## Background

We distinguish 2 large scoring mechanisms in assessmentQ:

**Score per item**: This tests your complete knowledge of an item.

**New**: assessmentQ also supports**Guess correction**for multiple choice questions.**Score per choice/gap**:- With this you can also reward partial knowledge of an item.
- The achieved score can be
**recalculated**, as before.

## Score per item

For a score per item, the item is assessed as a whole:

- If the item is fully answered correctly, you will get the
*"When correct"*.

If the item is partially answered correctly or completely wrong, you will get the*"When wrong"*.

**New**: in assessmentQ you can also determine a score for an unanswered question. The*"When not answered"*does not necessarily have to be the same as the*"When wrong"*.

*Example of "score per item" for a multiple choice question.*

## Guess Correction

For multiple choice questions you can activate correction. With guess correction a distinction is made between correct, wrong and unanswered questions, to compensate gambling behavior.

- A
**correct**answer always gives 1 point. - An
**unanswered**question always gives 0 points. - A
**wrong**answer is punished with negative points. The negative score is calculated based on the number of choices in the multiple choice question. The formula is*"-1 / (number of choices -1)"*. You can't change it.**For example**:- If the multiple choice question contains 3 choices, the score for an incorrect answer is -1/2 or -0.5.
- If the multiple choice question contains 4 choices, the score for an incorrect answer is -1/3 or -0.33.
- If the multiple choice question contains 5 choices, the score for an incorrect answer is -1/4 or -0.25.

*Example of guess correction for a multiple choice question containing 3 choices.*

## Score per choice/gap

With this scoring mechanism you get:

- points per correct choice (for multiple choice questions)
- points per correctly filled text box (for the item type "Fill gaps in text")

Here an item is not assessed as a whole, but each choice/gap is assessed separately.

**New**: In assessmentQ you can determine the score for all choices or text boxes simultaneously. You do not have to do this more choice per choice/gap, although this is still possible.

*Example of a multiple choice question with multiple answers. There are 3 choices, and the score if correct and score if wrong is determined for the 3 choices at the same time.*

## Recalculated score

You can recalculate the total score per choice or gap to a new minimum and maximum score, for example to ensure that the weight of the item does not become too large compared to other items.

*Example of a recalculated score for a multiple response. The question contains 3 choices worth 1.5 points each. The total score is recalculated to maximum 2.*

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