In this article:
• What is Effort Score?
• How does it work?
• Where can I see the Effort Score?
• What is a 'good' Effort Score?


WHAT IS EFFORT SCORE?

Any teacher will tell you that marking and assessing takes a huge amount of their time. Assessing 3D designs can be particularly challenging for teachers as they familiarise themselves with a new technology and deal with the eternal question 'what is good design?'

The Effort Score indicates the amount of focused effort a student has put into their design, which gives teachers an objective starting point for their assessment.

Learn more about assessing designs.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The score is calculated using an algorithm developed by Makers Empire. We can't tell you exactly how it works, but basically it involves a combination of time, complexity and amount of editing to gauge intentionality.

For example, a design might be initially seem complex and aesthetically impressive, but if the student has simply imported a pre-made model or cloned another design, it will not score highly. Conversely, a student who is new to Makers Empire may invest a great deal of time and effort into a design which doesn't appear very refined, but their effort would rightfully be recognised. 


WHERE CAN I SEE THE EFFORT SCORE?

Log in to the Teachers Dashboard, click on Class Management in the menu on the left, then select View & Assess. You can find the Effort Score in two places:

1. In the View & Assess gallery you can see the Effort Score on the bottom of the design 'card', next to the total editing time for that design.


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2. Click on any preview image to open the detailed design view. The Effort Score is included in the statistics for that design (under the Title and Designer details).


WHAT IS A 'GOOD' EFFORT SCORE?

The Effort Score is not a definitive scale or ranking. The score can range from 1 (placing one shape on the platform), to over 2000 for a particularly intricate and involved design.

For some classes and some projects 400 might be a 'good' score, but for others 50 might be perfectly satisfactory.

By looking through your class' View & Assess page, you'll quickly get a sense of what a 'good' score is given your students' grade level and familiarity with the Makers Empire 3D app.

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