The calculation of the points obtained by the test-taker for a question can be simplified into two steps. First, the test-taker receives a percentage score based on their answer, and then this percentage score is multiplied by the point value assigned to the question.
There is only one exception to this rule, which is when the percentage score is below 0%. In such cases, the percentage score is multiplied by the negative multiplier value assigned to the question instead of the point value.
The percentage score obtained by a test-taker after answering a question
All test questions generate a percentage score that ranges from 100% to -100% based on the responses of the test-taker.
The only exception to this is open-ended questions that have not been assigned an auto-evaluation rule. These questions are marked as "Waiting for evaluation" after the test is completed. In this case, the evaluator can use the Rubric tool to calculate the percentage score, or submit a manual percentage score value between 100% and -100%.
Calculation of test points obtained by a test-taker after answering a test-question
After a test-taker receives a percentage score for a question on a test, the percentage score is multiplied by the question's point value if the percentage score is greater than 0%. If the percentage score is below 0%, it is multiplied by the question's negative multiplier.
The points earned by the test-taker in a page, section, and the entire test are determined by the test points they accumulate.
The points a test-taker earns for answering questions correctly in a test affect the total points they receive for the entire test, as well as the points they receive for each page and section of the test.
Assigning the point value and negative multiplier to a question
The Scoring tab in the question editor allows for configuring the point value and negative multiplier value of a question.
Customizing the point value and negative multiplier of a question within a test
Every test question in the question bank is assigned a default point value and negative multiplier. However, these values can be customized within a test without affecting the original values in the question bank. These values act as starting points for the question when included in a test.
Suppose a test question in the question bank has a point value of 1. If you include this question in a test, you can adjust its point value to 2 within the test without affecting the original question's point value in the question bank.