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e-asTTle onscreen question types

Nine types of questions are used in e-asTTle.

Practice tests, which include most of the different types of questions used, are available. Have your students sit a Practice Test. By doing so, they will become familiar with the different types of questions.


Multiple choice

Students need to select the radio button (from the response panel) that they believe is correct.

Students can select anywhere within the response panel. This will change the response panel from grey to blue, and it will fill in the empty radio button with a black radio button.

To change the selection students can do either of the following.

  • Select the response panel again– this will remove that response. The response panel will change back to grey, and the radio button will be empty.


  • Select another response panel – this will change the existing response to the latest selected.

Below is an example of a question. Note the black radio button on the selected answer.

Screenshot of e-asTTle test page. At the top is the question "Who is holding a card with an even number on it?" Underneath the question are four people. Each holds a piece of paper with a number on it. Below them are four choices for the answers: Ben, Eru, Aroha, Davina.

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Short answer

Enter a response in the available text boxes. There is no limit on the amount of text that can be entered, although most short answers require only a few words.

Screenshot of e-asTTle test showing example of short answer question. Images on the left are a picture of biscuit batter on a baking sheet and baked biscuits on a wire frame. In between the pictures are the words "Bake for 10 minutes until golden." On the right is the question "According to the recipe, how long do you bake the biscuits for?" Below that is an answer box with "10 minutes" in it.

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For each matching pair, choose the option from the dropdown which is believed to be correct. To bring up the dropdown options, select anywhere on the dropdown box. Some of the options may be pre-filled.

Example of e-asTTle question with dropdown options to match to a corresponding object. Example of e-asTTle question with dropdown options to match to a corresponding object. The question states, “Match the sentence with the correct shape – I have three sides”. In the box is “b”, which matches object b (a triangle).



Select the radio button response panel beside the option which is believed to best fit the question or statement.

Example of e-asTTle question. Text reads: Select whether the following statements are true or false. In the number 213, the value of 1 is 10. Radio buttons offer true or false options. In the number 504, the value of 5 is fifty. Radio buttons offer true or false options.


Multiple choice for several correct answers

Select the checkbox response panel with the answer believed to be correct. You can select more than one response.

Example of multiple choice e-asTTle test with question at the top and five fields for students to select one or more checkboxes for the correct answer.

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Type in the numbers in the order believed to be the correct sequence of events.

Students on tablets may have to switch the virtual keyboard from alpha to numeric. Only numbers: 1, 2, 3, and so on are accepted. If students type out the numbers in word form – one, two, three – the system will mark the response as incorrect.

Example of an e-asTTle test with question asking student to place a number of sentences in the correct order by using the numbers 1, 2 and 3 in a box.

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Enter the appropriate word or words into the boxes.

Example of e-asTTle test with fields to add  appropriate words as part of a sentence.

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Select each bubble to highlight the correct option. You can selects multiple bubbles.

Example of e-asTTle question showing bubbles that can be shaded to indicate the correct answers. The four bubbles are presented at various intervals above a sentence with the question "Shade the bubbles to show which words should have capital letters".


These questions have a selection of word options available.

Students must choose the word that they believe is correct from the options available and type this word into the relevant box.

When the word has been entered (and spelt correctly), the equivalent word from the option box will be greyed out.

Teachers will need to mark these questions.

Example of e-asTTle test task. On the left is a visual representation of making chocolate from cocoa beans. On the right is Question 1) Put these words in the correct columns to show whether they are ingredients or processes. Underneath the question are seven words and two columns – Ingredient, Processes.

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