An introduction to scoring in TAO


There are several possible ways of scoring tests which have been delivered in TAO. The scoring process is made of two steps: 

  • The individual items which make up a test must be scored. Many items can be scored using one of the automatic scoring methods available in TAO, whilst some will need to be scored manually.
  • These item scores must be tallied to produce an overall score for the test. After all the test items have been scored, there are various ways in which a score for the whole test can be produced, and test results generated, depending on what you want to do with them afterwards.

The next chapter provides a detailed look at the possibilities for scoring the individual items in a test, followed by a chapter which examines the options for generating test scores. The final chapter describes how to implement these in TAO.