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Extended Text Interaction

The Extended Text Interaction provides the means of examining the Test-Taker's ability to reproduce a phrase, sentence, or text passage exactly. The answer must not deviate from the original in any way.

Once you have generated a new Item, and clicked on Authoring in the Action Bar, follow the steps below to create a new Extended Text Interaction:

1. From the Common Interactions library on the left, drag the Extended Text icon onto the blank Item and drop it onto the canvas.

This opens a new Extended Text Interaction window. There is a question field at the top, with an extended text field below it.

2. Fill in the question field, where it says 'define prompt'.

The test-taker will be expected to remember the answer exactly, without any variation. Even an extra space will result in the answer being marked as incorrect.

Note: The A icon on the right allows you to bold or italize text, and to insert a picture, shared stimulus, math expression or link into your question.

4. Click Response on the right of blue interaction header to define the correct answer(s).

Enter the expected answer in the answer field. Again, the test-taker is expected to answer exactly. Any variation(s) will result in the answer being marked as incorrect.

5. Click the blue Done button. Your Extended Text Interaction is now complete.

After this step, you can preview your Interaction using the steps given in the Preview instructions.