Editing scoring data in Rescoring

In Surpass, the Rescoring screen is where you can reduce the impact of correct and invalid items. In a rescoring session, you can award full marks to items, add and remove scores, and change the correct answer options.

You can upload and edit scale score mapping, change grade boundaries, and edit Learning Outcome boundaries in a rescoring session.

This article explains how to edit scoring data in a rescoring session.

In This Article

1. Go to the Rescoring screen

To view the Rescoring screen, go to Reporting > Rescoring.

TIP: For more information about the Rescoring screen, read About Rescoring.

2. Open your rescoring session

Select Open  to enter your rescoring session.

TIP: For more information about creating a new rescoring session, read Creating a rescoring session.

3. Select Edit in Scoring Data

Select Edit in the Scoring Data column to open the Scoring Data panel.

NOTE: You must save or discard any changes made in the Scoring Data panel before returning to a rescoring session.

Scale Score

IMPORTANT: Scale Score is legacy functionality and should not be used.

Select Scale Score to apply scale score mapping or edit existing scale score mapping on your chosen test form.

You can choose whether you want to upload a scale score mapping file in Rescoring based on a raw score (Raw Score) or an IRT score (IRT Score).

NOTE: IRT tag values must be assigned to items in the test form for IRT scoring to work. To learn more about applying IRT values, read About IRT tags.

Select Download Sample CSV to download a template spreadsheet.

The spreadsheet contains the necessary columns, with rows populated with sample data. 

Select Upload CSV to open your device’s file explorer. Choose the scale score spreadsheet to upload it to Surpass.

The Scale Score table updates to display the new scale score mappings and the number of candidates affected. Select Remove Scale Score Mapping to delete the scale score from your chosen test form.

NOTE: If the Test Form Maximum Mark has been adjusted in Rescoring, candidates' scores automatically changed and be displayed in the Adjusted Scale Score column in the Tests Delivered Report. For more information, read Viewing Tests Delivered reports.

Grade Boundaries

IMPORTANT: You cannot change the grade boundary type or add new grade boundaries in Rescoring.
NOTE: You cannot edit grade boundaries based on a percentage of the total marks.

Select Grade Boundaries to edit existing grade boundaries on your chosen test form. For more information about setting up grade boundaries in Test Creation, read Setting up grade boundaries.

Choose a test form version in the Test Form Version list.

Refer to the following grid for information on each column in the table.

Column Description
Grade Displays the name of the grade boundary as defined in Test Creation.
No. of Candidates Displays the number of candidates affected by the grade boundary.
Proportion Displays the proportion of candidates affected by the grade boundary.
Raw Score Displays the raw score set up in Test Creation.

Select a cell in the Raw Score column to edit the pass mark.

NOTE: The Raw Score boundary can contain up to four decimal places.

Select Export as CSV to download the data in a CSV file.

Learning Outcome Boundaries

Select LO Boundaries to add new Learning Outcome boundaries or edit existing Learning Outcome boundaries on the chosen test form.

You can view the Learning Outcome Total Mark Threshold for the chosen test form as defined in Site Settings. For more information about Learning Outcome mark thresholds, read About Site Settings options.

Select Apply Learning Outcome (LO) Boundaries to add Learning Outcome boundaries to the chosen test form. Clear Apply Learning Outcome (LO) Boundaries to remove any existing Learning Outcome boundaries set up on this test form. Enter a value in the Value applied to unspecified LO Boundaries entry field to set a base pass level for all Learning Outcomes not otherwise specified in Test Creation.

If you have chosen to create a new Learning Outcome boundary, choose an unspecified Learning Outcome boundary from the New Learning Outcome Boundary list and enter a pass mark in the Percentage (%) field. Select Add to apply the pass percentage to that Learning Outcome boundary.

You can see the pass percentage for the Learning Outcome boundary in the Percentage (%) column. You can see if the Learning Outcome boundary meets the threshold in the Plus/Minus (+/-) column.

EXAMPLE: If a new Learning Outcome boundary is two marks below the Learning Outcome threshold of three, the new Learning Outcome boundary has one mark attributed to it in the chosen test form.

Select Delete to remove the Learning Outcome boundary.

4. Save your changes

Select Confirm in Scale Score and Grade Boundaries to apply your changes to the chosen test form. Select Confirm Changes in LO Boundaries to apply your changes to the chosen test form’s Learning Outcome boundaries.

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