Welcome to the 11th 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 a “Table Matching” Item in IO Assessment.
Let’s get started!
Table Matching Item (Online Only)
Choose Table Matching from the list of Item Types and complete the Item Information and Item Standards (see Test Item Creation Part 1 - Navigating the Item Editor).
Click in the Stem / Prompt section and start typing, use the toolbar to add styling, images, tables, equations, etc . . .
Insert your cursor in the Stem / Prompt area where you want your table to appear. Click “Matching Table” and choose the number of columns and rows for your table.
Distractors for this item type default to A, B, C, D . . . and cannot be changed. You will need to select at least one correct answer, just click to toggle on and off
Selecting “Enable Checkbox Clicks” allows you to select the correct answers directly in the table. NOTE: If you need to make a correction to the table you will need to uncheck this box. Answer choices are automatically generated as you fill in the table.
Selecting more than 1 correct answer allows you to customize the Scoring Instructions.
The “Scoring Instructions” default point value is dependant on the number of correct answers you have selected.
After customizing the “Scoring Instructions” click “OK” to apply.
Rationales are optional. Click in each box to enter your rationales.
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)
Resources, Teacher Instructions, Special Fields, and Matching Table
- 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.
- Matching Table - will allow you to insert a table and enter your column/row titles and your answer choices into the table.
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