Creating an Intermediate Graphing Question
To create an interactive response question, begin by either creating a new test in Aware or navigating to an existing test. TEA suggests intermediate graphing for use in math assessments, but intermediate graphing 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 Intermediate Graphing from the available question types.
3. Enter the question text. Select Continue when complete.
4. Configure the Intermediate Graphing question using the settings.
- Select the equation type appropriate for the prompt. The intermediate graph allows for the graphical representation of four function types.
- Linear - straight line
- Quadratic - parabola
- Exponential - growth curve
- Absolute Value - vertex
- The Axis Minimum can be set to a range between -15 and 0. The Axis Maximum can be set to a range between 4 and 15. If minimum and maximum numbers conflict with each other, a graph will not appear until a suitable range is set.
- Click on each dot and drag them to the correct points on the graph to set the answer.
Keyboard operation of the intermediate graph is also possible, but the dots must be plotted somewhere on the graph first in order to be selected. Once there are plotted dots, select Add interactions to the question, then press the Tab key to select the nearest dot. The dot can be moved along both axes using the directional arrow keys. When ready, press the Tab key to select the next dot.
5. Select Create when complete.
Students will see the Intermediate Graph question during testing.
Aware offers three types of scoring: point per task, partial credit, and correct/incorrect. You can adjust scoring options when creating assessments and learn how Selecting Scoring Rules for Assessments align with STAAR redesign options for math assessments.
To view question type as a column for data views, open the Columns folder and the Responses folder to select Question Type.
The Question Type displays the type of question next to the Question Number column in data views.
Interactive questions display data analysis next to the scores for each question type. 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.
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