Because I can't get enough of Moodle, I keep an eye on other forums and email lists as well as Moodle.org and it was from one of those, a UK university mailing list, that this tip arrived - courtesy of quizmeister Tim Hunt.
Problem (thanks Matt) Our students take a "Pre-learning" quiz before they begin a course and then they take a second, "Post-learning" quiz at the end, hopefully with an improved score to reflect their progression. How can I compare the two quizzes so that I get a third column in the gradebook showing the comparison and level of improvement?
Solution (thanks Tim)
- In the Common module settings for each quiz, ensure you have an ID - for example, PreQ and PostQ
- In the Categories and Items, create a new grade item -for example Quiz Compare- and click the calculator icon (2.7 or below) or, if you are up to date with 2.8, Edit settings>Edit calculations:
- Add your calculation. A simple one might be for example as below:
- Student Donna gets 4.2 before the course; 6 at the end of the course, and the Quiz Compare column tells us she's improved by 1.8:
A simple example, but hopefully you can see the potential
Note: Depending on how you use your gradebook, you might want to exclude this grade item from the course total.
So, for clarity is there a clear pathway to differentiate this set-up? Reason being, there is this thing called the deficit model of the learner, meaning 'they will never get full marks on first go!' But some do!
I guess then my query is about creating quizzes pre and post to suit individual need....rather than a block pre/post quiz pitched for one level....where a group might get full marks in the pre-then teacher can provide a different-higher pitched level for those in the post quiz-right?
If so, sounds great.