In digital assessment you have all kinds of question types at your disposal, including the single entry question. But what exactly is this question type? In this blog article you will discover everything you need to know about single entry questions and learn how to use them effectively.
A single entry question is a question that requires the candidate to enter a single word, number or symbol as the answer. This type of question is often used to test factual knowledge or understanding of basic concepts. Unlike, for example, a multiple choice question, the answer is not named among the answer options.
The entry question that asks the candidate to provide multiple answers is the multiple entry question.
Example: What is the chemical formula for water?
Answer: This question requires the candidate to give the correct answer in the form of a chemical formula. There is only one correct answer, which is H2O.
For the above single entry question, an appropriate point count could be to award one point for a correct answer and zero points for an incorrect or incomplete answer. If a candidate gives the correct answer, H2O, then the question is assessed one point. When completing another answer, such as H3O, the candidate receives zero points.
There are a number of advantages the single entry question has in terms of digital assessment:
There are, of course, some disadvantages to using this question type. Some of the disadvantages are as follows:
The single entry question is a question type in digital assessment that offers many advantages. To use this question type effectively, it is important to formulate clear and unambiguous questions and take into account possible pitfalls. By combining single entry questions with other question types, you can provide the ultimate assessment experience. Want more information about digital assessment? Our testing experts are ready to assist you!
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