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    Can I score questions that require text entry responses that "contain the correct answer"?

    Asked by mherold317 on June 02, 2015 at 01:10 PM

    I have built a exam form that needs to be scored, however it has a combination of multiple choice and text entry questions where the students need to reply with the correct phrase. I cannot figure out how to calculate each question to arrive at a final score so that the score will be visible to the administer when submitted.

    Is this possible?

    Page URL:
    http://form.jotform.us/form/51516655615154

    responses entry correct multiple choice and
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    Answered by Sammy on June 02, 2015 at 02:26 PM

    You can achieve your desired goal using form conditions, you can set conditions for each field to check against a predefined answer and if that answer is correct you update a hidden field with the score.

    The type of condition you can leverage is one where a field is updated based on the value we shall use the contains condition to allow searching for answers that contain certain phrases.

    At the end of the filing you get the total from the hidden field and submit the whole, in your submissions section y can enable show hidden fields to show the score for each question.

     

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    Answered by mherold317 on June 02, 2015 at 02:48 PM

    I have attempted to use the conditions wizard and I am getting a total that does not add up. When I enter the desired answer is there a specific naming convention to be used? I tried Enclosing it in "" and I get a multiple of the value. Could you use the provide one example of this scenario in the example linked above?

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    Answered by Sammy on June 02, 2015 at 03:39 PM

    Hi,

    The best way is to name the points fields different names so as to avid conflicts in the conditions

    after that the form calculation field add the the values of these points fields into a total.

    Here is the url of a copy of the above form with a demonstration using two of the questions

    http://support.jotform.com/form/51526516412954

    Clone it to your account and examine it, if you need further clarification feel free to ask.

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    Answered by mherold317 on June 02, 2015 at 10:12 PM

    That did it, thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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    Answered by Sammy on June 03, 2015 at 04:30 AM

    Its good to hear that the information proved useful.

    Feel free to contact us if you need any assistance or clarifications