question will be manually graded by the teacher once the students submit their assessment.)

Step 4: Save

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Essay with Rich Text

Step 1: Select Essay with Rich Text within the Written & Recorded question types.

Step 2: Compose the questions.

Step 3: Select the text formatting options that you wish to be available for the students to utilize.

Step 4: ❗Open "More Options" and input the point value for this question. If this is not completed, the question will be worth 0 points. (This question will be manually graded by the teacher once the students submit their assessment.)

Step 5: Save

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Math Essay with Rich Text

Step 1: Select Math Essay with Rich Text within the Math question types.

Step 2: Compose the questions.

Step 3: Select the text formatting options that you wish to be available for the students to utilize.

Step 4: Under the Symbols section (bottom-right of the image below), you can determine which keypads to make available to your students. Remember, the standard numeric keypad is always included, this section is specifically for the mathematical keypad.

Step 5: ❗ Open "More Options" and input the point value for this question. If this is not completed, the question will be worth 0 points. (This question will be manually graded by the teacher once the students submit their assessment.)

Step 6: Save

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