Welcome to the 5th in our series of 12 tutorials on creating and managing items in the Local Item Editor. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an “Inline Dropdown” Item IO Assessment.
Let’s get started!
Inline Dropdown Item
Choose Inline Dropdown from the list of Item Types and complete the Item Information and Item Standards. (see Test Item Creation Part 1 - Navigating the Item Editor).
NOTE: Since the answer choices are in a dropdown list, the student can choose only ONE correct answer.
Click in the Stem / Prompt section and start typing, use the toolbar to add styling, images, tables, equations, etc . . . Insert your cursor where you want to insert the dropdown box and click the button.
To add a tool to your item, click on the appropriate tool icon in the top right corner.
Click the “Preview” icon to view, resize, and rotate the tool (resize and rotate only apply to the ruler and protractor)
The distractors default to A, B, C, D answer choices. Click in each box to enter your distractors (answer choices).
“Scoring Instructions” can be customized any time you have more than one correct answer. The following “Scoring Instructions” are the default instructions when you select two correct answers.
Rationales are optional. Click in each box to enter your rationales.
Resources, Teacher Instructions, Special Fields, and Dropdown
- Resource - allows you to add word documents, PDFs, audio or video files, etc.
the student will be able to access these files when taking the test online.
- Teacher Instructions - will add another section above the Stem / Prompt where you can enter any special instructions for the teacher.
- Special Fields - will add another section where you can enter any special fields your district has set up. Some of these may include Depth of Knowledge (DOK), and claims/targets. If there is nothing available in the special fields area, and you think there should be, please contact your District Administrator.
- Dropdown - changes the distractors (answer choices) to a dropdown list for online testing.
Add a Passage
In the upper right corner (above the tools) click Add Passage. Select a passage or create a new passage (see the separate tutorial for “Creating a Passage”). If you have edit and/or copy permission, these options will also be available.
After selecting a passage the button will change to reflect the passage selected.
Preview Your Item
Preview your item by clicking either
Save Your Item
Save your item by clicking