Selecting a scoring mechanism

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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