Admin: setting rounding rules for your environment

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Admin: setting rounding rules for your environment

Via the Admin panel  you can set the preferred rounding rules for candidate results.

  • This is an environment wide (global) setting and will affect all users on the site.
  • Please note that the changes will only apply to scheduled exams that haven't been started yet.
  • The option to set rounding rules can be set in Admin > Global settings - Rounding rules

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  1. Rounding down - candidate's percentage scores will be rounded down. Example: both 54,4%, 54,5% and 54,8% will always be rounded to 54%.
  2. Rounding up - candidate's percentage scores will be rounded up. Example: both 54,4%, 54,5% and 54,8% will always be rounded to 55%
  3. Rounding up/down conditional - candidate's percentage scores will be rounded up if .5 and above. Examples: 54,4% will be rounded to 54% and 54,5% and 54,8% will be rounded to 55%.
  4. Use two decimals - the same rules as above apply, but rounding is done on two decimals. So rounding down - use two decimals: 54,485% or 54,4899% will be rounded to 54,48%; Rounding up/down conditional 54,485% will be rounded to 54,49%.

Effect of rounding rules

Let's look at another example of the effect of rounding up - which is used when you don’t want any percentages with a decimal point in them to be rounded down – they always need to be rounded up:

Pass percentage: 50%
Candidate gets 49.5%. Candidate should pass. 50% will be displayed
Candidate gets 49.3%.Candidate should pass. 50% will be displayed

Scores are always calculated exactly - they and are not influenced by rounding. It is the final percentage that needs the rounding rule applied to it.

Grades and rounding of scores: Cirrus will always use the rounded percentage to define the grade.

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