Creating Scoring Models
Scoring Models provide a framework for how applicants are scored based on institutional rating policies. Some Scoring Models also use Point Tables that allow you to assign points based on customized point scales. This helps you normalize and assign scores in a standard manner.
1. Using the Menu Bar, open the Management panel, then click Scoring.
2. Click New Scoring Model.
3. Enter a name and description and click Submit.
4. To add components to your Scoring Model, click Edit Model.
5. Click New Scoring Component to add scorable items.Note that not all fields are scorable. You may use a Custom Field to capture items that are not available as scoring components.
6. Where applicable, adjust the eligible date range and determine how multiple values are scored. This is required for fields that can have more than one result (e.g. test scores, assignment scores, interview scores, etc.). The options are:
- Average: The average score of the selected testing component.
- Highest Overall: The component taken from the test with the highest overall score (regardless of whether they scored higher on that selected component in another test).
- Maximum: The highest score obtained for the selected testing component.
- Most Recent: The most recent score for the selected testing component.
- Sum: The sum of all selected testing components.
Note: In some situations, such as using standardized tests, the highest score in different sections may not have been obtained in the same test. Select Maximum for each section to obtain a “super score” that presents the best scores for each section, regardless of whether they were obtained during the same session. Select Highest Overall to select the score that came from the test with the best overall result.
7. If necessary, select a Point Table or enter a Multiplier. These options allow you to convert the value from the specified field to another value for weighting or normalizing.
Creating Point Tables
Point Tables allow you to normalize values and assign scores in a standard manner to all applicants.
1. From the Scoring page, click the Point Tables tab, then click New Point Table. Note that WebAdMIT provides a suite of Point Table templates that you can copy and customize, as needed. If copying a template, skip to step 3.
Enter a title, select a point table type (note that you can’t change this), enter a description, then click Submit.
You can select from three point table types:
- Numeric: convert a number into another numeric value (e.g. 0.5 value is awarded 1 point, 1.5 value is awarded 2 points, etc.). This is useful when number conversions do not follow a standard multiplier value.
- Range: convert a range of numbers into a single numeric value (e.g. GPA values between 3.0 and 3.2 are awarded 5 points). This is useful for GPAs and test scores.
- String: convert text into a numeric value (e.g. Military Status “Active Duty” value is awarded 2 points).
2. To add parameters to your Point Table, click Edit Table.
3. Click New Point Table Entry to add conditions, then click Submit when all conditions have been added.
4. Once Point Tables have been added, a Scoring Model can be updated to incorporate it.
Viewing Applicant Scores
Once Scoring Models have been established by an administrator, each applicant will have a score calculated.
1. To view scores, navigate to any Applicant Details Page, and scroll down to the Scoring panel.
2. To view how the score was calculated, click Details.
3. If recent changes to the applicant's score have not taken effect, click Refresh Applicant's Scores.