Being able to work out a sequence is a classic demonstration of understanding and this makes it a popular assessment option.
The new Sequence question type in Yacapaca supports up to 5 items to be sequenced, with text, images or both. It uses a simple and intuitive drag-and-drop interface.
This sample quiz will give you a flavour of what is possible. Try it!
“Locate X in this image” is conceptually straightforward, and Locate questions are not especially subtle. Obvious uses are maps and diagrams. You can also do clever things by turning Continue reading
Pair match questions can be used to test for understanding of sequence and relationship in quite subtle ways, but they serve you poorly if you do not know how to analyse the results.
Below is an analysis of a pair match (AKA Drag and Drop) question from the Computing Baseline (High level). This is the author’s view, using data from about 1,500 responses. The teacher’s view shows only the data from Continue reading
Checkbox questions (aka “choose-n”) are our second most-popular question type. They are simple and versatile, and you can often replace a whole list of choose-1 questions with a simple choose-n. They also contain a few booby-traps for the Continue reading
Cloze or ‘gap fill’ questions are staple of language teaching, but they have many uses. For example:
- Vocabulary, especially in MFL
- Word suffix/prefix, e.g. in grammar or for chemical terms
- Numerical input
- Knowledge where correct spelling will be rewarded in an exam
- Where guessing would be too easy in a multiple choice question
Yacapaca’s implementation of Cloze is especially Continue reading