Multiple choice, single correct response – This item type provides a list of answer options for students to choose, and students can only select one option.
Multiple choice, multiple correct responses – This item type provides a list of answer options for students to choose, and students select one or more options.
Matching tables – This item type displays a table that students complete by matching options to statements, figures, or other stimuli.
Drag and drop – This item type provides objects that students place or move to provide an answer
Fill in the blank– This item type requires students to use the keyboard to type their answer into a blank box provided in the item.
Hot Spot – This item type presents statements, figures, or other stimuli to students on which they click to answer a question.
Table Fill In – This item type presents a partially completed table that students complete by typing in their answers in the empty cells in the table.
Graphing –This item type provides a coordinate grid and students are to create an answer on the grid, possibly using a number of tools (e.g., Connect Line, Add Point).
Equation/Numeric – This item type provides a numeric keypad and/or mathematical symbols that students use to enter an answer a numeric response or mathematical equation.
Short answer – This item type provides a text box for the student to freely type or write a short response.
Extended response – This item type provides a scenario-based problem that requires students to provide an extended response.
Interactive computer tasks –This item type requires students to interact with the item, and to provide an answer based on the item interactions.
Simulation – This item type provides students with a simulated experiment and ask students about the procedures and results of the experiment.
Hands-on tasks – Students are asked to use materials and laboratory equipment to perform actual science experiments to in order to test a hypothesis.
Gridded response – This item type requires students to fill in their answers on response grids. The answers may be whole numbers, decimals, or fractions.