This lesson will explain how Calculation Types are used on assessments. If a Calculation Type is selected, it will determine how sub-assessment scores are calculated to create the parent assessment score. Calculation Types can also be used to tell eduCLIMBER how to calculate score details scores.
Where to Start
- Click the System Configurations button
- Click the Assessments tab
- Select an Assessment Group
Double-click the blank area under the Calculation column to select a calculation type.
- SUM - Adds all sub-assessment scores value together
- AVG - Adds all sub-assessment score values together and then divides by the amount of numbers that were added
- MIN - Only the lowest sub-assessment score will be displayed
- MAX - Only the highest sub-assessment score will be displayed
Parent test scores are calculated upon import or manual entry in the Score Editor. Therefore, any already entered/uploaded scores will need to be reprocessed in order to calculate the parent score.
Score Detail Calculations
Double-click the blank area under the Calculation Type column to select a calculation type.
- Projection: Stored as-is, no calculations - The value that comes in from an imported score file is what will display.
- Projection: Added to current score -A number can be added to the current score to calculate a projection. This can be useful when wanting to look at growth. If there is a value that can be added to the score to calculate growth, use this option.
- Growth - Calculates the difference from one window to the next.
Using the Growth calculation type is helpful if the expected amount of growth from one testing window to the next is known. It is important to know there may be negative numbers, so the starting value for any Performance Band ranges should account for that.
To learn about other assessment configurations, take a look at Assessment Management.