This feature provides you with the option to reveal answer validation to students for the multiple choice portion of end-of-unit assessments (see here for information on why this feature is not available for pre-unit or critical juncture assessments).
You can turn the reveal answer options on/off via Classwork. At the bottom of the expanded multiple choice activity in Classwork, you’ll see two checkboxes:
Teacher view of expanded multiple choice activity in Classwork
Both boxes are unchecked by default. This means that, if the assessment is unlocked, students can select, see, and/or edit their answers to multiple choice items without any correct/incorrect markers showing.
Student view when neither “mark incorrect” nor “reveal correct” box is checked
Once you check the Mark Incorrect box, students are notified that the activity is in read-only mode, and the appropriate answer validation becomes visible. Answer validation applies at the class level (meaning you can not turn it on for individual students), but it does not appear for any students whose assessment work is “In Progress” or “Not Started.” Once students with incomplete work do press “Hand in,” the activity becomes read-only and answer validation applies.
Student view when the “mark incorrect” box is checked
If Mark Incorrect is checked, when students look at their multiple choice answers (highlighted in plum), they will see a red “x” on any incorrect responses, but no indication of the correct answer. If their answer choice is correct, a checkmark will appear instead of an “x.”
Teacher view of Classwork with Mark Incorrect checked
Student A’s view of their incorrect multiple choice response when only Mark Incorrect is checked
Student B’s view of their correct multiple choice response when only Mark Incorrect is checked
Remember to unlock the assessment if you want students to be able to see their answers and the accompanying validation!
When Mark Incorrect is checked, the second box, Reveal Correct, also becomes available. When both boxes are checked, in addition to seeing correct/incorrect indicators (described above), students will see the correct answer highlighted.
If the student’s answer is also the correct answer, it will appear in plum with a check mark. If the student’s answer was incorrect, their answer will appear in plum (with an “x”) and the correct answer will be in yellow (with a check mark).
Teacher view of Classwork with Mark Incorrect and Reveal Correct checked
Student A’s view of their incorrect multiple choice response when Mark Incorrect and Reveal Correct are checked
Student B’s view of their correct multiple choice response when Mark Incorrect and Reveal Correct are checked
You can check or uncheck the Mark Incorrect and Reveal Correct boxes for each end-of-unit assessment as many times as you’d like. However, you may want to be mindful of when you reveal answers to students, as the assessment questions do not change year to year.
As the teacher, answer validation will always be visible to you via Classwork, regardless of whether the Mark Incorrect and Reveal Correct boxes are checked or not.
Teacher view of one student’s multiple choice results in Classwork
Why aren’t the Mark Incorrect and Reveal Correct checkboxes showing up in Classwork for the pre-unit or critical juncture assessments?
Answer reveal is not available for those assessments because of the purpose they serve and where they fall in the unit. Specifically:
Pre-unit assessments are formative, and students have not yet had instruction on the concepts being assessed. Additionally, the pre-unit questions are identical to the questions on the end-of-unit assessment. The pre-unit assessment should be used as a baseline from which to see growth.
Similarly, students are not yet expected to have mastered all the concepts being assessed in the critical juncture, and will have further opportunity to engage with these concepts in future lessons. The critical juncture assessment is intended to provide you with formative information that can be used to strategically differentiate instruction for your students.