# Scoring

Calculation of scores and points

Created by Mustafa Ekim / March, 2023

## 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.

1. If the sum exceeds 100%, it is set to 100%.
1. Conversely, if the sum falls below -100%, it is set to -100%
1. 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%.
The scoring mechanism, coupled with the exception rules, ensures that the responder is awarded a score within the range of -100% to 100%, depending on their selection of answer options.

### 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.

Suppose the responder selects 2 options with scores of 50% and -25%. In that case, the test-taker's score for the question will be the sum of these percentages, which equals 25% (50% - 25%).

## 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.

### Examples

• 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.

If a point value of 5 and a negative multiplier of 1 is assigned to a question, the responder can score between -1 and 5 points. A percentage score of 100% awards the responder 5 points, while a score of -100% results in -1 point.

### 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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