Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses assign penalty points to multiple select assessment items on incorrect selections. The number of multiple select selections vary across the content so one general rule applies for all.

Most questions are one point each unless otherwise stated.

# Rules:

Correct answer points are calculated by dividing the total point value (usually one) by the number of correct answers in the problem.

The penalty point for a question is calculated by dividing the number of correct selections by the total number of selection options. When an incorrect answer is selected, the system will dock the penalty point value to one of the correct selection's value.

# Example Problem:

Determine the score a student would receive on this example assessment question.

### Assessment Question Information

- Total question point value - 1
- Total number of answer selections - 5
- Total number of correct selections - 3

### Assessment Question Scoring

- Each correct answer will be scored by dividing the question point value by the number of correct answers. (1/3) = 0.3333
- The point penalty will be the ratio of correct selections and the total number of answer selections. (3/5) = 0.6

Let's say a student gets two of the three answers correct, but marks one incorrect.

To determine the score the student earned for this question, the equation would be:

(correct answer value) + (correct answer value) - penalty point value

(0.3333) + (0.3333) - (0.3333*.6)

(0.3333) + (0.3333) - (0.19998)

**The student will be given a score of 0.47 on this assessment question.**

Negative calculations will be scored as a zero.