Selecting a scoring mechanism

Background

Scoring mechanisms offer a variety of ways to grade each item. Edumatic provides three different scoring mechanisms:

  • system scoring
  • min or max scoring
  • recalculated scoring

Warning: The min or max and recalculated scoring mechanisms are not available for the item types:

  • Open question
  • Recording exercise
  • Dialog
  • Content item

System scoring

This is the default scoring mechanism when you create a new item.

Example:

If you create a fill gaps item with 5 gaps, the system will automatically assign a score of 1 point to each gap. The total max score for the item will be 5.

If the user correctly answers 3 out of 5 gaps, he will have a score of 3/5.

Min or max scoring

If the min or max scoring mechanism is set for an item, the user can only obtain the system minimum or maximum score for the item, no intermediate score.

As an author you can set the minimum or maximum score in the Scoring tab.

Example:

Let us take a fill gaps with 5 gaps for which the default system scoring is: min score = 0; max score = 5.

The author selects the min or max scoring mechanism for this item and changes the max score to 2.

The user correctly answers 3 out of 5 gaps. As he or she did not obtain the system maximum score, he or she will have a score of 0/5 which becomes 0/2, because the max score was set to 2.

Recalculated scoring

If the recalculated scoring mechanism is set for an item, the score will be calculated following the default scoring mechanism, but it will be recalculated to the minimum and maximum score that have been entered.

Example:

Let us again take the same example of a fill gaps with 5 gaps for which the default system scoring is: min score = 0; max score = 5.

The author selects the recalculated scoring mechanism for this item and changes the max score to 2.

If the user correctly answers 3 out of 5 gaps, he will have a score of 1,2/2.

Formula for recalculated scoring

For positive scores: (Score/System max score ) * Recalculated max score
For negative scores: (Score/System min score ) * Recalculated min score

Example:

System min scoreSystem max scoreRecalculated min scoreRecalculated max scoreSystem scoreRecalculated score
-3 5 -1 2 3/5 1,2/2
-3 5 -1 2 -3/5 -1/2
-2 5 0 1 2/5 0,4/1
-2 5 0 1 -2/5 0/5

Procedure

Proceed as follows to select and configure a scoring mechanism:

  1. In the Workspace module, open the item of your choice.
  2. Select the Content tab.
  3. Open the Scoring tab below.
  4. Select the scoring mechanism of your choice.
  5. If applicable, change the min / max score.

Example:

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