Matching: AMP Standard Question Type

Use matching question to assess your students' ability to identify pairs.

Question Setup

Write your question or instructions in the Question Setup area.

Enter the terms to display on one side of the pairs in the Prompts column, and enter possible match pairs to each prompt in the Possible Answers column.

Add additional pairs or filler words to either column by clicking +Prompt and/or +Possible Answer.

Correct Answer Setup & Scoring Options

Each term entered in the Prompt column in Question Setup auto-populates in the left column under Correct Answer Setup. Scroll down to see that all terms entered in the Possible Answer column in Question Setup populate along the bottom of the two columns in Correct Answer Setup.

In Correct Answer Setup, drag-and-drop each possible answer to a field in the right column to create pairs.

Check Duplicate Responses to allow students to associate a single Possible Answer to multiple Prompts.

Once you have configured the correct pairs, choose your Scoring Type for the question. Check Exact Match to require that students match all of the pairs correctly to receive the points for the question. This option allocates 100% of the possible points for all pairs matched correctly, and zero points if one or more of the pairs is incorrect.

Check Partial Match to award points relative to the number of matches the students pair correctly. If the Scoring Type is set to Partial Match, the formula for scoring the question is:

{ (Value of possible points * value % field / # total pairs) * (# of correct pairs)}


{ (value in the Penalty Score field /# total pairs) * (# of incorrect pairs)}

Click the + button at the top of the Correct Answer Setup area to add a set of matching options that are at least partially correct. Click into the percentage field to the right of the additional answer to determine whether it is worth partial credit and to set the percentage of possible points students can receive for this answer accordingly.

If there is more than one Correct Answer tab in Correct Answer SetUp, the formula for scoring the question remains the same and is applied to the setup in each tab.

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 to access 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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