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Faculty Test Scanning Information

How to Have Your Scantron Tests Scored by Testing Services

Our Optical Mark Read Scanner will read #2 pencil only.

Marks should be dark and completely fill the circle (any stray marks or labeling along the margins will interfere with accurate reading of forms). 

Pick up enough blank scantron forms from Testing Services for your class and one for the key.

The newest option include the following (click to see an image):

Please do not send individual students to pick up single scantrons for your class.

Save one blank scantron of the same format (above) for your key. In the spaces for LAST NAME, label this form as KEY.

Student must  WRITE IN THE LETTERS OF THEIR NAME and FILL IN THE CORRESPONDING CIRCLE FOR EACH LETTER.  If you are using the student ID #, Test Form Code or Section #, students must write and fill in the corresponding bubbles for each number. The Test Form Code and Ssection fields can be used to differentiate between different tests and their key.  If the bubble are not filled in then the machine cannot read them and these fields will be left blank on your reports.

Please sort your scantrons so they are oriented to same direction.  If you have seperate keys for seperate sections please sort the scantron into seperate groups.

You can bring your scantrons Testing Services for scanning, please do not use campus mail- it delays your results.

Each test should be accompanied by a Scantron Coversheet. We have copies available in our office or you can click here for a Word Document you can fill in electronically. If you use this version you will need to click on View, in the upper left corner, and choose Edit Document from the drop down menu. 

We try to return test results within 24 hours (with the exception of Fridays and Finals Week). If you do not see the reports in your email by the close of the next day, please call and check with us @ 963-1868.

We have a standard set of reports that we email directly to you. 

Standard reports include:

  • Excel File
  • Student Statistics Report
  • Student Score Histogram
  • Student Response Report
  • Student Grade Report
  • Detailed Item Analysis
  • Test Statistics Report.

Testing Services is located in Bouillon Hall Room 125 or MS 7427 (Campus mail is the less timely method).

If you would like to learn more about Point Biserial Correlation please start here. An article about Cronbach's Alpha and Kuder-Richardson Formula 20 & Formula 21 can be found at Real Statistics using Excel.                           


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