Sapling Learning > Why didn't I earn partial credit on this question?

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Partial credit is awarded on multi-part questions. For example, if there are two distinct parts within a single question, you can earn a score of 50% if you only get one part correct.


What counts as a part?

Use the red X's to help you identify distinct parts. Any answer blank that gets its own red X when incorrect is "all-or-nothing" in terms of scoring. The example below shows a two-part question, where the student currently has a score of 50%, not 75%.


The image shows two parts of a question, both requiring multiple correct answers to be selected. In the first part, the student marked both of the correct selections. In the second part, the student only marked one of the two correct selections and got a red X.


Drag-and-drop questions (sorting, ranking, and labeling) must be fully correct before they count, rather than granting credit for each draggable item.

 

Attempt deduction and partial credit

If the assignment has a grading policy that deducts for attempts, that deduction is divided equally among the parts. In the example shown above, if you were to get the question correct on the next try and there is a 5% deduction per attempt, you would earn a 97.5% because the first attempt was only half wrong.


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