Calculation of scores and points
Calculation of the percentage score obtained by the test-taker for a question
For each answer option in a multiple-choice question, a percentage score can be assigned, ranging from -100% to 100%. To calculate the responder's question score, the percentage scores of all the selected options are summed up. There are three exceptions to this scoring mechanism.
- If the sum exceeds 100%, it is set to 100%.
- Conversely, if the sum falls below -100%, it is set to -100%
- In the case where a threshold score is configured and the sum of the selected options is below the designated threshold value, the responder's score is set to 0%.
Assigning negative scores to answer choices
Assigning negative scores to answer choices allows you to penalize the selection of some options. If a selected answer choice has a negative percentage score, it will affect the overall percentage score that the test-taker receives for that question.
Calculation of points obtained by the test-taker for a question
After calculating the percentage score obtained, if the percentage score is above 0%, it is then multiplied by the question's point value. Conversely, if the percentage score is below 0%, it is multiplied by the question's negative multiplier.
- If the test-taker's percentage score is 100% and the question is worth 1 point, the test-taker is awarded 1 point (100% x 1) for that question.
- If the test-taker's percentage score is 50% and the question is worth 1 point, the test-taker is awarded 0.5 point (50% x 1) for that question.
- If the test-taker's percentage score is 25% and the question is worth 5 points, the test-taker is awarded 1.25 point (25% x 5) for that question.
- If the test-taker's percentage score is 0% and the question is worth 2 points, the test-taker is awarded 0 point (0% x 2) for that question.
- If the test-taker's percentage score is -100% the question carries a negative multiplier of 1, the test-taker will be given -1 point (-100% x 1) for that question.
- If the test-taker's percentage score is -50% the question carries a negative multiplier of 4, the test-taker will be given -2 point (-50% x 4) for that question.
Establishing the point value and negative multiplier for a question
To set the point value and negative multiplier for a question, navigate to the Scoring tab of the question editor.
By default, a question's point value is set to 1, and its negative multiplier is set to 0. This indicates that a test-taker can earn a minimum of 0 points and a maximum of 1 point for answering the question, and negative points are not possible.
Customizing the question's point values within a test
The point value and negative multiplier serve as the initial values when a question is added to a test. However, these values can be customized within the test without affecting the default point value of the question.
Previewing how the scoring functions
- Turn on the Preview switch located in the upper-right corner of the Question Editor. The question will appear at the bottom of the page, where you can make any desired selections.
- After selecting your answers, click on the blue scoring icon located in the lower-right corner of the page to calculate your score.
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