How do I create a cloze drop-down item?

In Mastery Connect, you can create a cloze drop-down item. A cloze drop-down is a fill-in-the-blank (typically word-based) question in which each blank is pre-populated with a drop-down menu option.

Note: District and school administrators (admins) can also create items directly in the district item bank

Add New Item

In the Global Navigation menu, click the Assessments link. Then, follow the steps to create a new item.

Enter Question or Instructions

Enter the item prompt in the Compose Question field [1].

Enter or copy and paste text in the Template Markup field [2].

To enter a response box in place of a piece of text, use the cursor to highlight the text [3]. Then click the Response button [4].

Add Answer Choices

Add Answer Choices

Enter a correct answer and alternate answer choices for the first response box in the Response 1 fields [1]. To add additional response options, click the Add link [2]. To delete a response option, click the Delete icon [3].  

Repeat for all response boxes.  

Enter Correct Responses

Enter Correct Responses

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

Click a response box and select the correct answer from the drop-down menu [2]. Repeat for all response boxes.

To match a response against all combinations of valid and alternate responses for the response position click the Match all possible responses checkbox [3].  

To shuffle response options on each display, click the Shuffle options checkbox [4].

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

View Authoring Help

For more information about additional authoring options, scroll to the top of the item authoring page and click the Authoring Help icon.

Validate Answers

Validate Answers

To preview the item interaction, select answers from a response box drop-down menu. Repeat for all response boxes.

To view correct and incorrect answers, click the Show Answers checkbox [1]. Correct answers display a check mark and are shaded green [2]. Incorrect answers display an X and are shaded red [3]. If response box displays an incorrect answer, the correct answer displays in the Correct answers section [4].  

The number of points awarded for the item as answered in the preview window over the number of points possible display in the scoring bubble [5].

Add Optional Features

Add Optional Features

To add optional features to the item, click the Add Feature button [1] and select the features you wish to add from the drop-down menu [2].  Learn more about adding Passages and other features.

Note: The Desmos calculators are only available in districts that have paid Desmos subscriptions.

Save or Publish Item  

To save the item as a draft and keep editing enabled, click the Save As Draft button [1]. When you save an item as a draft, it can be edited and deleted in your personal item bank and by admins in the district teacher item bank.

To disable editing and share the item with teachers in your district, click the Publish button [2]. When you publish an item, it displays in the district teacher item bank and is available to all users in your district. You can delete the item from your personal item bank, and admins can delete the item from the district teacher item bank.

To disable editing and share the item with admins only, click the Publish & Reserve button [3]. When you publish and reserve an item, you can delete it in your personal item bank, and admins can view and delete the item in the district teacher item bank.

To delete the question and return to the Create New Item page, click the Go Back button [4].