How do I create a cloze text item?

In Mastery Connect, you can create a cloze text item. A cloze text item is a fill-in-the-blank (typically word-based) question in which the student types a missing word in response to a blank box in the text.

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 Questions or Instructions

Enter the item prompt in the Compose question text field [1].

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

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

Enter Correct Responses

Enter Correct Responses

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

Enter the correct answer in a response box [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 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, enter an answer in a response box. 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].