Are Fill-in-the-Blank answers space specific in scoring?
I'm not sure if I understand what you are asking. Could you provide a little more information on what you want to know or what you are trying to do?
If a student types in an answer, will the answer be marked incorrect if they type an extra space (particularly with dosages, medications, etc.)
most scenarios, yes. the FITB answer checker isn't "smart", it only checks for the possible correct answers you list, with little/no variation from those supplied answers. Supposedly with Quizzes.Next, there's some improvement on this, and that should be coming some time this fall.
Yes and no, if the space is left in between the answer, like if you put two spaces after the digital point of a number, such as 2.(space)(space)5 ml instead of 2.5 ml, you will get a wrong answer, but if you have multiple spaces after ml, you will still be able to get the answer right. This is why I am hesitating to use filling blanks when there are multiple possibility to get the answers wrong.
and by the way, a more proper word for the issue should be called space sensitive as in case sensitive, not space specific.
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