In 2019, more than 4 million high school graduates took the SAT and ACT tests. (ref)
Still, it seems that SAT style tests can not be done in Moodle because you can not have negative marks for questions. (ref) Is this really the case?
You can give negative marks for questions. For instance, in the quiz pictured, the overall grade is set to 10. The first multiple choice question is set so the correct answer grade is 100%. Usually, the wrong answers, are set to, None. However, in this case, they are set to, -100%. The question, Default points, for each question is set to five. In the picture the first question is answered wrong and the second one correctly. The first question is scored a -5 and the second a +5, thus giving a quiz score of 0. Now if both were incorrect, the quiz score would still be 0. It will not give an overall negative there.
Thank you for your very clear answer. However, I should have asked my question differently. Is Moodle used to prepare students for SAT/ACT tests? If so, all the better. If not, why? Could it be because Moodle does not offer the features required in these tests (negative marks, cross out mode, separate scrolling, etc.?
You ask why Moodle is not well-suited to prepare students for SAT/ACT tests. Maybe the reason lies in the wording of this Moodle statement:
"The world's free learning platform that helps you create effective online teaching and learning experiences in a collaborative, private environment."
In other words, Moodle is primarily aimed at teaching and learning, not testing.
You answered my question very clearly and more. Thank you very much.
I'm sorry, with AL's response, I think I understand better what you mean by teaching and learning, not testing.