Science Interactive Instructor Help Guides

Match List


Matching questions are formative assessments and occur before Exploration content is presented. These questions should only contain terms/definitions that are presented in the upcoming Exploration content pages.

Match List questions are item association questions between two lists. They appear in Test Your Knowledge in the Exploration tab and can be added to lessons through the Question Customization tool or the Custom Lesson Authoring tool.

1. Select "Match List."

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2. Write your question in the Compose Question box.

Bold the question so that it matches Science Interactive-authored questions.

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3. In the Stimulus list, enter terms or phrases that students will respond to.

The default number of lines in the Stimulus list is two, but you can add more by selecting "+ADD."

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4. Add the answers to the “Possible responses” section by selecting “+ADD”.

  • Science Interactive suggests listing possible responses in alphabetical order.
  • Responses can be grouped if desired by dragging a response's three-line drag icon to the left of the text box. For example, an AP question may have students match the origin or insertion of muscles, the instructor could group the “Origin” responses and “Insertion” responses. Note: Grouping responses is usually used for Classification question types.
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5. Under “Set correct answer(s),” drag the answers into the correct place.

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Correct answers must be placed or the "Save" button will not activate.

When editing a question after it was originally built, the Save button does not activate until you have made a change and also selected the "Show Answers" button on the right-hand side.

6. Open the “More options” drop-down.

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7. Adjust "Response container position" according to the word count in the responses.

  • If the responses have more than two words, select "Top" in the “Response container position” dropdown.
  • If the responses have two words or fewer, select "Left" in the "Response container position" dropdown.
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Nothing else in the "More options" box needs to be modified.

8. Select "Save" at the top right of the page.

This will return you to the Overview page.

9. On the Overview page, scroll to the new question and assign a point value.

If you do not do this manually, the question will default to 1 point.

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10. Select "Save" at the bottom of the Overview page.

11. Repeat this process if you would like to create additional questions.