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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-27916

Incorrect feedback to students on adaptive questions in Moodle 2.1

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.1
    • Fix Version/s: 2.1
    • Component/s: Quiz
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    • Testing Instructions:
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      Attempt quizzes in each of the adaptive and immediate feedback modes (four modes in total).

      (It may be simplest to try this with a one-question quiz. I suggest a single multiple choice question with choices correct, partially correct and incorrect, that do what they say on the tin.)

      Try various sequences of actions where you choose one of the options, and then either click check to have the response graded, or click next which just saves the response without grading it.

      Verify that the description of the question's current state, which appears to the left of the question under the question number, and also on the quiz summary page, makes sense whatever state the question is in.

      You may with to compare the way these these four modes respond with the the Interactive with multiple tries mode, which is used heavily at the OU, and so has been tested and scrutinised closely.

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      Attempt quizzes in each of the adaptive and immediate feedback modes (four modes in total). (It may be simplest to try this with a one-question quiz. I suggest a single multiple choice question with choices correct, partially correct and incorrect, that do what they say on the tin.) Try various sequences of actions where you choose one of the options, and then either click check to have the response graded, or click next which just saves the response without grading it. Verify that the description of the question's current state, which appears to the left of the question under the question number, and also on the quiz summary page, makes sense whatever state the question is in. You may with to compare the way these these four modes respond with the the Interactive with multiple tries mode, which is used heavily at the OU, and so has been tested and scrutinised closely.
    • Workaround:
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      Ignore the messages. It works okay, it just tells the students the wrong status.

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      Ignore the messages. It works okay, it just tells the students the wrong status.
    • URL:
      qa.moodle.net
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_21_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_21_STABLE
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      Description

      If you set up an adaptive question and answer it correctly the first time (I used a multiple choice question), it marks it correct, but gives the student a message saying "this submission attracted a penalty of 0.3333." In fact the penalty was not actually assessed, but the student might think that was the case.

      If the student initially answered the question incorrectly, it correctly assesses the penalty and gives the right message. However, when the question is answered correctly on a subsequent try it still tells the student a penalty was attracted (even though it says the answer was correct). As in the previous case, it doesn't really extract the penalty, it only says it did.

      Another test I did was to submit the answer to a question in adaptive mode without first clicking on the check button. Moodle correctly proceeds to grade the question, but the Summary of attempt screen lists the question status as "Not yet answered." This could confuse and worry students as well. If the student proceeds to submit the quiz anyway, the question is appropriately graded.

      This final problem happens for a number of other choices in the "How questions behave" drop-down menu as well. I noticed it with Adaptive Mode (nopenalties) and Immediate feedback as well. It isn't a problem in deferred feedback mode. There is correctly reports the status "Answer saved."

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                    1/Jul/11