You may opt to alter the question types on your assessment. For example, you might want to use rubric scoring or weighted questions. Another variation might be to use alternating multiple choice or true/false type answer choices.
See the Create a Manual Assessment lesson first if you do not know how to create an assessment. This lesson specifically covers what to do on the Questions tab of the assessment you create (e.g., change a question type to rubric and assign different point values to questions) and how to create the associated answer sheet.
Please note, these practices are not available for Itembank assessments.
Where to Start
1. Click Assessments.
2. Under General, click List Assessments. Once on the list, click on the title of the test you would like to edit.
Enter Question Information
Click the Setup tab, then select Questions.
In addition to entering answers for your questions (in the Correct column), note the other things you may now do (as long as you have not yet added versions or data to your test):
1. Alter point values for particular questions.
2. Check the Rubric/Constructed Response box if you want to weight each bubble according to a rubric or create a Constructed Response type question, then add the max value correct and points according to steps #3 and #4.
3. If you have checked the Rubric/Constructed Response box, you must add the max value to the Correct column. For example, if you will use a 1-5 point rubric for a question, you would enter 5.
4. If you are using a Rubric/Constructed Response, usually you want your points to match your max value. For example, if you want your 1-5 point rubric to count as 1 point if 1 is bubbled, 2 points if 2 is bubbled, etc., then you would enter 5 in the Points column. (Note: If the rubric needs to reflect a 0, this can be done in Sheet Designer.)
However, you may weight a rubric question. For example, if you want to use a 1-5 point rubric but want the question to be worth 10 points, you could keep 5 in the Correct column but enter 10 in the Points column, so that a student earns 2 points if 1 is bubbled, 4 points if 2 is bubbled, etc.
5. If using a number grid, place your correct answer here, i.e. 1.001, 1.26, etc.
6. Mark Advanced to use custom point values, i.e. A:4, B:3, C:2, etc.
7. Note that it's not too late to delete any questions at this stage. To do this, simply hover to the left of the question and click the trash can icon that appears.
8. Check the Extra Credit box if you want the question to be extra credit. The total percentage may be over 100% since the number of points a student receives may be over the maximum points possible of the actual test. For example, a student may receive 21/20 points for a twenty question test (1 point per question) and an extra credit question worth 1 point. In this case if a student got all answers correct plus full credit for the extra credit question, he or she would receive a 105%.
9. Click Save when finished or go to step #10.
10. Click Save and Go To Sheet Designer to go directly to the sheet designer to match your answer key.
Change Question Types
The question types that can be created currently are: Multiple-choice, Rubric, Constructed Response (Sentence, Short Answer, Extended Response, and Essay), True-False, and Number Grid.
- Check Rubric/Constructed Response to make the question either a Rubric (bubble) or Constructed Response (Sentence, Short Answer, Extended Response, Essay). You will be able to choose the question type on the sheet designer page.
- For a Number Grid please fill in the correct answer (1.67, 1.001, etc.). You will select the number grid question type on the sheet designer page.
- For a True-False question please fill in a “T” or “F” in the correct answer column.
- Click Save & Go To Sheet Designer to choose the correct question types.
Make the answer sheet match via the Sheet Designer
In addition to Step #10 above, you can access the Sheet Designer by clicking Setup > Sheet Designer (LiG).
Your answer sheet must match the questions you have entered in the Questions tab.
Note: You must have the permission 'Can Edit' to see the Advanced tab. Either the assessment creator gives you this permission or by default, you have it as the author of the assessment.
Designing the answer sheet MUST be done before you add versions or data to your test!
1. Change from a Rubric to a Constructed Response by clicking the dropdown and selecting the correct question type. The options include Sentence, Short Answer, Extended Response, and Essay.
2. Once a CR question type is selected you can choose the background that will fill the text box. The options include Blank, Grid, and Lined.
3. Change to a Number Grid question type by clicking the multiple choice dropdown and selecting Number Grid.
4. If you have selected number grid you can change the number of columns to match the answer. If the answer is 1.23 then 4 columns would accommodate the answer. You can always have more columns than necessary (6 columns for 1.23) but should never have less than required.
Change the Number of Responses
You have the ability to change the number of responses on your answer sheet. Click on 'Change number of responses'.
You will be given a dropdown menu with selection choices of 2 thru 9. Click your desired number and press Apply.
The changes will be reflected immediately in your sheet designer.
Change multiple answer choices at one time
You can change answer choices for multiple questions at one time.
1. Check the questions to change. Use the Update Selected Questions to enter your new choices.
2. To change the Question Label, check Label. You have three options:
- Put in Front: Enter any alphanumeric character you want to show before the question number.
- Start at: Enter the question number you want to display as the first number of your check marked questions. For example, you may want questions 4-6 to be labeled W1, W2, W3 instead of W4, W5, W6.
- Put After: Enter any alphanumeric character you want to show after the question number.
3. To change the answer choices, check Responses. To use alternate answer choices, check Alternate.
4. Enter your answer choices in the boxes.
5. Click Apply when you are finished. Repeat this process as many times as needed.
The Sheet Designer will show your changes.
Change Individual Questions
1. Change Question Label. This is how the question number is displayed on the answer sheet. An extra credit/advanced question may be shown as 'Adv.' on the answer sheet. There is a limit of 3 characters in the question label column.
2. If you don't want to use all 5 bubbles available for a question, leave extras blank so that the bubbles will not appear on the sheet.
Note: In this example, 5 is the maximum number of bubbles allowed but you can add more by clicking Change number of Responses.
3. Feel free to change characters (e.g., to Y and N for Yes/No, T and F for True/False, numbers for rubric-based items, etc.). The characters you include here will appear on the answer sheet just as you type them. Note that only one character is allowed per bubble.
4. If you indicated a rubric-based question on the Questions tab, you will see numbers already inserted for that particular question.
Note: Any rubrics you opt to use and any non-ABCDE answers you opt to use must match your sheet design. In other words, if you designated an answer other than A-E, you must change your sheet design so that your answer is an option on the sheet. When entering values, note that the system is not case sensitive. When you save your work, all values will become capitalized.
You cannot change the sheet designer for questions on an Itembank assessment.