Teachers occasionally make data entry mistakes when recording student results on an assessment. A accidental keystroke can give a student 70 out of 10 instead of 7 out of 10, for example. 

You can use the Analysis page to identify specific student results that are suspiciously high. It's also possible to look at the average score for an entire assessment, but this may bury a single student result that is abnormally high. To audit individual student assessment results, load the the "Student Assessment Results" dataset and break it out by "Grading Scale Level". You can also use filter menus to look at particular student groups, courses, terms, departments, etc.


Once a chart similar to this appears, the next step is to click on the bar for the highest grading scale level – the A level, in this example. Since you're looking for suspiciously high scores, you want to inspect the highest level available to see if there are any scores that exceed what you expect to see. Clicking the green bar in the graph brings you down to the raw data that is represented by the bar.

Click the "Avg. Score" column header to sort these individual student results from high to low. If you identify any suspicious scores – such as 800% – you can look under the "Assessment" column to see the assessment on which the high score was recorded. Click on the assessment name to go to that assessment and investigate further.


What to Be Aware Of

When you inspect an assessment to see what's giving a student an abnormally high score, the main thing to look for is a student result that's worth more than the question itself. Make sure you're in the edit view, and click into the "Input" tab. In the following example, the question is marked to be worth one point, yet a student got seven points on it, giving her a 700%.