How do I rescore an exam?

Rescoring can be used when a problem occurs with one or multiple questions that are part of a submitted exam.

Please note that with the rescore possibilities discribed below, changes only will be processed for the items in the exam that is/has been assessed. Afterwards, these changes also need to be done in the original item in the collection (library).

Rescoring of items can be done during the markingprocess and even before the assessing has started. You do not have to wait until the assessing has finished or results have been published.
Full score can be done for alle items.
Only the following item-types can be rescored by Change Question:

- Multiple choice
- Multiple response
- Either/Or
- Criteria of Essay questions
- FIle response

With rescoring some effects will happen on the assessment performance (statistics calculations) when you apply rescoring during the marking fase. If you want Cirrus to calculate the correct statistics including changes based on rescoring you must:

- mark all candidates first
- then submit all results (all markers/assessors)
- publish all results of all candidates of that assessment
- then apply rescoring

With above order of actions Cirrus will calculate the statistics of the original marking and will update the statistics based on the applied changes with rescoring. If you apply rescoring in a different fase during marking (before publishing all candidates) it can lead to no calculation for the assessmentsstatistics or assessementstatistics with no update based on rescoring.

  1. Click Marking.
  2. Click the tab Rescoring.
  3. Click on the exam you want to rescore (partially).
  1. Select the question for which you want to perform an action.
  2. Then select one of the following three actions:
    Change question: you can change the right answer or the maximum score for multiple choice questions, multiple answer questions, and either/or questions.
    Full score: all candidates in the schedule receive the maximum amount of points for this question.
    Remove: when you assess the exam, this question will no longer be a part of the assessment.

If needed you can filter by question (item) type

Change question

  1. Perform (one of) the two following action(s):
    • When you want to change the answer, go to Answer alternatives to select which answer should be marked as correct.
    • When you want to change the score of the question, go to New Score and enter the score for this question.
  2. Check the box that asks you whether you understand the consequences of changing items. The consequences are that, after the change, the exams will be reassessed and the scores will be reevaluated.
  3. The Comment field cannot remain empty. You could write down a reason for changing the answer, or add why a new score was assigned.
  4. Click Change. 

You will now return to the overview of all questions. You get to see an example of the consequences of your changes. Based on this information you can decide whether you want to keep the changes (Apply changes) or discard them (Discard). Select Apply changes.

Because of the limited functionality it is not recommended to use Cirrus to send emails to candidates.

After implementing the changes all exams will be reassessed and reevaluated.

  1. Check the box to confirm you understand the consequences of the changes.
  2. Click Apply. The changes will now be applied.

Full score

  1. If you wish, check the first box to include students who have not answered this question; they will then also receive the full score.
  2. Select the box to confirm you understand the consequences of your changes.
  3. The Comment field cannot remain empty. You could write down a reason as to why everyone will receive the full score.
  4. Click Award full score.

You will now return to the overview of all questions. You get to see an example of the consequences of your changes. Based on this information you can decide whether you want to keep the changes (Apply changes) or discard them (Discard). Select Apply.

  1. Check the box to confirm you understand the consequences of the changes.
  2. Click Apply. The changes will now be applied.

After implementing the changes all exams will be reassessed and reevaluated.

Because of the limited functionality it is not recommended to use Cirrus to send emails to candidates.

Remove

  1. Select the box to confirm you understand the consequences of your changes.
  2. The Comment field cannot remain empty. You could write down a reason for deleting the item.
  3. Click Remove.

You will now return to the overview of all questions. You get to see an example of the consequences of your changes. Based on this information you can decide whether you want to keep the changes (Apply changes) or discard them (Discard). Select Apply.

  1. Check the box to confirm you understand the consequences of the changes.
  2. Click Apply. The changes will now be applied.

After implementing the changes all exams will be reassessed and reevaluated.

Because of the limited functionality it is not recommended to use Cirrus to send emails to candidates.