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Opinion Scale and Likert Questions

Opinion Scale/Likert questions are designed to measure students’ attitudes or reactions using a comparable scale. By default, five answer choices appear, ranging from Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree, and a sixth option that allows students to select Not Applicable. You can change the text of the answer choices and adjust the number of answers from 2 to 100.

Opinion Scale/Likert questions are graded automatically.

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Opinion Scale/Likert questions are ideal for surveys. If you include the questions in a test, you must select a correct answer. If you require just an opinion, change the point value to zero so the question does not affect the test total.

How to Create an Opinion Scale/Likert Question

  1. Access a test, survey, or pool. To learn more, see Tests, Surveys, and Pools.
  2. On the action bar, point to Create Question and click Opinion Scale/Likert.
  3. On the Create/Edit Opinion Scale/Likert Question page, type a question or statement.
  4. Select Answer Numbering and Answer Orientation from the drop-down lists or leave the defaults.
  5. Select the Number of Answers from the drop-down list or leave the default of six. Click Remove to delete an answer box.
  6. To change the default answers, or to add answers if you have increased the number of possible answers, type an answer in each box.
  7. If you are creating this question in a test, select the correct answer.
  8. Optionally, type feedback for correct and incorrect answers, and question metadata. To learn more, see Question Metadata.
  9. Click Submit and Create Another -OR- Submit to add the question to the test.

Partial Credit

You can specify partial credit for Opinion Scale/Likert questions. Partial credit gives a percentage of the question’s possible points for a partially correct answer. To learn more, see How to Assign Partial Credit.

You must enable the options to specify partial credit on the Question Settings page to use them for individual questions.

Related Tutorials    video  Creating a Likert Question (Flash video | 3m 18s)