To begin searching, navigate into any of the subjects on Albert, I'll use Middle School Math for my example. When you navigate into a subject, you'll be presented with the following options:
From here, you can search for questions in the specific subject by:
- Question Text (prompt, answer options, and explanation)
- Learning Standard (Common Core, NGSS, ACT, and College Board)
- Content Tag
Question Text Searching
To start a question text search, click on the search bar in the righthand side of the subject guide and type your search term.
This will filter the questions to only those that contain the search term in the title, prompt, answer options, or solution explanation.
In the Standards drop down, you can search for standards by name (e.g. RA R.1), category (e.g. Common Core), or description. When you type in characters that match one of our standards, the drop down will populate with matching standards.
From here, you can select the standards that you want to filter to. When you select a standard via checkbox, that standard will appear in a list below the search matches. You can add as many standards as you want to this list. When you're browsing for standards, it might help to toggle the descriptions on by clicking the Descriptions button to the right of the search bar.
Albert questions are tagged based on the content areas they cover. To search for a tag, click the Tags drop down within the subject and enter the content area you're searching for in the search bar.
The drop down will populate with tags that match your search. Similarly to Standards searching, you can click on the search results to add them to a list that will further filter the resulting questions.
Searching from a Question
You can also search for Standards and Tags within a specific question. To see the Standards and Tags assigned to a question, click on the "Reveal Solution" button at the bottom of the question and scroll to the bottom of the page again, beyond the Background and Distracting Choices.
These Standards and Tags are clickable and will filter the questions in the subject to only those that also correspond to that Standard or Tag respectively.
Multiple Search Terms
You can also filter your search further by utilizing several search methods simultaneously. The questions below result from a standard search for 4.MD.4 and a tag search for 'line-plots' and includes only the questions where both of those searches apply.
All Albert searches are based on exact matches. The means that the broader your search term, the more likely you are to find results. For example, if you search for the tag "place-value-relationships" you will find only results with that specific title. If, however, you search the keyword "relationships" you will see both the "place-value-relationships" and "proportional-relationship" tags as results.