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Table 1 Descriptors of certainty

From: Certainty and safe consequence responses provide additional information from multiple choice question assessments

  Certainty
None Low Moderate High
Related to knowledge The student has no idea of correct response and any response would be a guess. The student has no clear idea of correct response but has some knowledge on the subject. Any response would be based on limited information. The student has a reasonable idea of correct response on a basis of moderate knowledge on the subject. Any response would be based on sufficient information The student is certain of correct response on a basis of detailed knowledge on the subject. Any response would not be a guess.
Related to practice The student would need to consult a colleague or references prior to considering any response. The student would need to consult a colleague or references but would be able to give a response first. The student would need to consult a colleague or references to confirm the correctness of the response. The student would have no need to consult a colleague or reference.