Grading Assessments

Hello,
I am creating an assessment for my class that has multiple-choice, short-answer, and open-ended questions. I was wondering if there is a way to grade each student’s test right into a Desmos slide. I have coded in the correct answers for the multiple-choice and math input answers. However, I was wondering if there would be a way that teachers can grade the students’ work, like assigning point values for each of the questions (including the open-ended questions) on a slide for each student. From what I understand, I can not edit students’ work on their slides, and the only way to “grade” each slide would be using the feedback option. I normally use a google sheet to input the point values but my department is wondering if it could be input right into the activity to make it easier for other teachers to grade. Please let me know if there is any way that could be possible.

What is an “open-ended question” to you?

For example, one of the questions asks “what does v(2) represent in this situation?” or “In the equation, what does the 400 tell us in the context of the situation?”. So it would be a sentence or two response but would not be consistent between each of the students.

Here is a short example. The test grades MC and short response questions right away and adds the score together on the last slide.

Students can see overall score (without open-ended questions) and can go back and check the correctness of each answer after they’ve submitted the full test.

I don’t know of a way to input open-ended question grades directly into the activity. The test gives open-ended questions a score of 0 and instructors need to add the score from those to the overall score, outside of Desmos. It is at least a partial solution. Hope this helps.

P.S. Even if the grade cannot be input into the activity, instructors can use the feedback feature to show the grade to open-ended questions to each student on the respective screens.

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Hello,
Thank you. I appreciate the assistance. I will edit mine accordingly to add in information from that last slide. I was able to grade the MC and short response using CL but I was wondering if there was a way to input the open-ended question grades directly into the activity instead of using the feedback feature. I had a feeling there was not but I wanted to ask anyway. Thank you for your help :slight_smile:

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There is not currently a way to edit anything in a student’s activity. You could conceivably log in as a student and affect other students’ activities with the aggregate() function, but it would be more difficult to code (and use) than it would be worth.

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I have another way to add up points that you might find helpful. In the case of a series of multiple choice and short answer questions, you would define the correct answers in the table column:

Sorry this doesn’t address the open response issue.

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That’s a great idea. For a test, though, the answers should be revealed after the submission of the whole test and, concurrent with that, the ability to change answers should be disabled. But this is a great way of doing it.

Hiding the multiple choice or math input is the best way I’ve found to prevent students from changing their answer.

I bet there’s a way to make the results slide only accessible once the answers have been entered.