How do I create a choice matrix item?

In Mastery Connect, you can create a choice matrix item. A choice matrix is a multiple choice type question, in which several related question stems have the same choices (e.g., true or false).

You can create any item type through the Item Editor. You can also add passages to items, add item-level tools, and save the item. To open and use the Item Editor to add passages, add item-level tools, and save the item, learn more about:

Enter Question or Instructions

In the Item Editor, enter a question or item prompt in the Compose question field [1].

Enter the question stems in the Stems fields [2]. To add an additional stem, click the Add button [3]. To delete a stem, click the Delete icon [4].

Enter choice options in the Options Fields [5]. To add additional choices, click the Add button [6]. To delete an option, click the Delete icon [7].

To reorder stems or options, click the handle and drag the field to a new location [8].

Set Correct Answers

Enter a point value for the item in the Point(s) box [1].

To select the correct answers in the matrix, click the radio buttons [2].

To allow multiple responses, click the Multiple responses checkbox [3].

If a question has more than one correct solution, click the Add icon [4] and enter the alternate answer .

To add additional scoring, layout, formatting, and labeling options for the item, click the More options drop-down menu [5].

Validate Answers

To preview the item interaction, click answer radio buttons [1].

To view correct and incorrect answers, click the Show Answers checkbox [2]. Correct answers display a check mark and are shaded green [3]. Incorrect answers display an X and are shaded red [4]. Unselected correct answers display a check mark and are shaded yellow [5].

The total number of points awarded for the question as answered in the preview over the total number of points possible displays in the scoring bubble [6].