SITE ACCESS: TEKS Resource System Components > Assessment Center > Create an Assessment Item > Content
VIDEO TUTORIAL: Linking Items To Item Assets
To preview how the item will appear on an assessment at any point, click the Preview Item button.
The Answer Key is displayed on the first page. Scroll down to view the item on the second page. Click the Back button to return to editing the assessment item.
To further customize how the item will display on an assessment (optional), click the expandable Formatting bar.
Select the desired Page Break by clicking the appropriate radio button. A page break determines where the current page of an assessment ends and the next begins. A page break before the assessment item means the item will be placed on a new page when added to an assessment. A page break after the assessment item means the next item added on an assessment will fall on a new page.
Select the desired Spacing Below Item by clicking the appropriate radio button. This will insert the designated amount of blank space below the item on an assessment.
Choose the desired Multiple Select Option Layout by clicking the appropriate radio button. This only applies to Multiple Choice / Multiple Select item formats. Single column means all answer options will display in one vertical column on an assessment. Double column means the answer options will display in two vertical columns on an assessment, which will lessen the amount of space the item takes up on the page.
To view a step-by-step video tutorial about the Formatting section, click the link below:
To further customize the assessment item (optional), click the expandable Workspace, Teacher Notes, Score Range, Scoring Guide bar.
Type text or insert an image into the Workspace box if you would like to add space for students to show their work, which will display with the item on a printed assessment. See the Create An Assessment: Content > Text Box Toolbar for further information on how to utilize a workspace template.
Type or paste copied text into the Teacher Notes box if you would like to add notes that will display on the assessment answer key.
Type a Score Range into the appropriate box if you wish, which will display on the assessment answer key.
Type or paste copied text (or an image) into the Scoring Guide box if you would like it to display on the assessment answer key.
After adjusting the Formatting, Workspace, Teacher Notes, Score Range, or Scoring Guide above, click the Preview Item button to view how the item will look on an assessment.
To view a step-by-step video tutorial about the Workspace, Teacher Notes, Score Range, and Scoring Guide section, click the link below:
ITEM TO ITEM ASSET RELATIONSHIP
As an additional option, you may link an item to an existing item asset, or vice versa, by clicking the expandable Item to Item Asset Relationship bar. For example, you can align a multiple choice item with an item asset (typically a reading passage, diagram, image, etc.) that it correlates with.
For a description of how this section operates, click the ‘i’ (information) icon next to the Item to Item Asset Relationship heading.
Perform a generic search for the desired item asset you would like to link the assessment item to by clicking the Search button. To align an item asset to an item, follow the same steps as below.
For a more specific search, type in any Keyword(s) or item title related to the desired item(s) you wish to locate. Click the Search button.
Click the Add button to create the link between the item you are creating and the existing item asset. Once aligned, the item asset will always appear with this item. Please note that assessment items can only be aligned to a single item asset, but an item asset can be aligned to multiple assessment items.
The item asset will now be displayed at the top of the section. If you wish to delete the relationship, click the Remove Asset button.
For further details about the Content section, see the related support guides (Create an Assessment Item: Content > Multiple Choice and Create an Assessment Item: Content > Griddable & Constructed Response).