Strategy

Multiple Choice

Fixed Choices

UDL 4.1 UDL 5.3

Before students are comfortable generating a free-form response, they can demonstrate their knowledge by selecting the correct answer(s) from a fixed set of choices. The challenge of the task can be adjusted by increasing/decreasing the number of answer choices. Answer choices do not need to be limited by just text, but can include pictures or real physical objects.

Ready-to-Use Resources

Templates

Picture Multiple Choice Templates

Two multiple choice templates with picture choices. Modify the templates to create multiple choice questions for any lesson or activity. This set includes templates with both small and large pictures.

Grade K, 1, 2 · English Language Arts, Reading, Writing, Math · 2 pages


Templates

Illustrated Multiple Choice Cards: Two Choices

This resource includes a template for matching key details or multiple choice questions. A completed example has been included. Download the Word Document to customize the questions and images to correspond with your specific lesson or activity.

Grade 3, 4, 5 · English Language Arts, Reading · 3 pages


Templates

Matching Multiple Choice Template

A multiple choice template featuring 10 matching questions. Modify the template to create multiple choice questions for any lesson or activity.

Grade 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 · English Language Arts, Reading, Writing, Math · 1 pages


Templates

Multiple Choice Answer Strips

Two multiple choice answer strips featuring 15 questions. Modify the template to create multiple choice questions for any lesson or activity.

Grade K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 · English Language Arts, Reading, Writing, Math · 1 pages


Templates

Tactile Multiple Choice Boards

Two tactile multiple choice boards. These boards can be utilized as an accommodation for students who use pointing to indicate their choices. The board can also be paired with any of the other question templates provided.

Grade K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 · English Language Arts, Reading, Writing, Math · 1 pages


Templates

Text Multiple Choice Template

A multiple choice template featuring 4 questions with text answers. Modify the template to create multiple choice questions for any lesson or activity.

Grade 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 · English Language Arts, Reading, Writing, Math · 1 pages


Implementation Tips

Variations of Test Items
Multiple-choice adaptation is not just limited to bubble sheets. Matching activities or selecting picture responses are variations of multiple-choice adaptation.
Vary Methods of Response
Different students might have different preferred mechanisms for indicating their answer such as gesturing/pointing, touch, switches or utilizing other AAC devices/methods.

Examples

Reading Comprehension
When analyzing an argument presented in a text, the student can match a claim with a fixed set of supporting evidence and reasons provided by the teacher.
Writing
Before students are expected to write their own concluding sentence, they can read a partially written paragraph and then select the most relevant concluding sentences from a fixed set of choices and then explain why they selected their choice.
Math
Before students are expected to draw their own visual fraction model from a word problem, students can select the correct visual model from three different representations and then justify their choice.

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