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How do I create a Matching assessment question in Gauge?

When creating an assessment, you can create a Matching question in Gauge. In a Matching question, students are required to match answers from drop-down menu with a list of questions.

Add Question

To create a question, click the Add button anywhere in the assessment.

Add Matching Question

Add Matching Question

Click the Add Matching button.

Add Question Title and Stem

In the Question Title field [1], add a question title. Question titles are optional and are not visible to students.

In the Question Stem field [2], add the question stem. The question stem contains the question and, if necessary, additional instructions and information. You can use the Rich Content Editor to format and add content to your question stem.

Add Question/Answer Pairs

To add a question and answer pair, type the question in the Question field [1] and its matching answer in the Answer field [2]. To add additional Question/Answer pairs, click the Add Question/Answer Pair link [3]. To delete a Question/Answer pair, click the Delete icon [4].

To shuffle questions, click the Shuffle Questions checkbox [5].

Add Additional Distractors

Add Additional Distractors

You can also add additional distractors to the question. Distractors will appear in the drop-down menu with the answers added in the Answer fields. To add a distractor, click the Add Distractor link [1] and type the distractor name in the Additional Distractors field [2].

To delete a distractor, click the Delete icon [3].

Enable On-Screen Calculator

To allow students to use an on-screen calculator for this question, click the Show on-screen calculator checkbox [1].

If you select this option, you can choose either a basic calculator [2] or scientific calculator [3]. The basic calculator displays numbers and basic math functions (add, subtract, multiply, divide). The scientific calculator displays more options for advanced calculations.

Note: The on-screen calculator option is intended to be used while displaying one question at a time. If the assessment does not display one question at a time, students may be able to use the calculator for all questions.

Align to Outcome

To align the question to an outcome, click anywhere in the Align to Outcomes section.

Add to Item Bank

If you want to save a question to use in other assessments, you can add it to an item bank.

To add the question to an item bank, click the Add to Bank link.

Note: After a question has been added to an item bank, it can only be edited in the item bank. You can still set unique point values and options in the assessment for an item bank question.

Add Point Value

To customize the point value for the question, type the point value in the Points field [1] or use the arrows to increase or decrease the point value [2].

Save Question

Save Question

To save the question, click the Done button.