Scoring the test
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At the end of the test the user is presented with a table showing, for each goal, the number of questions asked, the weighting applied to the goal (see below) and the points scored. They are also shown their total score and the maximum score.

You can assign weights to the goals, if you feel that some goals should have a greater impact on the final result than others. You can use any numerical system for the weighting, but the simplest method would be to apply 1 as the normal weighting, 2 as a double weighting and so on. The system takes the weightings into account in calculating the total score, so where variable weightings have been applied, the total score shown will not be a simple arithmetic sum of the scores for each goal.

You must specify a pass score for the test. If the user fails to reach this score they will be told what the required level is and will not receive a certificate. Users that pass must then enter their name and will be able to link to a further page containing the certificate, which they can then print out.

The toolkit displays a code number on the certificate, alongside the date. You can use this to verify that a user has really achieved the pass mark if they are reporting in remotely. To verify that the code is correct, perform the following calculation:

code = 1000 less (2 times the year) less (three times the month) less (four times the date)

For example, if the user completed the test on 15/10/98, the code would be:

1000-(98x2)-(10x3)-(4x15) or 714

Alternatively, you could have the user post or fax in the certificate.
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