Add Scale Questions

What is a Scale Question? #

A Scale Question is answered by choosing a number on a scale.

  • Label either end of the scale however you like. The most common scales are 1 to 5, 1 to 7, and 1 to 10, with end labels like “Always/Never,” “Agree Strongly/Disagree Strongly,” or “A lot/None.”
  • Scale questions can be scored and assigned to types (for Type and Multi-type assessments).

Create a Scale Question #

Start by entering the Assessment Generator editor.

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

Edit assessment

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

assessment questions page

Click on the “Add Question” button. 

add assessment question

Alternatively, you can mouse over 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 Scale Question Format

Enter Your Question #

Enter your question in the editor window and adjust the styling as desired.

Scale Question Editor Window

You can also include an image, video, symbols, and tables with your text.

Set the Scale Labels #

Next, enter your scale labels.

Set Scale Question Labels

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

Assign Point Values #

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

Assign Scale Question Point Values

Choose Between Buttons or a Slider #

Choose between buttons or a slider for Scale Questions

Buttons can be used if the scale is 10 or less.

Set Initial Slider Value #

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

Set Initial Slider Value for Scale Questions

Score Multiplier #

With the score multiplier field, you can increase the score’s weight for your question.

Score multiplier for scale question

For example, if you would like to double the point values assigned to your question, you can enter a score multiplier of “2”.

This means that your respondents would receive double the points that would otherwise be assigned for this question.

Reverse Scoring Setting #

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

Reverse Scoring for Scale 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 a high point value and vice versa.

Assign Question to Type (for Type and Multi-Type Assessments) #

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

Assign Assessment Question to Type

The point values set for this question will be assigned to the type specified here. 

Assign Question to Section #

In the Setup Tab, you can configure your assessment to display your questions by section. If you’ve done so, you’ll see a setting here to assign your question to one of your sections.

Assign Assessment Question to Section

Please note that sections control how questions are separated visually during the assessment. Sections do NOT affect scoring.

  • For Type or Multi-Type Assessment: To set up types or categories for scoring, create types on the “Types” tab. Learn more about types.
  • For Simple Assessment: If you need to create multiple categories or types and provide a separate score for each, please create a Type or Multi-type assessment.
    • We can help you convert your Simple assessment into a Type or Multi-type one. Please contact us for assistance.

Assign a Question Identifier #

This optional field enables you to reference the answer to a question.

Assign a Question Identifier

This field can display a respondent’s answer in the assessment results by invoking it as a merge code.

You can also use the question identifier to pass the answer through a webhook or Zapier integration to an outside application.

Question Required Setting #

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

Assessment Question Required Setting

If this box is unchecked, this question is optional, and the respondent 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 disable individual questions in your assessment by unchecking this box.

Assessment Question Enabled Setting

Disabled questions will not be presented in your assessment.

Optional Question Notes Field #

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

Assessment Question Notes Field

You can also present your “Question Notes” with assessment results when you enable the “Show questions and responses” setting for the “Edit On-Screen Results,” “Edit Emailed Results,” and “Edit PDF Report” settings on the “Results” tab.

Save Your Question #

When you click the “Save” button to store your question settings, you are returned to the “Questions” tab, where you can see your recently-added question.

Example Scale Question with buttons

 

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

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