Changes to the scoring (February – April 2009)

We made changes to the Standard scoring rubric for VARK in a trial in March and April 2009. We had been using an arithmetic system for determining the gaps between a respondent’s scores to determine if any single preferences existed. While this was a very simple rubric and one that many found helpful to administer and explain, it was weak as a statistical measure for researchers. The Research scoring algorithm uses new definitions based on statistical variance. The differences between each of these scoring systems are explained more fully in an article available on the Articles page of the website. There is also more on the Using VARK with a Group page.

The online VARK questionnaire has retained the Standard scoring rubric.