Adding Scale Questions

To add a scale question to your assessment, start by entering the Assessment Generator editor.

First, select the “Edit” link in the menu underneath your assessment.

Edit Simple Assessment

Then click on the “Questions” tab at the top of the page.

Questions Tab

Create a Scale Question

To add a question to your assessment, click on the “Add Question” button.  

Questions tab with binary question

Alternatively, you can mouseover any existing questions and choose either the Add Above or Add Below links. These links will add your new question either above or below your existing question.  

Select “Scale Question” from the list of choices and click “OK”.  

Select Question Type Window

Enter Your Question

First, enter your question in the editor window and then adjust the styling as desired.

Scale Question Editor

You can also include an image, video, symbols, and/or tables with, or instead of, your text.

Set the Scale Labels

Next, enter your scale labels.  

Scale Question Labels

The default labels are set to “Less” and “More”, but you can set these to whatever labels make sense for our question.  

Assign Point Values

Next, set your desired point values for each end of your scale.  

Scale Question Values

Choose Between Buttons or Slider

When the scale range is 5 points or less, you can choose either a button OR a slider interface.  

Buttons vs Slider for Scale Question

Set Initial Slider Value

When using a slider, you can also set the initial slider value.

Initial Slider Value for Scale Question

Reverse Scoring Setting

Then you can decide whether to use reverse scoring for this question.

Checking this option will score your question in the opposite direction.

In other words, reverse scoring means that selecting low on the scale for this question will result in high point value and vice versa.

Assign to Type (for Type-Based Assessments)

For Type-Based Assessments only, you will next see a field where you can assign your question to one of the types that you’ve set up under the “Types” tab.

All point values set for this question will be assigned to the type specified here. If you do not set a type you’ll see an error indicator in the Questions tab screen.

Type Error for Scale Question

Question Required Setting

Scroll down to see where you can require the user to answer the question.

If this box is unchecked, this question is optional and the user can proceed to the next question without answering it.

Question Enabled Setting

Next is the question enabled setting. Each question that you create will be enabled by default. You can choose to disable individual questions in your assessment by unchecking this box.

Question Enabled

Optional Notes Field

Finally, there’s an additional text window where you can add notes that will appear below the question.

Notes Field

This field is optional and exists to provide more flexibility when designing your assessment.

Save Your Question

When you click the “Save” button to store your question settings, you are returned to the “Question” tab where you can see your list of questions.

Questions Tab with Scale Question

Please review the rest of our User Guide to learn more about our software.