Quiz Assignments: Expectations and Rubrics
Quizzes and mini-quizzes are a means of assessment used to encourage precision in your detailed understanding of given topics, as well as assess the accuracy of your attention to detail and your ability to recall key information within a limited timeframe.
Quizzes may contain any number of questions, as configured by the instructor of the given module assignment, and these questions may be of multiple types: e.g., multiple choice, matching answer, short answer, etc. Most (but not all) quizzes will have a time limit within which all questions must be answered once the quiz is begun, and normally quizzes may only be attempted once (though on some occasions an instructor may create a quiz that allows multiple attempts).
Quiz assignments are almost always delivered and submitted on-line via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) interface.
Grading and Rubrics
Most full quiz assignments are graded on a standard 0-100 point percentage scale, while most mini quiz assignments may be marked on a 0-10 scale and given a lesser weighting within a course.
Generally, each question within a given quiz will be of equal value to all the other questions in that quiz (for example, a 10-question quiz will normally give 1 point for each correct answer [if out of 10], or 10 points [if out of 100]). In some instances, certain questions may be weighted more heavily than others within a quiz; where this is the case, you will be notified in the quiz itself.
The weighting of quiz assignments within a module’s overall course grade will be described in the assessment critiera document in the module’s VLE resource suite.
Quizzes involve questions that have clearly correct and clearly incorrect answers, and therefore marking is automated and based entirely on whether correct answers have been chosen for given questions. This results in overall marks that are graded entirely on accuracy (100%).
Note: Some quizzes may involve mini-essay questions; where this is the case, automated grading will not take place, and your quiz will be graded by the instructor. Mini-essay questions within quiz assignments are marked on the basis of factual accuracy of the details you provide in your response (100%).