Weighted Test Questions in Google Forms

This week, Kathi Smith from Omaha, Nebraska asked the following question about Google Forms and Flubaroo:

  • “Is there a way in Flubaroo – or another add-on – where the question responses can be weighted. Answer 1 worth 3pts.; Answer 2 worth 2 pts., etc.”

The quick answer to this question is, “YES!” Here’s how…remember that Flubaroo is an Add On that grades Google Form submissions that show up in your Form Response Sheet (Google Sheets). To use Flubaroo:

  1. Click on the Add Ons menu of your Google Response Sheet 
  2. Choose Grade Assignment.



From there, you will answer a few prompts to setup grading. One of these prompts addresses the questions in your form. In this step, you can choose the point value to assign each question. You can choose any value between 1 and 10.


This allows you to weight certain questions more than others. After this step, you simply continue with your grade setup and you are on your way.

If you’ve never used Flubaroo, and you need more information on using it for the first time, watch the tutorial below. If you have other questions for the Techy Coach, use this link.

2 comments

  1. I think the question (which is the same I am struggling with) is if it is possible to weigh ANSWERS differently, not QUESTIONS. For instance, there may be 3 multiple choice answers for one question, and the teacher would like to assign 1 point if the student selects the best answer, but a half point if they select another, and zero points if they select the final one.

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