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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.