Individual Question Analysis
The results of individual questions can be analysed when you run an Item Analysis (refer Run Item Analysis guide).
Question Statistics Table
 Click on the Show All button to show all the questions.
 Click on the link of the required question.
Individual question
Columns
 Discrimination: Indicates how well a question differentiates between students. A question is considered a good discriminator when students who answer the question correctly also do well on the rest of the test.
 Values can range from 1.0 to +1.0 Questions are flagged for review with a red dot if their discrimination value is less than 0.1. Discrimination values cannot be calculated when the question’ difficulty score is 100% or when all student receive the same score on a question.
Calculation: Discrimination values are calculated with the Pearson correlation coefficient, X represents the scores of each student on a question and Y represents the scores of each student on the test.
 Difficulty: The percentage of students who answered the question correctly. Difficulty values can range from 1% to 100% with a high percentage indication that the question was easy.
Note: A high difficulty value does not assure a high level of discrimination.
 Grade Attempts: Number of questions attempts where marking is complete. i.e. Short answer, Essay and File response question types need to be marked by staff.
 Average Score: The score displayed is the average score reported for the test in the Grade Centre. Scores with a * included tests that have not been marked and the average may change after all tests have been marked.
 Standard Deviation: Measure of how far the scores deviate from the average score.
 If the scores are tightly grouped, with most of the values being close to the average, the standard deviation is small.
 If the data set is widely dispersed, with values far from the average the standard deviation is larger.
 Standard Error: An estimate of the amount of variability is a student’s score due to chance. The smaller the standard error of measurement, the more accurate the measurement provided by the test question.
 Skipped: The number of students who skipped this question.
Question statistics
The information shown in these sections varies depending on the question type.
Type of information provided 
Question types 

Number of students who selected each answer choice. AND Distribution of those answers among the class quartiles


Numberer of students who selected each answer choice.


Number of students who got the question correct, incorrect or skipped it.


Question test only 

Answer distribution
The distribution of answer among the class quartiles is included for multiple Choice, Multiple Answer, True/False, Either/Or and Opinion Scale/Likert questions types.
 Top 25% The number of students with total test scores in the top quarter of the class who selected the answer option.
 2nd 25% The number of students with total test scores in the second quarter of the class who selected the answer option.
 3rd 25% The number of students with total test scores in the third quarter of the class who selected the answer option.
 Bottom 25% The number of students with total test score in the bottom quarter of the class who selected the answer option.
Based on: Blackboard Help: Item Analysis