## WeBWorK Problems

### Score on submission vs. recorded score

by Christopher Heckman -
Number of replies: 3
I have a question about the Gateway/Quiz mode. If the answer is somewhere online, I can't find it.

To simplify matters,  suppose that I am writing a 1-question test with several parts (a,b,c), and suppose a student gets one part correct and the others wrong. After checking the test, the top of the screen it will say something like:

Your score on this (checked, not recorded) submission is 0.333333/1.
The recorded score for this test is 0/1.

Why are these different? In practical terms, how do I change this so that the recorded score is the same as the "score on the submission"; i.e., it allows for partial credit?

What I would really like is for WeBWorK to give a report like this for each problem; it would say that a certain number of parts is correct, without saying which ones are.

### Re: Score on submission vs. recorded score

by Gavin LaRose -
Hi Christopher,

This isn't the behavior I'd expect for this. Is it possible that you have the problem (or one of the problems) set to disallow partial credit? I just tested this with a gateway/quiz assignment with a multi-part problem and by answering one part incorrect got the following on submission:

Your score on this test ( 6) WAS recorded.
Your score on this test is 1.66666666666667/2.

The presence of both the checked and recorded score report in your case suggests to me that the submission was a subsequent ("check test") submission rather than the original submission for grading. In either case I would expect that the test would allow partial credit, however.

One other case where this behavior may occur is if a student submits a test overtime, in which case the score is recorded as zero; checking it by clicking "check test" in that case I would expect to produce the messages that you report here.

Sorry for the long delay getting to this; the end of the semester swamped me.

Gavin

### Re: Score on submission vs. recorded score

by Christopher Heckman -
> Your score on this test ( 6) WAS recorded.
> Your score on this test is 1.66666666666667/2.

Yes, but what is the Status of the problem? (Where you go into <quizname>,v1?)

### Re: Score on submission vs. recorded score

by Gavin LaRose -

In this case there were two problems; the status on the first is 1, and on the second 0.67. One can see this in two ways; re-entering the set version now, I see the following header.

Your recorded score on this (test number 6) is 1.66666668653488/2.
Time taken on test: 1.38 min (20 min allowed)

Resubmitting (without changing anything) gives

Your score on this (checked, not recorded) submission is 1.66666666666667/2.
The recorded score for this test is 1.66666668653488/2.
Time taken on test: 1.38 min (20 min allowed).

To see what the value for the status on each problem is for this set version is a two step process; from Instructor tools I can select the user and "View/Edit all sets," and then click on the appropriate set-version to see the actual details for that.