To create a Multiple Selection (more than one correct answer) question: 

  1. Click on the blue + button (or the "add" icon, in our more recent version)

  2. Choose "Multiple Selection" from the Question types

  3. Type a question, edit the choices, and specify the correct answers by clicking on the squares to the left!

Partner features: Switch on the ability to allow Partial Credit* for Multiple Selection question types to take auto-grading up a notch by allowing your students to get credit for answering part of the question correct. (Find out more about how Partial Credit grading works for Multiple Selection questions here.)

You can also randomize* the order of the answer choices to mix things up a bit.

*How we grade the "Allow Partial Credit" feature in Multiple Selection questions

When you select “Allow Partial Credit”*, students’ scores will be auto-graded like this:

Let's take a look at an example of how this works in practice. Here is a Multiple Selection answer key:

Here are some examples of student responses to this Multiple Selection question, along with their auto-graded scores.

Student A

Student B

Student C

Please note: features marked with an asterisk* are available with a Partner license. Want Partner Features? Find out more here.

What's Next?

Learn how to Grab and Edit a Copy of Formative from our Library!


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