Multiple Choice Questions (with multiple selections permitted)

A Multiple Choice Question (with multiple selections permitted) is one in which a question text (and optional image) has associated with it multiple options, any combination of which may be selected by the participant as a response.

Feedback fields are available for each option, so that an author can specify the feedback to be provided to a participant depending on the option chosen by the participant.  If the participant selects multiple options then multiple feedback texts will be provided to the participant.

"Correctness" for Multiple Choice (multi-select) Questions

If appropriate, the question author may choose one or more "correct" options.  These are then compared with participant responses for the purposes of determining a score or grade.  If an author marks an option as "correct" then it's selection by a participant is considered a "correct" selection.  Similarly, if an author does not mark an option as "correct", then its selection by a participant is considered an "incorrect" selection.

The Participant's selection is assessed relative to the option "correct" flags set by the author.  If the participant has selected all of the options marked as "correct" and none of the options not marked "correct", then in addition to the feedback text set by the author for each option the participant will be notified that their answer is "Correct".  

If the participant has selected less than all of the options marked as "correct", or has selected one or more options not marked "correct", then the participant will be notified that their answer is a "Partial Answer". 

If the participant has selected none of the options marked as "correct" and any of the options not marked "correct", then the participant will be notified that they have submitted a Wrong Answer". 

Scoring of Multiple Choice (multi-select) Questions

The author assigns a question score which is the maximum score available for the question.  This is the score awarded to a "perfect" response, that is a response in which the participant has selected all options marked as "correct" by the author, and only those options (ie the participant has not selected any option wich was not marked "correct" by the author). 

The Total Score divided by the number of options marked by the author as "correct", determines the score per selection

The score awarded for a participant's response is calculated as follows:

SCORE = (Number of "correct" selections x the score per selection) - (the number of "incorrect" selections x the score per selection).

Because this value may be negative in some cases, the author has the option of also assigning a minimum score for the question(usually, but not necessarily, zero).  If a minimum value is assigned, then the Score awarded to the participant's response will have this as its minimum value.


See also:  Question TypeInformation QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (with single selection enforced); Text Response QuestionsNumeric Response QuestionsLikert QuestionsHotspot Questions (with single zone selection enforced); Hotspot Questions (with multiple zone selections permitted); Label Questions (text or numeric responses required); Label Questions (selecting from a drop-down list); Peer Assessment Questions.

Categories: Xorro-Q, Facilitators.
Tags: Question Type, scoring, assessment.