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Scoring Options

Two different methods or types of grading are available:

Student answer sheets are checked against a KEY sheet filled out by the instructor.

  • Conventional Weighting
    • The student's score is the number of questions answered correctly
    • Fill in the "A" bubble for Question 1 on the INFO sheet
  • Weighted Grading
    • Instructors can assign weights of 1 through 5 to each of the questions
    • The student's score is computed by summing the weighted values of questions answered correctly
    • Fill in the "B" bubble for Question 1 on the INFO sheet
    • In addition to the KEY sheet, instructors must include a WEIGHT sheet with the correct weight marked for each question 
      • "A" = 1 point
      • "B" = 2 points
      • "C" = 3 points
      • "D" = 4 points
      • "E" = 5 points
    • 1 point is automatically scored if a question doesn't have a weighting factor designated
    • Only integer weights from 1 to 5 are allowed

Subjective/Essay Questions

Instructors may want to use both objective (multiple choice, true-false) and subjective (essay, short answer) questions. The scoring program allows instructors to add the total points earned on any of the subjective questions to the results of the machine-scored objective questions:

  • Mark the MAXIMUM subjective points possible in the SPECIAL CODES grid (right-justified) on the KEY sheet
  • Manually determine the total number of subjective points earned by each student
  • Mark the earned subjective points in the SPECIAL CODES grid (right-justified) on each student answer sheet

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Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:11:04 AM