Analysis for Assessment Validity in Blackboard

Blackboard has a couple of processes for conducting an item analysis on your quizzes and exams to help determine whether the questions are a valid measure for your course.

The first option for a quick analysis is “Attempt Statistics.” The statistics are calculated based only on the attempts being used in the grading option (Last attempt, First attempt, Lowest Score, Highest Score, or Average of Scores). If Average of Scores is the grading option, then all attempts are included in the statistics. This view shows each question, the percent answered for each answer, and the average score for that question. Use this process to access these quick statistics:

  1. Go to the Grade Center
  2. Scroll to the top of the column for that test
  3. Click the double downward grey arrows
  4. Select Attempt Statistics

Attempt Statistics is highlighted in the drop down menuThe other option, for a more in depth analysis, is to “Download Results.” This will allow you to download all student response to all questions on the test. You can then use this data however you need to for analysis, including use with statistical analysis software. Use this process to Download Results.

  1. Go to the Grade Center
  2. Scroll to the top of the column for that test
  3. Click the double downward grey arrows
  4. Select Download Results

Download results is highlighted in the drop down menuYou will then have options to select the delimiter type and format of the information to download.

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About karlamorris

Karla is an Instructional Designer at Instructional Media Services and Adjunct Faculty in the College of Education at USFSP. With over 9 years of experience in Education and Accessible Technologies, her professional interests include Universal Design for Higher Education and the Accessibility of Online Courses. Current projects include research on the benefits of closed captioning in online courses to all students.

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