Partial Match

Short Answer and Essay questions allow you to select Partial Match. This will auto-grade your students' responses by keyword(s).

  1. Open a desired formative and add a Short Answer or Essay question type.
  2. Select "Allow partial match"

Enter the keyword(s) you want your students to use, select the "Allow partial match" toggle and Formative will do the rest!

Partial Credit

Categorize, Multiple Selection, and Resequence questions allow you to select Partial Credit. This will automatically give your students partial credit if they get some of the answers right. 

Check out What's Next?, below, to find out more about how Partial Credit auto-grading works for each question!

Tip:
Use the Preview function to view and interact with your formatives from a student perspective! This is very helpful to test things out and get a feel for features before assigning to your students. The Preview button (eye icon) can be found in the upper right corner of the page.

What's Next?

Find out how Partial Credit works for Multiple Selection questions!

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