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Open-ended questions are questions that allow someone to give a free-form answer in an essay type question. Closed-ended questions can be answered with “Yes” or “No,” or they have a limited set of possible answers (such as: A, B, C, D or multiple answer choices).
An open-ended question is designed to encourage a full, meaningful answer using the subject's own knowledge to the question. It is the opposite of a closed-ended question, which encourages a short or single-word answer. Open-ended questions also tend to be more objective and less leading than closed-ended questions.
BrainCert supports "Free text" and "Essay type" open-ended question types. See this KB note to learn more.
Essay question type is not graded automatically. The final test score will be adjusted after instructor finish grading essay questions manually.
To grade a test with essay question type, go to test report. Use "Grade" option to review questions and score open-ended questions.
Navigate to the question with the "Not graded" status, and set question points and save the score. The question points is shown based on the weight set when creating questions. For example, in adaptive tests, if you set a question difficulty level as "3", then there will be max 0-3 shown in the question points dropdown below.
Use "Question feedback" option to share your feedback with the student.