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Test scanning

 

Which method do you want to use?

  1. The Do It Yourself (DIY) Method
    (for instant results)

    or


  2. The Digital Studio-Based Method
    (for results within 72 hours)

 

 

 

 

 

Do It Yourself (DIY) Method
   
Step 1

Using one of the templates below, print out the appropriate number of tests that you need for your class:
Note: Please use normal, multipurpose paper.

   
Step 2

Have your students take the test - using #2 pencils - and instruct them to completely fill in the bubbles:




Have your students double-check for (and correct) multiple marks, and to fill in ONLY the "Last Name", "First Name", "Identification #" and question response fields. The "Identification #" field must be filled in, and must be left justified. Use the Student ID for the Identification #. If any of these fields are filled in incorrectly it may lead to delays in exam scoring.

   
Step 3

Use your department's Multi-Function Device (MFD)* to scan the tests and send the resulting PDF file to your own email mailbox/account. We strongly recommend scanning the tests in using the Black and White, 300 DPI (for higher resolution) TIFF file format.

Here's how to do that.
(Please be patient, as this is a high-definition, 118MB MOV file)

* Multi-Function Device (MFD)

Multifunction Device (MFD)

   
Step 4

Login to Microsoft Outlook (i.e. your email mailbox) and confirm that:

  • All of the tests scanned in properly
  • All of your students' exams are accounted for
   
Step 5

Visit the T&L Digital Studio (HL121) in order to use the new Remark Office OMR Software from Gravic to grade the tests yourself. Once at the test scanning PC, log into your Microsoft Outlook email account, find the email again that has the PDF file (i.e. the one that contains all of the test scans) and download it to the desktop.

Use these instructions to open up that file and grade the exams.
(These same instructions are also available in the T&L Digital Studio next to the test scanning PC.)

   
Step 6

Run the required reports.

NOTE: If you want to export the data, the supported formats are:

  • PDF
  • HTML
  • TIF
  • TEXT
  • RTF
  • XLS
   
Step 7 Return the test scores/results to your students.
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Digital Studio Method
   
Step 1

Using one of the templates below, print out the appropriate number of tests that you need for your class:
Note: Please use normal, multipurpose paper.

   
Step 2

Have your students take the test - using #2 pencils - and instruct them to completely fill in the bubbles:


Completely fill in the bubbles like this


Have your students double-check for (and correct) multiple marks, and to fill in ONLY the "Last Name", "First Name", "Identification #" and question response fields.
The "Identification #" field must be filled in, and must be left justified. Use the Student ID for the Identification #. If any of these fields are filled in incorrectly it may lead to delays in exam scoring.

   
Step 3 Drop off the tests to the T&L Digital Studio, located in Room 121 of the Hekman Library. Be sure to complete the CIT Exam Scoring Service Order Form while you are in the T&L Digital Studio. (You will also find the form next to the PC running the Remark Office OMR software from Gravic). This form will provide us with:
  • Your name, department, location, & contact information
  • Which report(s) that you want us to run
  • Any other special instructions

Within 3 business days, the T&L Digital Studio will grade the exams and return the tests in whichever format(s) that you requested.

   
   
   
   
   
 
Reports that can be run using the Remark Office OMR Software from Gravic
 

101 - Student Statistics Report
Displays statistical data related to the performance of each student.

102 - Comparative Grade Report
Displays statistical data related to the performance of each student broken down by selected criteria (i.e. demographics).

103 - Class Frequency Distribution Report
Illustrates the dispersion of students over the selected gradescale.

104 - Test Statistics Report
Displays statistics related to the overall test and each defined learning objective.

105 - Student Response Report
Displays a matrix of students and their responses.

106 - Condensed Test Report
Displays a condensed statistical analysis of each question on the test.

107 - Demographic Grade Report
Breaks down student performance data by the selected criteria (i.e. demographics).

201 - Detailed Item Analysis Report
Displays statistics related to each question response.

203 - Item Analysis Graph Report
Displays limited response totals and graphs for each question.

204 - Condensed Item Analysis Report
Displays a break-down of respondent selections for each item in a condensed format.

207 - Test Item Statistics Report
Displays statistical data related to each graded test question.

208 - Cross Tabulation Report
Cross tabulates selected questions by percent or total.

301 - Student Grade Report
Displays individual grade results for each student (resource intensive).

401 - Response Report by Item
Displays responses from regions, grouped by question.

402 - Response Report by Respondent
Displays responses from regions, grouped by respondent.

   
   
   
   
 
Other resources
  Remark Office OMR® - Video Introduction
  Remark Software - Training Modules
  New Features in Remark Office OMR 8
  Full Feature List
   
   
   
   
   
   
 



Update as of February 2014:
Calvin College is now using the Gravic Remark Office OMR software!



Benefits include:

  • The ability to print out the appropriate test sheets within your own department to normal, multipurpose paper (i.e. you no longer have to obtain those specialized, more expensive bubble sheets from CIT)
  • The ability to scan the completed exams using a MultiFunction Device (MFD) within your own department and either grade the exams yourself in the T&L Digital Studio (HL121) or you can forward the file over to the T&L Digital Studio for grading
  • Calvin realizes significant cost savings by no longer having to purchase specialized paper and from not having to purchase insurance for the Scantrons