Answer keys are used to score selected response activities or assessment activities for which there is a precise and predetermined correct response that may take the form of a letter, number, words, phrases, or dichotomous choices (e.g., Yes/No, Old/New, Then/Now, etc.).
Answer keys can be:
- Alphabetical (e.g., one or more correct letters of the alphabet assigned to response options)
- Numerical (e.g., one or more correct numbers assigned to response options)
- Spatial (e.g., a visual field marked to designate a correct response)
Assessment items for which answer keys are appropriate are machine-scorable.
View Examples of Answer Keys:
Please refer to the scoring information provided in the following examples.
Selected Response Items:
Music Activity 3
Music Activity 4
Visual Arts Activity 2
Visual Arts Activity 9
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