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How do I filter questions?

Learn about different options for discovering questions by difficulty and usage, such as those that have already been assigned.

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Written by Emily McNeil
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Filtering question lists can help you narrow your search as you build assignments. There are multiple ways you can filter Albert's questions to find what works best for you and your students.

Within the Assignment Builder

  1. Click Launch Assignment Builder at the top of the screen.

  2. You can name your assignment in the top left corner where it says Unnamed Assignment or skip directly to finding aligned questions.

  3. Click Add Assignment Questions + to start searching and exploring aligned questions.

  4. Use the Filters on the left sidebar to find questions for your students.

Standards:

  • You can search for standards by name (e.g., KC-1.1.I.A), category (e.g., CCSS), or description by inputting text into the search bar top right corner.

  • To narrow your search to a specific state or national set of standards, click Choose Standard Sets in the top left corner and type in your state or standard set that you want to filter by (e.g., search by New York, ACT, Common Core).

  • Then, Click on the checkboxes for the standard sets you wish to filter by. You can select as many standards as you want.

  • Click Apply in the bottom right corner when you're ready to see questions.

Subject & Topics:

  • Click the Choose Subjects dropdown in the top left corner, then search for a subject. You can then select one or multiple subjects to filter by.

    • For teachers who have already used Albert subjects with their students this year, you’ll see a shortlist of Recent Searches. You can click on a subject name to quickly apply that subject.

  • After selecting one or more subjects, you’ll be able to select an entire subject, a theme, or a topic within that subject by clicking on the corresponding checkbox.

    • You can browse topics by clicking on the > icon to expose the topics associated with a particular theme or subject.

    • You can also Search by topic name or description using the search bar in the top-right-hand corner.

  • When ready, click Apply in the bottom right corner.

  • [Pro-tips]:

    • You can see the description of each topic by hovering over the “i” on the far right side.

    • By default, you’ll see topics and themes corresponding to the Practice guide. For many of our subjects, we also include an Assessment and FRQ questions that you can explore by clicking the header tabs.

Hide Assessment Questions:

Toggle on Hide Assessment Questions if you’d like to ensure there are no questions from our pre-made assessments. This is perfect if you want to use only Practice questions for this assignment and want to use the Topic Quizzes or Full-Length Practice exams to check for understanding later.

Hide Previously Assigned:

Toggle on Hide Previously Assigned if you want to ensure that you provide your students with new and unique questions every time you craft an assignment.

Question Difficulty:

Click on the < icon, then select and filter by Easy, Moderate, or Difficult questions or a combination of difficulty levels.

Question Types:

Click on the < icon, then select the specific question types you want to include in your assignment. You can choose to filter by one or multiple question types at once.

After applying filters, you’ll click Show Results to browse questions aligned to your filters.

Within a specific subject

Navigate to the Library and find your subject. Next, select a topic or subtopic of questions, and click Filter.

Filter by Difficulty

Select Easy, Moderate, or Difficult questions. You may select multiple difficulty levels if you prefer. Once you have made your selection(s), click Done. All visible questions will be at the corresponding difficulty level, making it simpler to select the best questions for your students.

Filter by Usage

Albert offers several ways to filter by usage:

  • Answered vs. Unanswered: This describes whether you as the teacher have answered a practice question previously.

  • Saved to folders vs. Not saved to folders: This describes whether you have saved a question previously to a folder.

  • Used in assignments vs. Not used in assignments: This describes whether you have previously used a question in an assignment.

Once you have filtered your questions, select questions to assign by clicking the checkbox next to a question title.

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