You can auto-grade: Categorize, Essay, Multiple Choice, Multiple Selection, Numeric, Resequence, Short Answer, and True or False questions by setting an answer key! 

Here's how to do it for each question: 

Categorize:

Choose Categorize and type your items and categories. Create an answer key by dragging the items into the correct categories:

*Please note that, unless you enable "Allow Partial Credit", the student's response must exactly match the answer key to be marked correctly. 

Essay:

Choose Essay and type your question. In the correct answer key field, type in the correct answer:

*Please note that, unless you enable "Allow Partial Match", the student's response must exactly match one of the answer key fields to be marked correctly. 

Multiple Choice:

Choose Multiple Choice and type your question. Enter in answer choices by placing your cursor by each selection. Mark the circle next to the correct answer. It will then be saved in the correct answer key below. 

Multiple Selection:

Choose Multiple Selection and type your question. Enter in answer choices by placing your cursor by each selection. Mark the circle next to the correct answers. It will then be saved in the correct answer key below:

*Please note that, unless you enable "Allow Partial Credit",  the student's response must exactly match the answer key to be marked correctly. 

Numeric:

Choose Numeric and type your question. In the correct answer key field, type in the correct answer.

*Please note that, unless you enable "Allow Partial Match",  the student's response must exactly match one of the answer key fields to be marked correctly. 

Resequence:

Choose Resequence and type your question. Enter the correct order of your options below the question, and the answer key is automatically created! The options will automatically shuffle for your students when they enter the formative.

(In the video, you will see what it looks like for your students in the Preview page, and how they can drag and drop the options in the correct order.)

*Please note that, unless you enable "Allow Partial Credit",  the student's response must exactly match the answer key to be marked correctly. 

Short Answer: 

Choose Short Answer and type your question. In the correct answer key field, type in the correct answer. 

*Please note that, unless you enable "Allow Partial Match",  the student's response must exactly match one of the answer key fields to be marked correctly. 

True or False:

Choose True or False and type your question. Just like the Multiple Choice question, mark the circle either on True or False to mark the correct answer. It will then be saved in the correct answer key below. 

Once you've set your answer key, Formative will automatically grade your students' responses. You can see this on your 'View Responses' page. 

If you'd like the scores to be visible to students as well, make sure to set your return scores / return correct answer settings when you assign the formative.

What's Next?

Learn how to Add Content to your formatives!

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