How do I create a Fill in the Blank assessment question in Gauge?

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When creating an assessment, you can create a Fill in the Blank question in Gauge. Fill in the Blank questions can have multiple blank spaces and include various answer types.

Add Question

  Add Question 

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

Add Fill in the Blank Question

Add Fill in the Blank Question

Click the Add Fill in the Blank button.

Add Question Title and Stem

  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. The question stem will be used to add blank spaces for your Fill in the Blank question.

Create Blank Space

  Create Blank Space 

To create a blank space, highlight a word or group of words in the question stem [1]. Then click the Create Blank Space button [2].

View Blank Space

  View Blank Space 

View the blank space.

You can create multiple blank spaces in a single question. To create another blank space, highlight a new word or group of words.

Select Answer Type

Select Answer Type

In the Answer Type menu, select the answer type to use for a blank space [2]. Fill in the Blank answer types are Open Entry, Dropdown, or Word Bank.

Select Text Match

  Select Text Match 

For Open Entry answer types, you will need to select a Text Match option from the Text Match menu. The following options are available:

  • Close Enough: Uses Levenshtein Distance to determine if the response is close enough to the correct answer. Levenshtein Distance is the number of single-character edits needed to change one word to another. You can choose to ignore case.
  • Exact Match: Requires case and spelling to match exactly.
  • Contains: Allows for the word to exist anywhere in student responses.
  • Specify Correct Answers: Specifies that each acceptable response use regular expressions for a custom match.

Select Possible Choices

Select Possible Choices

For Dropdown and Word Bank answer types, enter the answer choices in the Possible Choices fields [1]. Click the button next to the correct answer [2].

To add additional answers, click the Add Answer button [3]. To delete an answer, click the Delete icon [4].

Align to Outcome

Align to Outcome

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

Add to Item Bank

  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

  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.

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