View: Item Analysis

The topic covers how to view the Item Analysis tab for a test.

  1. To view an analysis of students’ responses on a test, select a class, select Tests & Quizzes on the left sidebar, and then finally select the name of the test on your Assigned Tests page.

  2. Select the Item Analysis tab.
    • Students’ names will be listed vertically down the leftside column, and each question in the test will be listed horizontally across the top. Each student’s overall score and individual question response will be displayed and color-coded.
    • For each student who took the test, you can view their total number of questions marked correct, as well as their percentage correct in the first two columns titled Total and Percent.
    • The next columns will list each question, and each student’s response will be indicated correct or incorrect, with color coding and earned points/total points displayed.
    • The blue column headers will also list the class’s average score on the test, as well as the overall average on each question.

  3. Click directly on a question number (Q1, Q2, Q3…) to view the full-length question, student selected answer, correct answer and point value for each student.

  4. Review and edit points awarded to students as needed, using the buttons at the top left/right for navigation between questions.

  5. Select the Close button to navigate back to the Item Analysis grid.

  6. Click directly on a student’s name to view their individual scoresheet.

  7. Hover over the Sort Questions button to re-sort this grid view in one of two ways:
    • Sequentially will list each question in chronological order (i.e column 1 displays Q1 responses, column 2 displays Q2 responses, etc.)
    • By Performance will re-sort questions to list the question most students answered incorrectly in the first column, up to the question that most students answered correctly in the last column.

  8. Additionally, if there are questions that still require manual scoring, check the small box next to Show only questions needing manual scoring to filter the questions further.

  9. In a pop-up window, review the question text and the student’s response. Then, type in the amount of points you would like to award the student for this question and select the green Update button.

  10. Utilize the navigation button(s) near the top left/right of the pop-up window to navigate to other students who still need a manual score.

  11. If there were multiple choice questions in your test, you can select the Response Analysis button. This report breaks down each test question and answer choice by the percentage of students that selected each response, allowing instructors to see if any incorrect responses were selected by a large percentage of students. The goal of this report is to help teachers and administrators determine if more instruction is required on a certain topic.

  12. Utilize the Print and Export buttons at the top right to print or export the item analysis.

  13. Select the Back to Assigned Tests button to navigate back to your Assigned Tests view.