Select from list
  • 05 May 2021
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You can create Select From List (SFL) questions in Cirrus. Simply go to your Library, create or select a collection and click ‘+ Add’ or use the drop-down arrow to select this question type. You will be presented with the screen below.

The Select from List (SFL) question type requires the candidate to select their answer from a predefined list of possible correct answers. For example, the candidate may be required to select the correct word within a given sentence.

Enter the Title

Write down your Item title here. This is for internal use only; this title will be visible in your Library and further in the process. This title is not visible for candidates taking their exam.

Enter the question

Click inside the text box to enter (or edit) your question. Use the text editor for a range of text editing options.

Enter the answer

Enter the answer text into the answer box. Highlight any text you want and click  ‘+Create Blank’ button – In the same way as when creating a Fill in the Blank question.

Once you have added a list, the highlighted word(s) will be replaced with a highlighted number in brackets. The highlighted word(s) will appear under ‘Blanked words’ below the answer box. This will be the correct answer that the candidate must select from the list when answering the question.

Just like with a Multiple Question, you also need to add some answer alternatives. Separate thesedistractors with commas.

When using values that include a comma, put them between quotations marks using the comma as a separator. For example "€ 3,49", "3,49", € 3,49".

To delete a list out word, click ‘Remove’ at the end of the row. 

To edit the listed word, hover over and click on it.

A car has four wheels, a bicycle has two wheels.Set maximum score for this question

You will also have to set a maximum score for the question. Simply enter a number into the box.

Scoring type

This Item type uses Dichotomous scoring by default. Polytomous scoring can be selected - see our article on 'Polytomous scoring rules'.

Save, close, preview & cancel

  • Click the ‘Save’ button to save the item.
  • Click ‘Save and Close’ if you wish to return to your collection overview.
  • You can use the ‘Preview’ button to see what the question will look like to the candidate and make sure that the correct answer receives the correct marks.
  • Hit 'Cancel' to exit the question editor. You will be see a warning about saving the page, otherwise your data will get lost.
Don't forget to preview your Item. This is a useful way of checking that the marks have been assigned correctly for auto-marked questions. It will also give a first idea of what the question will look like for the candidate.

Specific options

There are no specific options available for this question.

Each Item does has some general Item Options. Click here to learn more about these options.

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