How do I create a standards-based quiz?

Online quizzes are assignments in TeacherEase that are accessed and completed by students in the student portal.  Furthermore, a standards-based online quiz has questions that are linked to learning targets.  The ability to link quiz questions to learning targets allows an instructor to assess learning target proficiency with each quiz question.  Click here to learn more about how to grade an online standards-based quiz.

Standards-based assignments can be created when classes have learning targets and a standards-based scale assigned.  Additionally, the assignments can be shared and managed between different classes for the same instructor when the classes have the same grading scale and learning targets.   

To create a standards-based online quiz:

  1. Go to Instructor Main > Assignments
  2. Select a Class or Subject
  3. Create Assignment
  4. If the same quiz will also be used for other classes, click + in the Class/Subject listbox to select other classes to add the assignment to.  Note that in the case of standards-based assignments, classes that are added to the assignment must have grouped learning targets.  To learn more about adding an assignment to multiple classes, click here. CREATE_SUBJECT.PNG
  5. Enter a descriptive assignment title
  6. Select the Online Quiz assignment typeCREATE_QUIZ_-_select_online_quiz.png
  7. Enter an Assign Date/Time to indicate when the assignment will appear to students in the student portal.
  8. Enter a Due Date/Time to indicate when the assignment will no longer be available for students to work on in the student portal.
  9. Select or deselect Can Hand in Late
  10. Select or deselect Can view after due date
  11. Enter assignment InstructionsCREATE_A_STANDARDS_BASED_QUIZ_-_due_date_assign_date_instructions_-_green_dot_removed.png
  12. Select an option to indicate when students will see Solutions and Graded Work
  13. Enter a Time Limit (in minutes) to indicate the amount of time that the student will have to complete the online quiz once it is started.
  14. Select the option to Assign to ALL Students or Assign to Selected StudentsCREATE_A_STANDARDS-BASED_QUIZ_-_select_students.PNG
  15. create quiz itemsCREATE_PRACTICE_OPTION.PNG
  16. Select the Quiz Question Type and enter the Possible Points that a student will earn when the question is answered correctlyCREATE_A_STANDARDS_BASED_QUIZ_-_select_question_type.png
  17. For standards-based courses, click set learning target and select a learning target that the question will assessCREATE_ADD_LEARNING_TARGETS.PNG
  18. Select the Sort order of the question or leave the sorting default to place the question at the bottom of the current listCREATE_A_STANDARDS_BASED_QUIZ_-_sort.PNG
  19. Continue to create the quiz item based on the selected Question Type
  20. Select an option to Share with other teachers
  21. Choose if students can comment and discuss with classmates
  22. Click add resource to upload digital resources or reference websitesCREATE_A_STANDARDS_BASED_QUIZ_-_share_with_other_teachers.PNG
  23. Review the quiz questions and make corrections as necessary
  24. Create Item, Save Only, Preview Quiz, Set Defaults, or CancelCREATE_A_STANDARDS_BASED_QUIZ_-_review_all_questions.PNG

 

Quiz Question Types

There are seven types of quiz questions that teachers can use on an online quiz.  All question types, except the Essay, can be automatically graded by TeacherEase when the student hands in the assignment. Click here for a summary of the seven different types of quiz questions.

Essay

 The Essay quiz item format allows students to answer questions in free-form text using sentences and paragraphs. The Essay quiz item is the only quiz item format that does not use the auto grading feature.

 To create an Essay quiz item:

  1. Select Question Type:  Essay
  2. Enter the Possible Points that a student will earn when the question is answered correctly
  3. set learning target, select a learning target to be assessed with the quiz question, Add
  4. Enter the question Sort order
  5. Type the Question Text, Hint, and the Solution Displayable to Students
  6. Save and Preview, Save Only, or CloseCREATE_SB_QUIZ_-_ESSAY.PNG

Fill in the Blank 

For a Fill in the Blank question, the teacher enters a question that is missing a word or phrase.  The missing word or phrase is included in a sentence that uses underscores (___) to signify the location in the sentence where the student will enter the correct words to fill in the blank.

To create a Fill in the Blank quiz item:

  1. Select Question Type:  Fill in the Blank
  2. Enter the Possible Points that a student will earn when the question is answered correctly
  3. set learning target, select a learning target to be assessed with the quiz question, Add
  4. Enter the question Sort order
  5. Type the Question Text and Correct Answer(s) for Autograding
  6. Optionally, type in a Hint, and the Solution Displayable to Students
  7. Save and Preview, Save Only, or CloseCREATE_SB_QUIZ_-_FILL_IN_THE_BLANK.PNG

Matching

In a Matching question, students are presented with two columns of words, phrases or sentences.  Students answer the question by matching the left-hand column to the right-hand column according to teacher instructions. 

