Discover how we’ve enhanced efficiency and flexibility with our new math scoring engine.
What’s different about scoring from the learner’s perspective?
We’ve extended flexibility when it comes to responses, so learners can answer questions their way. The new scoring engine can recognize equivalent answers to antiderivatives to support calculus content, support vectors written in equivalent ways, and allow for conversion between advanced units. By being less restrictive, our scoring engine gives learners more routes to finding the right answer.
Are there new settings for scoring behavior?
We’ve upgraded customization of scoring behavior, so instructors and authors can finely control how questions are scored. In scenarios where numerical approximations are permitted, there are now options to define a tolerance by setting a percent error, an absolute error, or a range. We’ve also added the capability to specify the form of correct answers, which can be set by number of significant figures, decimal places, or requiring the answer in scientific notation.
How has the content authoring experience changed?
Authors can now create content faster with more confidence. We’ve updated the labels of the options in the validation section so authors can more easily understand the configurations and possibilities available to them.
Are there any differences in speed between the new scoring engine and the old engine?
Our improved scoring engine is noticeably faster when handling more advanced computations.
Interested in learning more?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or book a demo.
See the new capabilities in action on the demo site.
The new scoring engine is available through the Math question type on v2023.2.LTS and onwards.