Item Bank Descriptions

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The following is an overview of the different types of items that are created and used in an item bank:  

 Choice Matrix

A multiple choice type question, in which several related question stems have the same choices (e.g. true/false).

    • Automatic Validation/Scoring

Essay (Long Text)

An essay type question that allows the student to enter and format text in response to a stimulus.

    • Printable
    • Rubric Grading

Essay (Plain Text)

An essay type question that allows the student to enter text in response to a stimulus. Allows for minimal text control, such as cut, copy, and paste, as determined by the item author.

    • Printable
    • Rubric Grading

Image Association

A drag and drop item type that shows the student an image, containing blank response locations on the image. The student must move a predetermined set of answer choices into the preset blank locations.

    • Automatic Validation/Scoring

Match List

A drag and drop item type that gives the student a list of stimuli, each corresponding to a blank response location. The student must move a set of predetermined answer choices to the blank response locations.

    • Automatic Validation/Scoring

Multiple Choice Question

A multiple choice type question that asks the student to select one or more answers from a list of predetermined answer choices (based on item author determination) in response to a stimulus.

    • Printable
    • GradeCam Compatible: Will NOT work if the item has multiple response option turned on.
    • Automatic Validation/Scoring

Order List

A drag and drop type item that asks the student to re-sort a list of predetermined answer choices, in response to a stimulus.

    • Automatic Validation/Scoring

Short Text

A short response type question that allows the student to enter text in response to a stimulus; usually just a few words.

    • Printable
    • Automatic Validation/Scoring

Sort List

A drag and drop type question that asks the student to move a selection of predetermined answer choices from one column to another column in a new order.

    • Automatic Validation/Scoring

Math Formula

A text entry type item, using a calculator interface, that asks the student to provide an answer to a math stimulus. (e.g. 1 + 1 = ?)

    • Supports Automatic Validation/Scoring

Formula Essay

An essay type question that allows the student to enter and format text, using a keyboard, and calculator interface with formulas, in response to a stimulus.

    • Rubric Grading

Simple Chart

A chart type question that asks the student to adjust plot areas, using interactive charts, to respond to a stimulus.

    • Automatic Validation/Scoring

Number Line Plot

A number line question, that asks students to plot points, segments, rays, etc. on an interactive number line in response to a stimulus.

    • Automatic Validation/Scoring

Number Line Association

A drag and drop type item that asks students to plot possible responses on a number line in response to a stimulus.

    • Automatic Validation/Scoring

Graph Plotting

A graphing type item that asks a student to add points, lines, parabolas, etc. on an interactive graph in response to a stimulus.

    • Automatic Validation/Scoring

Classification

A drag and drop type item that asks students to classify possible responses into specific cells in response to a stimulus.

    • Automatic Validation/Scoring

Image Cloze Math Formula

An image based item that allows students to input math formula type responses, into a calculator-like interface, in specific response locations positioned on an image.

    • Automatic Validation/Scoring

Cloze Math Formula

A fill in the blank type question that allows student to input math formula type responses, using a calculator-like interface in response to a stimulus.

    • Automatic Validation/Scoring

Image Drop-down

A fill in the blank type question in which each blank is pre-populated with a drop-down menu option.

    • Automatic Validation/Scoring

Image Highlight

An image based question in which students use a mouse or touch-screen to draw on a picture in response to a stimulus.

    • Rubric Grading

Simple Shading

A question that allows a student to fill in (shade) all or portions of a shape in response to a stimulus.

    • Automatic Validation/Scoring

Highlight

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

    • Automatic Validation/Scoring

Cloze Association

A fill in the blank (typically word-based) question that allows a student to drag and drop response options to blank response locations.

    • Automatic Validation/Scoring

Cloze Drop-down

A fill in the blank (typically word-based) question in which each blank is pre-populated with a drop-down menu option.

    • Automatic Validation/Scoring

Cloze Inline Text

A fill in the blank (typically word-based) question in which the student types a response into each blank.

    • Automatic Validation/Scoring