To create a Matching quiz item: 

  1. Select Question Type:  Matching
  2. Enter the Possible Points that a student will earn when the question is answered correctly
  3. set learning target, select a learning target to be assessed with the quiz question, Add
  4. Enter the question Sort order
  5. Type the Question Text and Answer Pairs
  6. Use the Shuffle Column option to mix up the pairs
  7. Use the Original Order button to easily see the paired items
  8. Optionally, type in a Hint, and the Solution Displayable to Students
  9. Save and Preview, Save Only, or CloseCREATE_A_STANDARDS_BASED_QUIZ_-_matching_with_lines.PNG

Multiple Choice 

A Multiple Choice question requires that students answer a question by selecting from a list of possible correct answers. This format can include full credit as well as partial credit answers where a student receives partial credit if a partial credit answer is selected. 

To create a Multiple Choice quiz item:

  1. Select Question Type:  Multiple Choice
  2. Enter the Possible Points that a student will earn when the question is answered correctly
  3. set learning target, select a learning target to be assessed with the quiz question, Add
  4. Enter the question Sort order
  5. Type the Question Text and Possible Answers
  6. Select the Correct check box for answers that will receive full credit
  7. Select the Partial check box and points that will be earned for answers that will receive partial credit
  8. Optionally, type in a Hint, and the Solution Displayable to Students
  9. Save and Preview, Save Only, or CloseCREATE_A_STANDARDS_BASED_QUIZ_multiple_choice.PNG


Ordering 

The Ordering Quiz Item requires students to answer a question by sorting the list of words, phrases, or sentences into a specific order as directed in the teacher instructions.  The auto grade feature will give full credit when all list items in the correct sort order and partial credit when some items are in the correct order. 

To create an Ordering quiz item:

  1. Select Question Type:  Ordering
  2. Enter the Possible Points that a student will earn when the question is answered correctly
  3. set learning target, select a learning target to be assessed with the quiz question, Add
  4. Enter the question Sort order
  5. Type the Question Text and Correct Answer Order
  6. Use Shuffle Order to change the order that is presented to students
  7. Optionally, type in a Hint, and the Solution Displayable to Students
  8. Save and Preview, Save Only, or CloseCREATE_A_STANDARDS_BASED_QUIZ_-_ordering.PNG

Short Answer

For a Short Answer question, students answer questions by entering a word or phrase.   

To create a Short Answer quiz item:

  1. Select Question Type:  Short Answer
  2. Enter the Possible Points that a student will earn when the question is answered correctly
  3. set learning target, select a learning target to be assessed with the quiz question, Add
  4. Enter the question Sort order
  5. Type the Question Text and Correct Answer(s) for Autograding
  6. Select advanced options to ignore or not ignore case, spaces, and punctuation for autograding
  7. Optionally, type in a Hint, and the Solution Displayable to Students
  8. Save and Create Another Item, Save Only, or CloseCREATE_A_STANDARDS_BASED_QUIZ_-_short_answer.PNG


True-False 

In a True-False question, students respond to a question by selecting True or False to indicate if they believe that the information that is provided is correct or not correct. 

To create a True-False quiz item:

  1. Select Question Type:  True-False
  2. Enter the Possible Points that a student will earn when the question is answered correctly
  3. set learning target, select a learning target to be assessed with the quiz question, Add
  4. Enter the question Sort order
  5. Type the Question Text and Correct Answer
  6. Optionally, type in a Hint, and the Solution Displayable to Students
  7. Save and Create Another Item, Save Only, or CloseCREATE_A_STANDARDS_BASED_QUIZ_-_true-false.PNG

Show Solutions and Graded Work

Give feedback to students by showing solutions and graded work at a time that is appropriate for your needs.

Option

Description

Automatically show to each student after they hand-in

Each student will see the answers and their own graded work after they hand in their assignment.

Don’t show until all students have handed-in

Students will see solutions and their own graded work after the last student hands in the assignment.

Show now to all students

This is a useful option to choose when solutions and graded work will be shown after all assignments have been graded for all students.  In effect, it’s a way to have manual control over when solutions and graded work will be shown.

Never show

Students will not see solutions and graded work until or unless a different option is selected for the assignment.

 

Online Quiz Question Descriptions

There are seven types of quiz questions that teachers can use on an online quiz.  All question types, except the Essay, can be automatically graded for accuracy by TeacherEase when the student hands in the assignment.  Note that while TeacherEase checks the accuracy of the student's answer, the instructor will still assign a score for the learning target.

Question Type

Description 

Answer is Auto Graded

Essay

Students answer questions in free-form text using sentences and paragraphs.

No

Fill in the Blank

Students complete sentences by entering words or phrases.

Yes

Matching

Students are presented with two columns of words, phrases or sentences.  Students answer the question by matching the left-hand column to the right-hand column according to teacher instructions.

Yes

Multiple Choice

Students answer a question by selecting from a list of possible answers.

Yes

Ordering

Students are presented with a list of words or phrases and will put them in an order them according to teacher instructions.

Yes

Short Answer

Students answer questions by entering words or phrases.

Yes

True False

Students respond to a question by selecting True or False.

Yes

 

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