# Scoring Types

When creating assessment items, you must select a **Scoring Type**, which requires that you choose whether to accept **Exact**, **Partial Match Per Response**, or **Partial** answer matches.

## Exact Match

The Exact Match scoring option is available for all auto-scored question types.

The student must get all parts of the question correct to receive credit for the item.

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Partial Match Per Response

Partial Match Per Response is available when creating most auto-scored question types.

**Note**: This scoring option is not available when creating Classification, Short Text, Hotspot, Math (except Cloze), or Chemistry Formula assessment items.

Partial Match Per Response enables students to receives partial credit for questions with multiple responses.

Each response is scored independently at the full point value set for the question.

For example, a question with a point value of 1 that has 3 possible correct answers is scored out of 3.

## Partial Match

Partial Match is available when creating most auto-scored question types

**Note**: It is not available when creating Classification, Short Text, Hotspot, Shading, Math (except Cloze), or Chemistry Formula assessment items.

Partial Match allows students to receive partial credit for questions with multiple responses.

Each response is scored independently as one part of the full point value set for the question.

For items having the Partial Match scoring option, the value entered in the Points box is the total point value for the question.

For example, a question with a point value of 1 that has 3 possible correct answers is scored out of 1.

If the question is given a score of 1, then each response within the question is worth .3333 (rounded to 4 decimal places).

Under Partial Match there is also a Rounding option. Rounding is only available when the Partial Match scoring type has been selected.

There are two options to select from the drop down menu: **None** or **Round Down**.

**None**rounds the score to four decimal places e.g. 2.6666.**Round Down**rounds the score down to the nearest whole number, e.g. a score of 2.666 will be rounded down to 2.