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Scores and Points
Every question has its own default score. When a question is added to the exam, it is included with its default score but the score of the question can be updated (differentiated) within each exam. The answer to the question is multiplied by the question score according to the success rate and affects the exam score.
According to the candidate’s answer (if he/she did not give a complete correct answer), the candidate may earn partial score from the question. In multiple-choice questions, the options can be weighted and the success rate of the question according to the chosen option or options may affect the exam result by being multiplied by the score of the question.
For example, in a 5-option question, if two options are correct, both options can be assigned a 50% success rate. If the user selects two correct options out of five options, he/she gets full score from the question.
When the question is answered incorrectly, it can be made to have a negative effect (negative penalty point) on the exam score. For this, the default ‘negative’ score of the questions can be determined.
Section and Page Scores
A question affects the score calculations for the sections and pages in the exam. Therefore, if there is a score of a question in the exam, it affects the exam score as well as the section score and the page score to the same extent.
Other Dimension Calculations
A question may affect an independent dimension score apart from the exam, section and page scores. The questions, which are found on different sections and pages of the exam but are similar in some ways, can be grouped separately under a dimension score.
As well as questions on different sections and pages affecting one dimension score, one question can also affect many dimension scores. For example, if a question measures both General Knowledge and Geography knowledge, both the General Knowledge Success Score and the Geography Success Score can be automatically influenced according to the answer of the question.
You can edit the Scoring of a Question from the Scoring tab.
Scoring determines how a Question affects the final Exam Score.
Terms that are used in Scoring:
- Percent Value: The positive (if correct) or negative (if incorrect) number that is assigned to each Choice in a Question.
- Total Percent Value: The total sum of all the choices an Applicant has selected in a Question.
- Final Percent Value: The rounded value of Total Percent Value when the Total Percent Value is higher or smaller than 100 and -100.
- Point: The number that will be multiplied with Final Percent Value (if positive) to get to the Score.
- Negative Point: The number that will be multiplied with Final Percent Value (if negative) to get to the Score.
- Score: The calculated success value that an Applicant gets for each Question.
In Multiple Choice Questions, you can assign a positive or negative value to each Choice:
- If the Applicant can only select one Choice, then the value of that Choice will be the Final Percent Value
- If the Applicant selects multiple Choices, then the total sum of the selected Choices will be used.
- If the total sum is bigger than 100 then it’s rounded back to 100.
- If the total sum is smaller than -100 then it’s rounded up to -100.
In Input Questions, you can only assing a value to a Choice if you enable to Input Evaluation.
This value is then multiplied with Question’s Point to calculate Score for that Question.
The sum of each Question Score gives the Exam Score.
To get the Question Score for each Question, the Percent Value that the Applicant got from that Question:
- is multiplied with Point if it’s bigger than 0.
- is multiplied with Negative Point if it’s smaller than 0.
- is 0 if the Percent Value is 0.
Each Question can have its own Point and Negative Point.
When the Question Preview is activated, then you can also see how the Scoring will be calculated by selecting a Choice in the preview area.
You can edit the Dimensions of a Question from the Scoring tab.
Dimensions adds a separate Score apart from Exam Score.
Like Exam Score, you can set different Point and Negative Point for each Dimension.
You can add same or different Dimensions to Questions to see how an Applicant succeeds in specific areas of the Exam.
For instance, you may add General Culture dimension to several Questions to see how informed the Applicant is apart from his/her Exam Score:
- An Applicant may have a very high Exam Score but might have failed in General Culture Questions.
- or The Applicant may have an average Exam Score but might have aced in General Culture Questions.
You can have multiple Dimensions assigned to a Question.
For instance, a Question may have General Culture, France and Paris as Dimensions, each with their own Scoring System.
The final calculation of each Dimension is made the same way as Exam Score. The only difference is the Point (or Negative Point) used in calculation is distinct for each Dimension.