Create: Datasets

This topic covers how to create a new dataset. After creating a dataset, add it to a test question.  The values in a row from the dataset will be interjected into each variable within the question text. Each student is given a different, random row of values from the dataset in each question, allowing for repeat practice and variation across students. 

1. Select Tests & Quizzes on the left sidebar.

2. Select the My Test Library tab.

3. Hover over the Item Banks button and select Dataset Bank from the drop-down menu.

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4. Select the + New Dataset button at the top.

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5. Enter the following information for your new Dataset:

  • Title: Enter a title for your dataset.
  • Subject: Select the appropriate subject area from the drop-down menu.
  • Minimum/Maximum Grade Level: Select the desired minimum and maximum grade levels that apply to your dataset.
  • Dataset: Edit or add variable names using the + on the  top, enter variable values in the grid, add rows using the + on the bottom.  If you have an existing dataset use the upload.csv link to upload a spreadsheet.

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6. Select Tagging options… to reveal a menu of additional tags for your dataset.

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7. Complete the tagging options for your dataset. Options include:

  • Standards: Select Tag Standards to open the standards pop-up window.
  • Student Populations: Check the box next to each appropriate student group.
  • Language: Select a language from the drop-down menu.
  • Keywords: Enter any keywords that you would like to associate with your dataset, ensuring that each keyword is separated by a comma.
  • Taxonomies: Enter the appropriate number in the text box(es).

8. Select the green Submit button to save your dataset.

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9. The newly created dataset will now appear in your dataset bank for you to utilize within test questions, or share with others.



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