Creating a Match Table Grid Question
To create an interactive response question, begin by either creating a new test in Aware or navigating to an existing test. TEA suggests match table grid for use in math, reading/language arts, and social studies assessments, but match table grid is available for any assessment.
Note: Creating an interactive response question eliminates the possibility of printing the test. A reminder message will appear when an interactive response question is added to an assessment. Eduphoria recommends having two separate tests: an online version created purposefully with interactive questions, and a paper-based version for standard testing.
1. Select Interactive Item Types from the options.
2. Select Match Table Grid from the available question types.
3. Enter the question text, then the column and row descriptors. Select Continue when complete.
Math equations may be included in the column and row labels. Select the Add Math icon to open the editor. Under Text-to-speech Override, add optional alternate text that students with the Text-to-Speech support will hear when the math is read aloud.
This override is intended to be used for math language. If general language is also included with a math answer, be sure to type out the full line. Using the below image as an example, typing out “negative two” will ensure only “negative two” is read aloud to students. For students to hear the entire line, you would need to type “not on credit report negative two.”
4. Select the correct answers, then indicate whether the question is row or column-centric. The directions will change to reflect this choice.
5. Select Create to complete the match table grid question, or select Update if an existing question is being edited.
Students will see the match table grid question during testing; only one correct answer may be selected per column or row (depending on what is selected in step five, above).
Question Type is available as a column for data views, located in the Responses folder.
This column will show the question type and in which question number the type is located.
Interactive questions will be indicated in data analysis next to the scores for each of those questions. The examples below show questions with three interactions. Teachers may view the exact question in the enter answers screen and modify student answers if needed.
Note: For district and campus level tests, the Questions teachers can answer and score option must be set to All Questions for editing privileges.
Please visit the Interactive Item Types FAQ for more information.