Relating Test Questions to Task Types

Type Four: PRODUCE

In a task of this type, test-takers are asked to produce something from scratch. They are presented with an open response task - in other words, they need to provide the response to the test question without a set of options to choose from.

A typical example would be a test question which asks a candidate to show processes or explain how they derived their solution. It could also be a question which allows them to demonstrate their artistic abilities.

A question asking the candidate to describe something can be constructed using an Extended Text interaction, for example, as in the image below. In this question candidates are asked to describe what they see in the picture.

Example of the task PRODUCE (Using an Extended Text interaction) 


Part 5 of this course will provide more information on which interactions can be used for the task type PRODUCE.