Create a Highlight Item Bank Question

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A highlight question is a word-based question that allows a student to highlight words, sentences, or paragraphs in response to a stimulus.


How to Create a Highlight Item for an Item Bank

  1. To add an optional passage, calculator, or a ruler, click the Add Feature button.

  2. In the Compose Question field, enter the instructions for the student.  Click the Edit Template button, and add the text for the question.  Click the Edit Tokens button. Next, click on each word that you want to make available for highlighting. If you do not select the word, the student will not be able to highlight it when they answer the question. You can also select entire sentences or paragraphs.
  3. In the Set Correct Answers section, enter the amount of points for each response.  Click on the correct responses to highlight the correct answers.  Click on the carat to show More Options.  Select the scoring type from exact match, partial match per response or partial match.

  4. Before you publish the item, validate that the answers are functioning correctly. To do this, select the answers in the preview pane and check the Show Answers box. Correct answers should be highlighted in green and incorrect answers should be highlighted in red.highlight validate
  5. After you have finished creating the item, click the Publish button to share the item with any district teachers, or click the Publish and Reserve button to share the question with district administrators only.