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. Compose the question.

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

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3. Add the appropriate verbiage to the “Stimulus list” by selecting “+ADD" to add as many stimulus boxes as you would like. 

The stimulus list are the statements that responses are matched to.

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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. 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 mostly used for Classification questions.
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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 the initial build, 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, position the group of responses at the top by modifying the “Response container position”.
  • If the responses have two words or fewer, position the responses to the left of the stimuli. The default is set to bottom.
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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.