How do I use Assessments?

Assessments

In the Assessments tab you will find an overview of all relevant assessments. Most of these assessments are automatically created based on the information in Osiris. Read the article How are assessments generated automatically in Cirrus? for more information

  • Use the navigation bar on the left to navigate to Assessments. You will arrive at the Assessments tab.
  1. Use the search bar to search for an assessment. You can search on title or code.
  2. Below Question selection you will see that you can either add questions manually or use a blueprint.
  3. Below Type you will see whether the assessment is summative or formative (or both).
  4. Below Status you will see whether the collection is active or a draft.
    Draft: the assessment is not yet published and ready for editing.
    Live: the assessment is published and ready for use. When an assessment is published the status will automatically be changed to Live.

Do you need an assessment frequently? Click the star on the left of the assessment code. This way you can find it back easily.

Delete, archive or copy an assessment

The buttons Delete, Archive and copy suggest that you will be able to perform these actions. However this is not the case. Please contact your Faculty Coordinator Digital Assessments to execute these tasks.

Statistics

Statistics are available for each assessment. You can find them by going to the assessment homepage and clicking on the Statistics tab (second tab).

  • Click on the assessment of which you want to see the statistics.
  • Click on the version of the assessment of which you want to see the statistics.
  • Click on the form of which you want to view the statistics.
  1. Version: the version of the item used in the assessment.
  2. Type: the question type.
  3. Chance score: the chance that students answer the question correctly. Cirrus shows this score as the percentage of the maximum amount of points a student can get for a certain question. For example: for a multiple choice questions with four answer options, the student has 25% chance of answering correctly. If the maximum amount of points is 1 then the chance score would be 0,25. If the question is worth 3 points, then the chance score is 0,75.
  4. RIT: Shows the differentiating ability of a question and shows the correlation between the item and the total score of the assessment.
  5. RIR: Shows the differentiating ability of a question and shows the correlation between the item and the total score of the assessment minus the score for this question.
  6. PC: the pc value shows the same as the p value, but also accounts for the chance score.
  7. P: the p value shows whether the the question is difficult or easy (a lot of students answered this question right/wrong). Cirrus calculates the P value by taking the average score of all students and dividing it by the maximum score for that question.
  8. Answered: the number of students who answered that question.
  9. Given answer: in case of multiple choice and multiple response; shows how many times students chose a certain answer.
  10. Status: indicates how difficult the item is and thus whether it is a good item. The options are Ok and Warning:
    • Ok means p = >0,3 and <0.7. 
    • Warning means p = <0,3 of >0,7.