Placement Examination Data
Direct Viewing of Exam Data
• To view session results you must:
a) be the instructor of the placement class in which the session was created, or
b) be a member of the class with report reading privileges (For Instructors -> “Assigning class privileges, attributes, and membership” for information on assigning class privileges)
• Session results are viewed by selecting Instructor Tools for the placement exam class and then selecting Exam Results
You can view or retrieve spreadsheets of the following
• Results for all students in all sessions which took a particular exam.
• Results for all students who took an exam in a particular session.
• Results for all students with a particular last name.
• Results for all students in all sessions who took an exam between two specified dates.
Mechanisms for Sharing Results
Using the www.mathclass.org
interface, placement exam results are only available to owners of the
underlying placement exam classes and the members of those classes whom they
have afforded report reading privileges (see For
Instructors for details on permissions). This gives two basic ways for a
group of individuals to share access to exam results.
• one owner who creates, maintains the exams and sessions
– Viewing permission afforded others via class report reading privileges assigned by owner
This is a good approach within a single institution.
• Mechanism for cross-sharing among institutions
• Institutional owners exchange membership, report reading privileges in their placement classes
Format of the Data
• Is generally evident from the header
• A few require explanation
– “base” = number of non-graded “questions”
• Allows for survey questions, header information, etc.
• Generally base=1 (Exam Description)
– numQues = number of questions including the base.
• Number of test questions = numQues-base
• numRight = number of correctly answered questions
– No answer for base so this is number of exam questions answered correctly
• The base question is Q26
How to Give Others Access to Placement Results