The University of Iowa

The Answer Keys tab allows you to:

  • Review and edit answer keys
  • Edit points for questions
  • Give partial credit
  • Change questions to bonus type (add or replace)

Edit a question

1. Select the semester the exam was scored in - Current, Previous or Any [1].

2. Select the exam from the Exam ID dropdown [2].

3. Pick the answer key you would like to edit [3]. Remember to update the corresponding question on all keys, especially if you have a scramble.

4. Click on the question you’d like to edit [4].

5. Check the new response, if any. Uncheck the old response [5].

6. Edit the point value, if any [6].

7. If you are changing a question type [7] to:

a. Partial credit: Click Partial Credit and check all the answer choices. Enter the values for each answer choice [5].

b. Add / Require All:

 

If A and B are both correct answers worth 1 point each

Question is marked as

And (negative marks assigned for incorrect responses

Required

Student Responses

A or B = 1 point 

A or B = 0 points

A and B and C = 1 point (2 points for responding correctly for A and B; -1 point for responding incorrectly with C)

A and B and C = 0 points

A and B = 2 points

A and B = 2 points

 

* If the correct answers are A and B, and the student has marked A, B and C, they will only receive credit for marking A, as C will negate their correct response for B. This is to keep the students from cheating the system by marking all answer choices.

i. And: Check And and check all the answer choices [5].

ii. Require All: Check And and Require All, check all the answer choices [5].

c. Bonus Add: Click Partial Credit, then click Add under Bonus Type.

Bonus Add

Question

Point Value

Student Responses

Student 1 Student 2 Student 3

1

1

2

1

3

1

4

1

5

1

6

1

7

1

8

1

9

1

X

10

1

11 (Bonus)

1

X

12 (Bonus)

1

X

    10 points (100%) 12 points (120%) 11 points (110%)

 

d. Bonus Replace: Click Partial Credit, then click Replace under Bonus Type.

Bonus Replace

Question

Point Value

Student Responses

Student 1 Student 2 Student 3

1

1

2

1

3

1

4

1

5

1

6

1

7

1

8

1

9

1

X

10

1

11 (Bonus)

1

X

12 (Bonus)

1

X

    10 points (100%) 10 points (100%) 10 points (100%)

 

8. Click Update [8]. Continue to other questions.

9. Once done with all the questions changes on a key, click Save [9].

a. Remember to save after all the changes on a key have been made. If you move on to another key without saving, the changes will be reverted and will have to be redone for each key.

b. If you have multiple keys and make any changes to a key that affect the total points, the system will not allow you to save and prompt you to edit the other keys also.

 

MaxScore Not Equal

c. If you have a key scramble, the changes will need to be made for the corresponding questions on the other keys also.

Answer Key Edit Question

10. You will be asked to Create/Update the Scoring Profile. If you are sure of your changes, click Yes.

 

Create / Update Scoring Profile

11. You will be asked to Rescore the exam. Click Yes.

Rescore Exams

 

12. You will receive a reminder to resend Student Score Reports. Click Ok.

Remember to Release Student Score reports again
 

 

13. Move on to the next key and repeat the steps above.

 

Omit a Question

1. Select the semester the exam was scored in - Current, Previous or Any [1].

2. Select the exam from the Exam ID dropdown [2].

3. Pick the answer key you would like to edit [3]. Remember to update the corresponding question on all keys, especially if you have a scramble.

4. Click on the question you’d like to edit [4].

5. Check all the responses [5].

6. Change the point value to 0 [6].

7. Click Update [7].

8. Click Save [8]. If you have multiple keys and make any changes to a key that affect the total points, the system will not allow you to save and prompt you to edit the other keys also.

Omit Question

Note : Changes to exams will not be reflected in current reports. Please re-run reports to make sure the changes are updated.

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