Quiz tips and tricks

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What to do after a quiz

It is a good practice to review the quiz after it has been given. Students may challenge a question, or ask about the meaning of a question during or after a quiz. After viewing student attempt scores, the result tab will assist the teacher in looking at questions answered by the class, changing scores for specific answers and regrading the quiz.

The Item Analysis link, on the Results tab, can assist the teacher in finding questions in the test that should be reviewed. Sorting on the Correct Facility will allow the teacher to quickly see the questions that were most missed or answered correctly. A question where every student missed it, could mean the teacher tagged the wrong answer as correct or made a typing error in the evaluation of the answer. Unintentional trick questions can often be found by sorting by the "Disc" columns. This might reveal where the worst quiz takers answered the question better than the best quiz takers. The item analysis might also reveal the material which was not presented well or perhaps not covered.

The analysis can also point out correct answers to short answer questions that were not included as a potential when the question was created. Teachers can even look for common misspellings in the correct response and, depending on his or her policy, can award partial or full credit to students for the misspelled response.

Questions needing correction can be edited by clicking on the question ID number on the item analysis page. While questions can be edited as students are taking the Quiz, it is not recommended. Understand what question you are editing. For example is it used in other courses or again in another Quiz in the same course? Do you want the edited question to be used in the future?

Clicking on regrade link, on the results tab, will immediately update the scores for all students on all questions for that one specific quiz. Do not use the regrade link if students are taking the quiz. Be sure you want to recalculate the quiz. You can regrade the quiz as many times as you want.

This method ensures fairness in scoring on the current quiz and future quizzes while it minimizes the need for “Make comment or override grade” in the individual overview of a students attempt.

Regrade is found on the Results Tab of a Quiz. Regrade is used to force Moodle to recalculate points awarded for correct and incorrect responses to quiz questions after the quiz has been taken by students. It is used when the teacher changes a score or evaluation of a question after the Quiz has been completed by one or more students.