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How does partial grading work?

With ProProfs you can grade your quizzes in different ways. Partial grading is one of the grading processes, with which you can award points to learners for selecting more than one correct answer.

 

While creating a quiz, you might have come across questions which have multiple correct answers. For example, a quiz question such as What are the symptoms of diabetes? can have more than one correct answer from a set of given options:

  1. Unusual thirst
  2. Extreme hunger
  3. Unusual weight loss
  4. Extreme fatigue and Irritability

 

In such cases, "Partial Grading" allows you to assign points for each item, so that learners get partial marks, when they choose an option which is close to being the correct answer.

 

Let's take another example:

 

Which of the following is located in America?

a)     Pyramids

b)     Statue of Liberty

c)     Washington, D.C

d)     Eiffel Tower

 

Out of the four options b & c are correct and you have allocated a total of 4 points to this question.

 

Here's what happens:

 

If users select b and partial grading is disabled - they get 0 points as they did not get the answers entirely correct.

 

If users select b and partial grading is enabled - they get 3 out of 4 points as they made only one mistake (not checking option c). 

 

If users select a as well as b and partial grading is disabled - they get 0 points as they did not get the answers entirely correct.

 

If users select a as well as b and partial grading is enabled - they get 2 out of 4 points as they made two mistakes (not checking option c and checking option a). 

Question Types That Support Partial Grading

Partial grading is supported by the following question types. These allow users to select more than one answer option:

 

Matching -  A matching question type is where learners select the correct answers from a drop down menu to match two options based on associations and relationships. 

 

Fill in the blanks -  Learners type in the answers into blank spaces (text-boxes). The answers are automatically compared with a choice of correct answers provided by you.

 

Checkbox - Learners select one or more answers from a list of options.

 

Note* Essays are manually graded so you can assign partial points or full points as you deem suitable.

How do I use partial grading in my quiz questions?


Step 1. Go to My Quizzes and click on "Edit Settings".

 


Step 2. Select "Assign points to each question" and click on "Manage Point Assignment".

 


Step 3. Select "Partial grading" and assign points to the correct options.

 

 


Step 4. Click on Save and then "Close this window".