How To Create Self Grading Assessments With Google Forms

by TeachThought Staff

Google Forms isn’t the first thing you think of when you think of assessment resources.

It’s not especially elegant, it won’t wow students, and the learning curve isn’t as mild as it might be. But with a little bit of work on the front-end, Google Forms can return the favor in spades on the back-end in the form of self-grading assessments.

While there isn’t an app (yet) that can uncover the true nuance of understanding, if you’re using multiple-choice assessments–even just as pre and summative assessments–this trick can save you time, allowing the real potential of assessment to shine through consistently extracting data to revise planned instruction.

How To Create A New Quiz In Google Forms

  1. In Google Forms, click Plus Plus.
  2. At the top right, click Settings Settings.
  3. Click Quizzes and then Make this a quiz.
  4. Optional: To collect email addresses, click General and then Collect email address.
  5. Click Save.

With just a little work, you can make an answer key, assign points, and provide automatic feedback for students. You can also make an answer key for certain types of assessment items and question types, including:

  • Short answer
  • Multiple choice
  • Checkboxes
  • Dropdown
  • Multiple choice grid
  • Checkbox grid

How To Create An Answer Key In Google Forms

  1. To add a question, click Add question Add question.
  2. Fill out your question and answers.
  3. In the bottom left of the question, click Answer key.
  4. Choose the answer or answers that are correct.
  5. In the top right of the question, choose how many points the question is worth.
  6. Optional: To add a written or YouTube video explanation to an answer, click Add answer feedback.
  7. Optional: To edit question or answer options, click Edit question.

Note: You can assign points and add feedback on all question types.

How To Grade Individual Assessment Items & Responses

If you collect email addresses, you can assign points and leave feedback on individual responses. After you grade each response, be sure to save your changes.

  1. In Google Forms, open a quiz.
  2. At the top, click Responses.
  3. Click Individual.
  4. To move between individuals, click Previous Previous or Next Next.
  5. Find the question you want to grade.
    • In the top right, enter how many points the response earned.
    • Under the answer, click Add feedback.
  6. Enter your feedback and click Save.
  7. To save your changes, at the bottom, click Save.

How To See Quiz Results

  1. In Google Forms, open a quiz.
  2. At the top, click Responses.
  3. Click Summary.

How To Create A Test That Grades Itself Using Google Forms