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Chapter 12. Scoring an Assessment and Hi... > Hiding the Answers from Learners

Hiding the Answers from Learners

One of the disadvantages of assessments in Web pages is how easy it is for the learner to gain access to the answers. Many Web users know how to look at the HTML code for a Web page in their browsers. When they examine the code, it isn’t too difficult to identify the answers in a CourseBuilder interaction.

When it is necessary to create a secure assessment, the only way to maintain security is to use server-side scripting to compare the learner’s answer to the correct answer stored in a database. Achieving this and tracking results will be explored in Chapters 13 and 14.


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