**Creating an Inequality Graphing Question**

Inequality graphing allows students to plot one or two dashed or solid lines and choose a region to represent the solution set of an inequality.

To create an interactive response question, begin by either creating a new test in **Aware** or navigating to an existing test. The TEA suggests inequality graphing for use in math assessments, but inequality graphing is available for any assessment.

Note:Assessments with interactive response questions may be printed as test booklets only, without answer documents available. This test is not scannable, nor will it have student IDs, class numbers, or any other information. Teachers must use the Enter Answers feature to manually input student responses for students taking a paper version of the assessment.

**Quick Guide**

- Select
**Interactive Item Types**from the**Create Items**option. - Select
**Inequality Graphing**from the available interaction types. - Enter the question text. Select
**Continue**when complete. - Configure the
**Inequality Graphing**question using the following settings:- One or two straight lines
- Dashed or solid lines
- Shaded solution set

- Set the axes and max lines for the graph.
- Select
**Create**when complete.

Note:Currently no item banks support inequality graphing questions.

**Illustrated Guide**

**Step 1:** Select** Interactive Item Types **from the **Create Items** option.

Note:Currently no item banks support inequality graphing questions.

**Step 2:** Select** Inequality Graphing **from the available interaction types.

**Step 3:** Enter the question text. Select **Continue** when complete.

**Step 4: **Configure the** Inequality Graphing **question using the settings.

Options include graphing one or two straight lines, plotting either dashed or solid lines, and shading a solution set. Click on each dot and drag them to the correct points on the graph. Click **Solution Set** to shade the correct portion of the graph.

Keyboard operation of the inequality graph is also possible, but the dots must be plotted somewhere on the graph first in order to be selected. Once there are plotted dots, select **Add interactions to the question**, then press the **Tab** key to select the nearest dot. The dot can be moved along both axes using the **directional arrow keys**. When ready, press the **Tab** key to select the next dot.

**Step 5: **Set the axes and max lines for the graph.

The **Axis Minimum** can be set to a range between -30 and 0. The **Axis Maximum** can be set to a range between 3 and 30. If the minimum and maximum numbers conflict, a graph will not appear until a suitable range is set.

Selecting **1** as a **Max Lines** setting will show **Line A** settings and hide **Line B** settings. Students will only see Line A options while online testing.

**Step 6: **Select **Create** when complete.

**Student Experience**

Students will see the **Inequality Graph** question during testing.

**Scoring**

**Inequality Graphing **offers two types of scoring: correct/incorrect and partial credit 0-1-2. Partial credit follows TEA scoring guidelines.

When graphing two lines:

- Students receive
**2 points**for graphing both lines and shading the solution set correctly. - Students receive
**1 point**for correctly graphing both lines. - Students receive
**0 points**if a line or shading is graphed incorrectly.

When graphing one line:

- Students receive
**2 points**for graphing the line and shading the solution set correctly. - Students receive
**1 point**for graphing the line correctly but shading the solution set incorrectly. - Students receive
**0 points**if a line is graphed incorrectly.

Adjust the scoring options when creating assessments. You can learn how Selecting Scoring Rules for Assessments align with STAAR redesign options for math assessments.

**Data Analysis**

**Question Type** is available in **Quick Views**. You can access **Quick Views** through the navigation bar or through the **Quick Views** card.

Once in **Quick Views**, search for the assessment using the search fields. Click on the assessments you want to analyze and **apply** the **Student Individual Responses** template from the drop-down menu.

Interactive questions will be indicated in data analysis next to the scores for each of those questions. The examples below show questions with three interactions. Teachers may view the exact question in the **Enter Answers** screen and modify student answers if needed.

**Question Type** is available as a column for data views, located in the **Responses** folder.

This column will show the question type and in which question number the type is located.

Note:For district and campus level tests, theQuestions teachers can answer and scoreoption must be set toAll Questionsfor editing privileges.

**Additional Information**

Visit the Interactive Item Types FAQ for more information.

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