How do I assign and grade a Constructed Response question?

Updated 1 week ago by Sharon Valeris

Teachers can assign their students practice with Constructed Response questions.

These Constructed Response questions were previously known as Free Response or Short Answer questions.

Let's review how to assign and grade these Constructed Response questions.

To learn how to author your own Constructed Response questions, click here.

How to Assign Constructed Response Questions

Step 1: On the teacher dashboard, click the "Assessment/Assignment Center" menu option.

Step 2: Select the option, "Assignment Builder" under "Assignments."

Step 3: Next, provide an "Assignment Name" and choose a "Subject." You will then select the assignment's option "Constructed Response." You will filter which domain and standard(s) you want to search for a Constructed Response assignment.

You can preview the Constructed Response question by clicking the blue hyperlink.

You can also view the answer key by clicking on the key icon next to the question. The key will also be visible when you are ready to score the student's work. (Note: Questions that are generic and opinion based or that have more than one possible correct answer may not necessarily have an answer key available.)

After you have reviewed the Constructed Response question you want to assign, you will click the checkbox located on the left of the standard, then click "Save and Continue."

Step 4: You will now select which class or classes you want to receive this Constructed Response assignment. You can also click the (+) symbol next to your class to expand the class and view a roster of your students within that class, and then select individual students you would like to receive this assignment, rather than the whole class.

After you select which classes or students will receive this assignment, you will click "Save and Continue."

Step 5: You will have the option to provide notes with your assignment. You can add text or a video message for your students to include additional instructions or comments. Then click "Save and Continue."

Step 6: Here you will be able to customize settings for this Constructed Response assignment.

You can set the "Start Date" and "Due Date," as well as enable this assignment to be added to your school bank.

You can determine a "Maximum Character Limit" and set the "Maximum Point Value," from 1-100.

After you have made these selections for the assignment, you will sync to your digital classrooms with Google Classroom or Canvas, or click "Save Assignment."

How to View and Grade your Constructed Response Assignment

Step 1: To view and grade your Constructed Response Assignment, you will select "My Assignments" from the "Assessment/Assignment Center."

Step 2: Navigate to the Constructed Response assignment you want to view results and grade. In the Assignments tab, click on the results for the assignment that contains the Constructed Response to be scored.

Step 3: Click the "Grade" button to view and score individual student responses.

Step 4: View the student's answer.

Step 5: Select the grade from the dropdown. Type in feedback for the student. Feedback is optional. Click "Submit Grade."

To edit a Constructed Response result:

Step 1: From your "Assignments" tab, click on the results for the Constructed Response you need to edit.

Step 2: Click the "Re-Grade" button next to the student's name.

Step 3: Edit the score. Click "Submit."

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