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Supply items are a name given to certain types of assessment questions. Supply items are named this way because students are asked to supply the answer to a question, rather than selecting or choosing an answer to a question. Sometimes assessments contain supply item questions that have one correct answer. An example of this type of supply item is a fill-in-the-blank question. Sometimes assessments contain supply item questions that ask students to construct a more detailed and original response. These types of supply items are referred to as constructed-response items. Examples of constructed-response items include short answer or essay questions. When supply item assessment questions ask students to construct and supply an answer, the result could be in the form of a performance. These types ...

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