In this lesson, you will learn how to get started on creating a Explicit Constructed Response item in the Legacy Item Bank.
Adding Standards and Publishing the Item are required to use the item in an assessment.
Where to Start
1. Click on Assessments.
2. Under Itembank, select Visit Itembank.
Create a New Item
- Click Create.
- Next click New Item.
- Select Next.
You may also start from the Items tab, then click Create Item
- Select Explicit Constructed Response from the drop down menu.
- Click Teacher Instructions to type Teacher Instructions (e.g., Read the question aloud to your students) if applicable.
- Use the tool palette for special formatting. To learn more check out the Item Toolbar Overview.
- Type your question into the Stem box. To add an inline textbox, enter in the text [textbox] (including brackets) in the position you would like the textbox to appear. Otherwise, it will appear below the stem.
- Click Save & Continue.
Teacher Instructions are only viewable on the Itembank Teacher Booklet. They will not appear in Online Testing or the Student Booklet.
- Enter the answer choice in the space provided.
- You may add an additional answer choice by clicking Add Choice. It's important to outline every possible answer that is acceptable for this question. =
- Click the red minus (-) icon next to an answer choice that you would like to remove. Use the arrow keys to move the answer choice up or down.
- You may enter a rationale (see below) for each distractor to explain why a student may have chosen a particular answer option. For example, if a student selects "B. 10" for the question "What is 8 + 12?" he might have forgotten to carry the "1". Entering a rationale could help other teachers who have access to the item in reteaching concepts missed. Click the Up Arrow next to Rationale to enter the rationale.
- Click Save.
Explicit constructed response items look for the exact answer that has been added here to be typed by students. If it's not added as an answer choice when creating the question, the student will not get credit for it. See example above.
A rubric allows for partial credit scoring on an item. To add a rubric click Create Rubric.
- Enter a Rubric description in the space provided (optional).
- Click Add Rubric Level to add additional point values.
- Click the minus to remove Rubric Levels.
- Enter which response corresponds to the desired point value.
- When done, click Save.
If you add a Rubric to an Explicit Constructed Response item, you must enter at least one response into the spaces provided. Failure to do so will cause an error in Online Testing.
Now that you've set the question portion of your Constructed Response item, learn about the next step: Item Details.
The next required step is Adding Standards to an Item.