I'm working with a French instructor who is using short answer questions to test student grammar and composition. She provides a prompt that has a definite correct response, and provides alternate correct answers to cover the possible responses from students (with or without a period at the end of the sentence, etc). This worked fine for short phrases, but is running into problems with longer sentence answers. See attached screen shot. I've looked at a number of the responses that have been marked as incorrect, and cannot see any deviation from the correct answer. What's more confusing is that other students submitting the same response have had their answers marked correct.
Has anyone seen similar problems? I thought it might have something to do with the accented characters in the answers. Any suggestions as to what we can try to make sure these type of short answer questions for our foreign language classes are scored correctly? Thanks.
(Edited by Mary Cooch - original submission Friday, 9 March 2018, 2:58 PM)