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You can administer an exam and score it using the formula scoring option.

This option will deduct a decimal value for an incorrect response based on a formula using the possible number of responses:

1/(possible responses -1)

For example, if there are five possible responses, .25 is deducted for an incorrect response. There is no penalty and no point awarded for a blank response.

Administering the Exam

No special steps are needed to administer the exam; however, you will want to inform the students that the exam will use formula scoring and they will be penalized for incorrect answers.

  • If you choose seven (7) possible responses, 0.167 will be deducted for an incorrect response.
  • If you choose six (6) possible responses, 0.2 will be deducted for an incorrect response.
  • If you choose five (5) possible responses, 0.25 will be deducted for an incorrect response.
  • If you choose four (4) possible responses, 0.333 will be deducted for an incorrect response.
  • If you choose three (3) possible responses, 0.5 will be deducted for an incorrect response.
  • If you choose two (2) possible responses, 1.0 will be deducted for an incorrect response.

Preparing the Exam for Scoring

  1. Complete one test header sheet.
  2. Complete one answer key.
  3. Complete the IUP Test Scoring Request Form/Envelope. Be sure to select the appropriate check box for formula scoring and indicate the number of possible responses for the questions (two through seven). See above for deductions.
  4. Place the forms in the envelope in this order:
    • Test Header
    • Answer Key
    • Students’ General Purpose Answer Sheets
  5. Seal the envelope and deliver to the IT Support Center.

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