The Excel Competency exercise is designed to help instructors determine each student’s current level of experience in Microsoft Excel. Students pay $9.95 for the exercise and use Microsoft Excel to respond to 50 questions covering:
Each student is assigned a unique 4-digit number known as their Spreadsheet ID for use during the exercise. This ID number is incorporated several times into the exercise and helps ensure that each student turns in their own work:
- Completion: This score indicates if the student attempted a given step or marked it “Don’t know”.
- Accuracy: This score indicates carried out the step accurately, marking “Don’t know” results in a zero on accuracy.
Within one week of an assignment’s due date we provide instructors with a spreadsheet showing all student results. Partial credit in our scoring is given if a student at least attempts a step. Instructors determine final credit for each student, and whether late submissions are allowed. Students receive written feedback confirming which steps were completed successfully, as well as providing guidance on steps that they did not attempt or did not complete correctly.