Simplified Standards Reporting Details

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"Use simplified calculations for Standards reports": ON

All individual scanned responses to every question with the selected standard aligned are averaged out to determine the overall score for the standard.

In this data set we're looking at below, "Assignment A" has 2 questions with the standard aligned, and 2 scans. "Assignment B" has 3 questions with the standard aligned, and 4 scans, for a total of 16 scanned responses to questions with the standard aligned. This gives us 16 items in total that are averaged out to calculate the overall score on the standard:

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"Use simplified calculations for Standards reports": OFF

With this option set to "OFF", the "Standards Overview" report calculates scores differently than the "By Standard" report, as explained below.

"Standards Overview": The average score for each question with the selected standard aligned is first calculated, then the overall average for the standard is found by averaging the scores from each question.

In this data set we're looking at below, 5 questions have the selected standard aligned, so there are 5 items in total that are averaged out to determine the overall score on the standard:

**NOTE: The Standards Overview report does not take into account the number of scans for each question--it only calculates the overall average based on the average score for each question**

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"By Standard": Each scan for an assignment that has the selected standard aligned to one or more questions has its average score calculated from those questions. The overall score is found by averaging each of these scores from each scan.

In this data set we're looking at below, there are 6 scans with answers to questions aligned with the standard, so there are 6 items in total being averaged out to find the overall score on the standard:

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NOTE: On July 2018 all standards reports will always be set to use simplified calculations.

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