This lesson provides step-by-step guidance on creating a Evidence Based Selected Response (EBSR) Item using Illuminate's NEW Item Bank. EBSR items are multi-part questions that are automatically scored.
Where to Start
- Click Assessments.
- Select Browse Item Bank NEW.
Create a New Item
- Click Create Item at the top right hand side of the screen.
- Use the dropdown menu to select ESBR as the item type.
- Enter the Item Stem. The stem is the beginning part of an item that presents a problem to be solved, a direct question, or an incomplete statement to be completed, as well as any other relevant information.
- Click the radio button to indicate which answer choice is correct. It will highlight in pink.
- Repeat these steps for Part B.
- To have fewer available answer choices, click the Trash Can icon to remove an answer choice. Click Add Choice to add additional anser choices.
Drafted items are automatically saved.
- To link a Passage to the item, click the Book icon.
- To link Standard(s) to the item, click the Three Pages icon.
- To add Tags to the item, click the Tag icon.
- Additional Settings are available to edit per item such as Choice Labels, Locking the Choice Order, and Enabling/Disabling Teacher Instructions, Item Stem, and Rationale can be chosen individually for both parts. You can also determine if you would like the parts to display as Part A and B or Part 1 and 2.
- Click Item Preview to see a preview.
- You can select to preview the item from a Student or Instructor role.
- Test the item by selecting a response.
- Click Check Answer to verify the answer key.
- When you've completed creating/editing your item, click Done.
- To make your item available to use in an assessment click Publish.
- To save an item that you arent ready to publish, click Save Draft.
- To delete your item click Discard.
Once items are Published, you can Lock, Edit, or Delete the item.
Now that you have created a Multiple Choice item, learn about Creating a NEW Item Bank Assessment.