Teachers occasionally make data entry mistakes when recording student results on an assessment. A accidental keystroke can give a student 40 out of 10 instead of 4 out of 10, for example.
You can use the Analysis page to identify specific student results that are suspiciously high. It's also possible to look at the average score for an entire assessment, but this may bury a single student result that is abnormally high.
To audit individual student assessment results, load the the "Student Assessment Results" dataset. You'll see a chart with different bars that represent different student score levels (i.e. A's, B's, C's, etc.). Click the top level to see the raw data.
In the "Raw Data" tab, click the "Gradebook Score" column header to sort these individual student results from high to low. If you identify any suspicious scores – such as 400% – you can look under the "Assessment" column to see the assessment on which the high score was recorded. Click on the assessment name to go to that assessment and investigate further.
What to Be Aware Of
When you inspect an assessment to see what's giving a student an abnormally high score, the main thing to look for is a student result that's worth more than the question itself. Make sure you're in the edit view, and click into the "Input" tab. In the following example, the question is marked to be worth one point, yet a student got four points on it, giving her a 400%.
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