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Scoring your quiz

Scored tests are a great way to check a respondents' level of understanding in almost any subject and for a variety of scenarios including recruitment, on-boarding, training, knowledge testing or as a fun way to engage teams. FlexiQuiz offers a choice of ways to score each question in your quiz with points being awarded (or deducted) for each answer or the whole question. Once you set the rules for awarding points, FlexiQuiz can instantly mark submitted quizzes to calculate the total score and grade.

Top tip! You can award points as a whole number, positive, negative or with a decimal point.

This guide will show you the different ways you can award points and the process to set up scores.

Ways to award points

Your options are:

  • Points per question - quiz takers are given 1 set of points for getting the whole answer correct.
  • Points per answer option - quiz takers awarded points for each answer option. Points can be weighted based on the importance of the answer given.
  • Manually award points - you can manually review the respondents submitted work (e.g. essay) and award points.

How to add points to score your quiz:

Points per question

This works well on the following question types: single choice, multiple choice, picture choice, fill in the blanks or matching text.

How to set up:

  • From your dashboard, select Create quiz and enter a name for your quiz.
  • Press Add Item and select Question from the drop-down menu.
  • Select your question type - single choice, multiple choice, picture choice, fill in the blanks or matching text.
  • Create your question and add any answer options.
  • In the box Points, type the total number of points you would like to award for the whole answer being correct (even if the question has multiple answers). screenshot on how to add points
  • Once you have finished creating the question, press the blue Save button
  • Configure and Publish your quiz in the normal way

Top tip! You can edit the number of points you award for each question at any time. However, we advise you not to change the points when the test is open and people are taking the quiz - scores already calculated for submitted tests will not change.

Points per answer option

This works well for the following question types - single choice, multiple choice, picture choice, match the text and fill in the blanks

How to set up:

  • From your dashboard, Select Create Quiz and add a name for your test
  • Press Add Item and select Question from the drop down menu
  • Select your question type - choose from multiple, picture or single choice, match the text or fill the blanks.
  • Add your question and any answer options or correct response options
  • Tick the box Set option points - this will show boxes next to each of your answer options or correct responses
  • Add the number of points you would like to add (or deduct) in each of the option boxes screenshot to show points per answer option


File upload and Free text questions will need to be manually marked. However, on all other question types, you can also manually change the points awarded on submitted tests.

How to manually mark:

  • Create your test, quiz or assessment as normal
  • Once the answers have been submitted, go to your Analyze dashboard where you will see a list of all submitted quizzes
  • Next to the relevant respondent, press select action. Choose edit from the drop-down menu
  • You will be shown a list of the quiz takers responses. Scroll down the page to the relevant question that needs to be manually marked
  • Once you've reviewed the content and are ready to award points, press edit.
  • Next to Points score - enter the number of points you want to award for the answer given
  • Next to Points available - enter the maximum number of points that the quiz taker could have earned
  • You also have the options to provide feedback to the quiz taker manually adding points
  • Press Save Changes

    This will automatically update your dashboard with the new score and grade for the quiz.

  • You will need to manually notify the respondent on their updated score and grade. If the quiz taker now qualifies for a certificate you will be able to download a copy from the Analyze dashboard and share a copy by PDF or print out.