Information Technology Services

Test Scanning Services

Multiple choice testing using the ScanTron Bubble sheets is a free service provided by the IT Services Department.

The bubble sheets can accommodate up to 200 questions with a multiple choice of 5 for each question. These sheets are free and can be picked up in the IT Services Department. Service time goal is “same day processing”, if the tests are brought in before 4:00 pm. An email will be sent with the results of the tests right after they are completed plus the option to pick up the printed copy or have them sent to the department, via campus mail in a sealed envelope.

Two emails will be sent, the test analysis report (pdf, form) and the student’s individual answer sheets. The student answer sheets can be printed along with the analysis report, just check the box on the cover sheet.

If requested, two different excel spread sheets can also be created and sent via email. The “Grade” excel file is requested by the instructors that like the copy and paste option which you can’t do from the PDF file. Sample:

1/15/2014
STUDENT NAME
GNUM CORRECT NUMBER PER CORRECT INCORRECT NUM INVALID ANSWER

DALLASHMUT

23

47.92

25

0

DOE JANE

11234

30

62.5

18

0

DOER ANELEE

11234

34

70.83

14

0

JONES ANN

33456

33

68.75

15

0

 

The “Answer” excel file is used mostly for surveys and studies of which questions are most often missed, etc. This excel file, simply shows what the students answered for each question. Sample:

1/15/2014 QUESTIONS1 QUESTIONS2 QUESTIONS3 QUESTIONS4 QUESTIONS5 QUESTIONS6
KEY 1 2 3 4 5 4

JONES MARY

1

2

3

4

5

4

SMITH SAMMIE

2

2

3

4

5

4

 

The “Key” is what the instructor fills out with the correct answers and is used to grade the student’s test bubble sheets. The key can be used multiple times so long as it remains in good shape. A sample is on line for your convenience. Important factors about the key are:

  1. Along with the student bubble sheets, all must be done in pencil, no ink.
  2. The word KEY has to be in the first three spaces in the Name section.
  3. The next spaces, A thru J are usually used for the instructors name
  4. The last six spaces are usually used for the department name/initials

*anything you wish can be put under the Name section so long as the first three spaces are saved for KEY*

  1. Under Identification Number: Under the letters H – I – J are the number of questions that have been bubbled in for the answers. (Does not matter, where you start on the testing side or how many question, 1 to 200, the number of filled in bubbles has to match what is under H – I – J.
  2. Under Special Codes: The number of the report goes here under the letters K – L – M. The main reports most often used are 213 or 313. The only difference is 313 will come with an extra sheet that gives test results with no student names. (if the student’s put their G# under the identification section it will appear on this sheet)

*anything can written at the top in the blank area, but never near the bottom around the bar code*

Click here to see a sample of the Key

A Testing Cover Sheet has to accompany each group of tests, this sheet provides spaces for any special instructions pertaining to the tests.

Click here to download a testing cover sheet

For more detailed information about the Test Scanning Services call 271-5851 or 271-4354 or inquire at Hearnes 110, we will be glad to help.