Your particular assessment design may require more advanced scoring such as applying partial credit to combinations of answers or using multiple rubrics to evaluate student written responses. This article provides a step-by-step guide to utilizing the built-in advanced scoring options available to you in Manual/Hybrid assessments.
Where to Start
This assessment begins assuming you've completed steps 1 and 2 in creating a Manual/Hybrid assessment. To learn more, go to Add Standards to a Manual/Hybrid Assessment.
For Multiple Correct Answer Combinations
- Indicate which questions contain custom response point values by checking the Advanced box beside the question number.
- To indicate the point value that should be associated with an answer choice, write the letter of the answer, a colon, and then the points earned for that selection such as A:2 in the Correct column.
- To list multiple answers and their point values, list all answers and their points, separated by a comma (e.g. A:2, B:1)
- If you want to indicate that a student can get a particular point value by selecting multiple answer choices, write the answer choices, a colon, and the value (e.g. ABC:4)
- You can list as many point value options as you like so that you have full flexibility to have partial and full credit (e.g. A:2, B:1, C:1, AB:3, ABC:4)
In the example above, a student will receive 1 point if they choose A or B. However, choosing A and B as your answer choices would receive 2 points.
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For Partial Credit
- Indicate which questions allow for partial credit by checking the Advanced box beside the question number.
- To indicate the point value that should be associated with an answer choice, write the letter of the answer, a colon, and then the points earned for that selection such as A:0.5 in the Correct column.
- If a question is worth 1 point and you want a student to get half credit if they answer A, half credit if they answer B, and full credit if they answer A and B, you would write A:0.5, B:0.5, AB:1 in the "Correct" column.
In the example above, a student would receive .5 points for answering A, 1 point for answering B, 1.5 points for answering D, or 2 points for answering B.
Using Rubrics in Assessments and Created Items
- Indicate which questions you will use a rubric to score by checking the Rubric box in the Rubric column.
- In the Correct column, indicate the performance levels you will be choosing.
- In the Weight column, indicate the point value of the question.
In the example above, the rubric is a four-point rubric meaning you will see 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4 in the dropdown during scoring. The question is worth 4 points. So if the student gets is assigned level 2, they will receive 2 points. If the weight was 8 instead, a student would receive 2 points for level 1, 4 points for level 2, 6 points for level 3, and 8 points for level 4.
Now that you have any Advanced Scoring setup, learn how to Attach Materials to a Manual/Hybrid Assessment.