Ordering: AMP Standard Question Type

Ordering questions evaluate students' ability to put items in a sequential order.

Question Setup

Enter your questions or instructions in the Question Setup field.  Then, enter the terms you would like students to arrange in each Options field.

! Important Note: The current release of Managed Assessments will not recognize a correct answer if the list is presented already in the correct order, meaning the student does not need to move any of the items to correctly sort them in sequential order. Do not create an ordering question with the list of items already in the correct order.

Correct Answer Setup & Scoring Options

The terms you enter in the Options field in Question Setup auto-populate under Correct Answer Setup. Here, drag and drop the options into the correct sequential order.

Select a Layout from the drop-down menu to determine how the options will appear to students.

Once you have established the correct order, choose your Scoring Type for the question. Check Exact Match to require that students order the options in the correct sequence. This option allocates 100% of the possible points for all items in the correct order, and zero points if one or more of the items is not in the correct sequential order.

Check Partial Match to award points relative to the number of "slots" students correctly fill in the ordered list. If the Scoring Type is set to Partial Match, the formula for scoring the question is:

(Value of possible points * percentage of possible points in the % field / # items in the list)


(the # of items in the correct "slot" in the list)

Partial pairwise: Responses are compared in pairs to determine the score.

Click the + button at the top of the Correct Answer Setup area to enable an additional order that is at least partially correct.

Click into the percentage field to the right of the additional answer to determine whether the alternate answer is worth partial credit and to set the percentage of possible points students can receive for this answer.  

If you create an additional Correct Answer tab, the formula for scoring the question remains the same but instead will use the modified percentage field for the points received calculation:

Value of points in the % field / # items in the list)


(the # of items in the correct “slot” in the list)

Click Show Settings to add Author Notes.

Enter Author Notes to explain why certain choices are incorrect, or why you chose to allocate a certain percentage of possible points to alternate answers. Author notes only display to those who have permission into that question’s authoring view. This information does not currently display at any time to instructors or students in the course, or to anyone reviewing Managed Assessment results reports.

Align Learning Objectives

Click Learning Objectives to open the Learning Objectives browser window. Click Browse/Search to find and add specific objectives, or click Manage for objectives already aligned to the question.

Once you are finished editing the question, click Save. To see how the question will appear to a student taking it in an assessment, click Preview Question. To exit the preview screen and return to the question editor, click Edit Question.

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