Fill-in-the-Blanks: Score of Points to reflect number of corrections?
The 'Score of points' now seems to reflect completion status only. It does not seem to consider the extent to which a student had to correct a wrong answer. If so, would it be possible / an idea to build this in? Same for situations in which a student chooses to 'try again' ? This would sort of gamify the exercise to a certain extent generating competion among students as to who scores best. Actually, I am sure it will generate such a competition as I noticed this in all my lessons when using good old Hot Potatoes JCloze exercises. I am quoting the relevant Help info:
JCloze scoring works like this:
- Each gap is of equal value in the total score.
- Asking for a hint on any gap will reduce the score for that gap proportionately to the number of letters in that answer. In other words, if you ask for a hint on a five-letter word, then one-fifth of the score for that word will be lost.
- Asking for a clue on any gap will cut the score for that word by half.
- Every time you click on Check, if the answer is not completely correct, there is a penalty. In other words, if a student uses hints and clues repeatedly while completing an exercise, his or her score will be reduced considerably, and may even end up at zero. Students should complete the whole exercise before pressing the Check button; if they check each answer as they enter it, they will lose a lot of points.
I did not figure out how losing points upon checking every single answer has been programmed; I am just a language teacher. The assumption here is that every Fill-in-the-Blank object would contain multiple sentences with multiple blanks, in any case not just 1 sentence.
Hope I made my point clear?