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Grading Tests

A Grade Center column is created automatically for each test created and linked in the course. A test that has been submitted, but not graded, is indicated with an exclamation mark—the needs grading icon. Although Blackboard Learn scores many question types, some questions need to be graded manually, such as essays, short answer questions, and file response questions.

Tests that need grading can be accessed from the Needs Grading page or from the Grade Center. To learn more, see About the Grade Center and About the Needs Grading Page.

You have the option to grade tests anonymously, to grade all responses to a specific question, or to give full credit for all responses to a question. It is also possible to delete questions from a test, or to clear a test attempt to allow a student to retake a test.

Next Steps

To learn more about other grading functions in the Grade Center, see these topics:

Entering Grades

Including Comments With a Grade Entry

Overriding Grades

Deleting or Clearing Grades

To learn more about partial, negative, and extra credit scoring for some question types in tests, see Changing Questions Settings.

To learn about editing tests and questions, see Editing Tests and Questions.

To learn more about tests in general and other assessment measures, see:

About Creating Tests and Surveys

Creating Tests and Surveys

Test and Survey Options

Using the Test and Survey Canvas

Deploying Tests and Surveys

Test and Survey Status

Test and Survey Results

Adding Question Metadata

Question Types

Finding Questions

Reusing Questions

Creating and Editing a Random Block

Creating Question Sets

Uploading Questions

Using the Pool Canvas

Creating and Editing Pools

Importing Tests, Surveys, and Pools

Exporting Tests, Surveys, and Pools

Running Item Analysis on a Test