To understand this Enhanced Matching type item better, let us consider a real world example.
In the following example, we have the names of major cities around the world as Tokens.
There are multiple Targets to accommodate city names and Labels representing countries, encompassing the Target city shape labels. Thus, Label “India” contains two Target city shape labels “India City 1” and “India City 2”, “China” has three Target city shape labels, and so on.
The Response Option tab of the Scoring page for this item is as shown below.
The names of all the cities in the item are listed below the Compatible Token(s). We have selected only the cities with geographical proximity under Compatible Token(s).
All the Compatible Token(s) are listed below the Correct Token(s) (Key). Of these, only a few of the answers are correct and they are selected under Correct Token(s).
The Scoring Rules tab of the Scoring page for this item is as shown below.
If we select Basic Scoring, then the scoring is straightforward as in a Matching type item. Thus, the candidate scores 1 if all the targets and tokens match correctly, but scores 0 even if one target-token pair doesn't match correctly.
We have chosen Advanced to explain the more complex scoring method.
In the above example, the candidate scores 1 if he correctly matches all the Targets selected in a rule with their correct Tokens. Thus, the maximum score for an item with Advanced scoring is equal to the sum of individual scores of all the rules.