Relating Test Questions to Task Types


In a task of this type, test-takers are asked to identify something from among various possibilities. They are presented with a number of options and are asked to choose one or more, corresponding to whatever is specified in the question.

A typical example of the IDENTIFY task is a multiple-choice question, where the test candidate has to identify the correct response(s) from a list, but this task type also includes identifying a point on a scale, or on an image.

A multiple-choice question can be constructed using a Choice or a Select Point interaction, for example, as in the image below. In this question, candidates are asked to identify which countries do not share a common border with Luxembourg.

Example of the task IDENTIFY (Using a Choice interaction) 


Part 2 of this course will provide more information on which interactions can be used for the task type IDENTIFY.