Confused: Human-Based Scoring

So I'm a bit confused. I'm running Tao 3.2 RC2. I don't see any documentation surrounding a way to human-score responses. As well as it seems this questions has been asked before and the response has always been 'no'.

However when searching around I came across this..

"TAO 2.2 - Advanced Grading and Resources Versioning capabilities (July 2012 TAO 2.2 Final Release - Partly implemented)
1. Human-Based Scoring
This work is achieved in close collaboration with the medical university: Karolinska Institute and is currently applied in the domain of Health-Care Education

The human based scoring has been partly implemented within the 2.2. Using TAO 2.2 version of TAO, you may first install the the human based grading extension quite easily by going to the settings menu, extensions manager then search for the grading extension and clikc on the install button.

This will enable the grading functionnality, includign the possibility to define scoring guidelines, a score scale (min, max, step) for every QTI item interaction. After data collection, independenant graders may score individuals for every essay, input against the scoring guidelines. The conflict reconciliation supporting features (if independant graders give different scores) is not yet available within the 2.2."

Alright then. So is Human-Based Scoring an option? I don't see any 'grading extension' in 3.2. Is it built in? If so then how is Human-Based Scoring done?


  • That functionality is not currently in TAO. You will need to export the results data in either CSV or QTI Results XML and then feed that into a human scoring system along with the item/test definitions.

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