Upon the launch of a certain SCORM 1.2 course, when you hit exit prior to actually getting to the end of the course, you still get a completed status type sent to the SCORM Engine LMS.
--Looking at the debug logs, we noticed that the course is never asking for the status. Normally, on launch we should be seeing a getValue for lesson_status, in which the LMS would respond with 'not attempted'...Since the element of lesson_status is seemingly ignored throughout this piece of content, on exit, per the SCORM specification, we are obligated to set the content as completed.
When a SCO does not record any status information, the LMS is obligated to mark it as completed. As a best practice, all content should exhibit the following logic upon launch:
if (GetValue(lesson_status) == "not attempted") then