Is it just me, or does anyone who give their students two step questions have the issue that the kids will only answer part of the question and not the full thing? I dont know how to get it across to them that there is multiple parts! Forget if there is three questions - oye!
For example Look at these questions. I will always get half an answer. However, testing as you may know requires them to have all of an answer. https://goformative.com/clone/NYYACH
In the beginning, they must answer that question using the numbers as identifiers. Much like color-coding CER answers, as they gain practice, the addition of the numbers in their responses becomes a non-requirement. It does take a lot of practice, though.
Another option would be to upload the picture or document with the original formatting (two+ questions in one prompt)… .and then break it down into each part on the side. That way students SEE that the ONE prompt is really multiple questions.
A third option is one I’ve used just recently. One of our concepts is to read a word problem and set up TWO equations from the information. What I did is I wrote the whole prompt, but then bolded key information from that problem and then bolded the question I wanted answered for that part. Then I duplicated the question and highlighted the other part that needed to be answered. ((Formative))
I like to write the state version of the question using text (or a picture), then put each part of the question as a separate GoForm question.
This is what we did.
The process we followed for creating the CATQ’s for our district ran into this issue. Every single CATQ in every grade level had a 2a/2b type of question. I ended up doing two separate questions. Teacher feedback indicated that as long as the students saw a blue number, they knew that was a question. There were early hiccups, especially at lower grades, but we were training teachers and students on the platform, so some of it was built into the expectations.
I think, sometimes, we actually have to teach our kiddos how to answer questions. Seems counterintuitive, but we can walk them through examples of multi-step questions and explain to them what is expected in terms of an answer.