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multiple choice with multiple answers


We need a "partial credit" option for multiple choice questions that have multiple answers. I am frequently having to go through each individual test to override scores with partial credit.



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    Yimei Shao Official comment

    Hi Stefanie, 

    Thank you for reaching out in the Schoology Community! 

    As a possible workaround, I would recommend that you enable Multiple Responses in Correct Answer Setup of the Multiple Choice question at hand and weigh each alternate answer accordingly. For example, if there are four possible choices and two are correct, selecting both would give the student 100%. However, if the student selects one correct and one incorrect, you may elect to score that 50% (or whichever logic you use to determine partial credit) of the total points. Another alternate answer might look like 75% for selecting two correct and one incorrect, and so on. You can find more information about Correct Answer Setup here: Multiple Choice: Standard Question Type

    To support the idea of integrating partial credit into multiple choice questions with multiple answers, please consider providing an upvote to this pre-existing Feature Idea post: Partial Credit on Multiple Choice questions with Multiple answers

    Hope this helps! 


    Yimei Shao
    Knowledge Management Associate
    Schoology, Inc.

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    Claire de Lacy

    Hi Stefanie,

    I'm pleased to announce that Partial Credit has now been added to the Multiple Choice Question type for Assessments! You can find out more information here: Multiple Choice: Partial Credit.

    This post will now be moved to Completed Feature Ideas. Thank you for your understanding while we worked to add this feature to Schoology!


    Claire de Lacy
    Knowledge Management Specialist
    Schoology, Inc.

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