How to Award Full Marks to an Item in Rescoring

About: This guide will explain how users can award full marks to computer-marked questions in the Rescoring screens of Surpass. Rescoring is a feature that enables users to eliminate the effects a bad item may have on the candidate's score. Rescoring works at a test form level. Changing answers to these item types means that candidates who may have answered incorrectly according to how the item was created in Item Authoring will now gain marks they may have missed.

Users can choose to either award full marks to all candidates including those who did not provide a response, or only to candidates who answered the question.

Step 1: Access the Rescoring Event
Navigate to the Rescoring screen in Reporting. In the first screen you see there will be a table with the existing events that have been created. You can either open an existing event from this screen or create a new one, if needed, by using the drop-down menus along the top of the screen.

Once you have found or created the Rescoring event you would like to edit, click 'Open' on the far-right of the screen. This will then take you to the Edit Mode.

Step 2: Award full marks to your item
Select the item you wish to edit from the Items Delivered table and then select the 'Full Marks' button.

A new dialog box will open, asking you to confirm that you wish to award full marks to candidates for this item.

There is a checkbox that when selected will allow you to award full marks to all candidates who did not provide a response, this will be checked by default. You can deselect it to only award full marks to those candidates who attempted the item.

You need to confirm by selecting the ‘I understand the consequences of awarding full marks’ checkbox’ and then selecting 'Save Changes'.

Step 3: Apply your changes to the Test Form
In order for the edits you've made to have effect, they need to be saved overall in the Edit Mode. You must first select 'Preview Changes' and once the changes have been previewed, Save Changes will become available.

Depending on the amount of changes made during the edit, it may take a while for the system to process them. You can leave the Rescoring screen while the changes are being processed and return to it later.

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