Available for Graders.
In this article, we will cover how to mark Automatically marked questions and Manually marked questions.
- Automatically marked questions
- Manually marked questions
In order to begin setting marks, navigate to the Marking workspace. For more information on how to navigate the Marking workspace, visit our Help Center article Description of standard workspace setup for graders.
Automatically marked questions
Automatically marked questions are automatically marked by Inspera Assessment once the candidate has submitted the test. As the Grader, you do not need to mark an Automatically marked question, unless you intend to override the mark. Automatically marked questions can be found within the Marks dropdown, and are identified with Automatically calculated.
Image: An automatically calculated question.
Override an automatically marked question
As a Grader, you can override the automatically calculated marks.
- Within the Marks dropdown, Click Override
- Within the text field, enter your marks (up to 2 decimal places).
- Click Apply.
Once you have overridden automatically calculated marks, the status of the question changes to Overridden. To learn more about how the Override feature works, visit the Help Center article Override automatically calculated marks.
Manually marked questions
On manually marked questions you, as a Grader, have to set marks yourself. Manually marked questions can be found within the Marks dropdown, and are identified with Not set.
Within the Marking panel, you have the option to set marks. Select the number of marks by clicking the Marks dropdown and choosing from the list, or type the number of marks on your keyboard. If you start by typing a number into the drop-down, you will get suggestions from the list.
It is also possible to set marks with up to two decimals. Instead of selecting marks from the list, type the number of marks, for example 1.5 or 1,5.
Once you have set marks, the status of the question changes to "Set by you a few seconds ago".
By clicking Reset, you can reset the marks that you have given.
Some questions may be set up with Criteria. This can only be applied to the manually marked question types.
When you mark questions that have criteria, the criteria will appear to the right of the answer to the candidate submission. You award marks by clicking on the criteria. Click again to remove the marks for that criteria.
Bands and criteria
Some questions may be set up with Bands and Criteria. This can only be applied to the manually marked question types.
Within the Marking panel, you will find the option to set marks through bands and criteria if applicable. Click Banded Marks and set marks on the line under each criterion.
When you have chosen a mark (1) for a criteria, a description of the band will appear underneath (2). If you change the mark, another description will appear, describing what should be achieved to get the marks.
Bands and criteria - Decimals
The option to mark using decimals in Bands and Criteria requires activation. When decimals are activated, the slider is deactivated and replaced by an empty field where you can enter a mark.
- To begin marking, go to the Bands and Criteria menu.
- Click within an empty field and begin typing.
- The total score on the question will be rounded to 2 digits.
To reset a score, click Reset.
Some questions may be set up with Rubrics. This can only be applied to the manually marked question types.
There are four different types of Rubrics:
- Point-based: A single point value is assigned to each Level of Performance.
- Points-range: A range of values is assigned to each Level of Performance.
- Percentage-range: A range of percentages is assigned to each Level of Performance.
- Qualitative: Qualitative rubrics have no point value assigned to the rubric and can be used to give the candidate feedback.
Depending on the rubric type, you may have the option to assign a point value or percentage value.
Mark within the Marking workspace
- To begin marking, go to the Rubric menu.
- Select a relevant criterion and assign a point or percentage value.
- Optionally, you can leave feedback for candidates.
Use rubric matrix to mark
- To use the rubric matrix to mark, click Use rubric matrix to mark.
- Select a Level of performance and assign a point or percentage value.
- Optionally, you can leave feedback to candidates.