Using Custom Multiple-Choice Questions as Drill-Down Variables Print or save as PDF

"How do I use custom multiple-choice questions (MCQs) as drill-down variables?"

The Custom Multiple-Choice Question(s) (MCQ) you add to your survey comes with the added benefit of being able to be used as "drill-down variables" within your school's interactive charts. What this means is that you can break down the results of each measure according to the different response options you set in your MCQs. 


District-added MCQs are only available as drill-downs for the district-wide results. Schools will receive the results to any district-added MCQ, but will not be able to use them to drill down on their other survey results. 

For example, let's say you are interested in comparing the prevalence of bullying separated by what bus students travel on every day. You could add a custom MCQ to your survey that asked: What bus do you take to school every day? Bus A / Bus B / Bus C / Bus D / Bus E


When you view your school's interactive charts, you could drill-down the measure of bullying into those five separate populations:


This powerful drill-down feature allows you to analyze trends amongst sub-populations that are unique to your school.

To view some example MCQs, check out these articles:

Creating Custom Questions: Strategies for Success

Sample Custom Questions: Open Ended (Student Survey)

Sample Custom Questions: Multiple Choice (Student Survey)

Sample Custom Questions: Multiple Answer (Student Survey)