Alternative items types
CBT exams include traditional multiple-choice questions as well as alternative item types (AITs). AITs include but are not limited to the following:
- Multiple correct—allows examinees to select multiple answers
- Point and click—requires examinees to click on part of a graphic to answer
- Drag and drop—requires examinees to click on and drag items to match, sort, rank, or label
- Fill in the blank—provides a space for examinees to enter a response to the question
AITs are incorporated into the practice exams for CBT exams. You can also review the general format of AITs in the Pearson VUE computer-based testing demo.
Alternative item types provide opportunities to assess the technical knowledge of examinees using methods not available through paper-based testing.