Awarding Points using Certainty Based Marking

In today’s fast-paced professional world, evaluating skills and knowledge effectively is more important than ever. One innovative of assessment is certainty based marking (CBM), which takes into account not only the correctness of answers but also the confidence with which they are provided. In this blog post, we explore the key aspects of assigning points for CBM to ensure fair and robust results. So, stick around to learn how you can make the most of this assessment technique!

What is Certainty Based Marking?

CBM is an assessment method where learners assign a certainty level to their answers, typically on a scale of 1 to 3. The scoring system rewards correct answers provided with confidence and penalizes incorrect answers paired with high certainty. By incorporating certainty levels, CBM encourages critical thinking, self-assessment, and greater engagement from learners.

Points Allocation for CBM

To implement CBM effectively, it’s essential to determine the best way to allocate points for each combination of correctness and certainty levels. Here are some guidelines:

  1. Correct answer with high certainty: Award the highest points possible. Learners demonstrated both knowledge and confidence in their responses.
  1. Correct answer with moderate certainty: Award partial points. While the answer is correct, moderate certainty indicates room for improvement in learners’ understanding.
  1. Correct answer with low certainty: Barely award any points. Although the answer is correct, low certainty suggests a lack of confidence and comprehension.
  1. Incorrect answer with high certainty: Deduct points. High certainty combines with a wrong answer illustrates overconfidence and a possible misconception.
  1. Incorrect answer with moderate or low certainty: No points awarded or deducted. These scenarios show that learners are unsure and require further clarification or guidance.

The Wrap Up

Certainty Based Marking is a powerful tool for professionals, allowing them to assess not only the correctness of answers but also the confidence with which they are provided. By following the guidelines above for awarding points, CBM can be highly effective in promoting critical thinking and self-assessment among learners.

Interested in exploring the benefits of Certainty Based Marking for your organization? Don’t hesitate to book a demo today, and let us guide you through the implementation of this innovative assessment method for an enhanced learning experience!

Written by: Persia Shahkarami

Persia is passionate about helping organizations improve employee engagement across their professional development initiatives.
Published: 1 Jan, 1970