Google Forms – Create a Self Grading Quiz

With a little bit of time and effort, you can create a Google Form that automatically grades itself and share it with your class in Google Classroom.

QUICK TIP FOR FORMS – Each question has a ‘Required’ option you can enable to ensure a question isn’t missed.

Initial Setup

Open a new Form from
Before you start adding questions, click the “Settings” cog in the top right corner of the page.
It is worth enabling the “Collect email addresses” option so you know who has completed the quiz. Feel free to change any other settings on this or the “PRESENTATION” tab. When you are ready, change the tab to “QUIZZES” and click “Make this a quiz”.

A new range of options will be shown on the page now. You can choose when the quiz grade is released so that students can see their grade immediately after they submit the quiz, or you can delay the release in case you want time to review the results. You can also decide whether or not students can see their missed questions, the correct answers, and the point values of questions simply by clicking on the appropriate checkboxes.

Once you are happy with the options selected, click “Save”.

Before doing anything else, click on the “RESPONSES” tab and click the little green Google Sheets icon to set up a sheet that will collect all the responses.

Once you’ve done that, you are ready to start inputting your questions.

Adding Questions

Questions that allow you to input a specific answer can be in the following formats:

  • Multiple Choice
  • Checkboxes
  • Drop-down
  • Short Answer

NOTE- The Short Answer option allows you to enter a number of different possible responses and is case sensitive. For example, if the answer to the question was ‘London’ it would be worth inputting two possible answers, both ‘London’ and ‘london’. You can enter up to 100 individual possible correct responses for a short answer question. This option also relies on the person taking the quiz knowing how to spell.

Add your first question as you normally would in a Google Form.

At the bottom of each question, you will notice a blue “ANSWER KEY” option, if you click that you can then set how many points the correct answer is worth and tell Forms what the answer is so it can grade the quiz.

You can also add in “ANSWER FEEDBACK” which allows you to set a response based on if the question has been answered correctly or not. You could use this to explain why an answer was incorrect and to congratulate the person if they got the question right. You can also add a link to an article in the feedback to provide extra information about a question.