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Test Scoring Service

The Center for Testing offers scoring services for multiple choice classroom tests for the faculty and staff of Georgia College. Two scanners are available in 100 Lanier Hall, offering different reporting options.

A small stand-alone scanner  will score the scanner sheets and print the number and percent of answers correct on each sheet. It can also mark the correct answer or a √ mark for questions missed. An Item Analysis form can be run after scanning a group of answer sheets, indicating the number of incorrect responses to each question. Scantron form 19641, a 5.5" x 11" form with spaces for 50 questions per side with five possible responses, and form 95677, an 8.5" x 11" with 100 multiple choice questions on the front and lines on the back for short answer/ essay questions are available in the bookstore. Faculty or staff may use this scanner themselves (with assistance available as needed) or leave the scanner sheets to be scored by testing staff.

A computer-linked scanner, which uses Scantron scanner form 4521, can provide more detailed information testing reports. Options include:

  • Group Detail report - Lists student ID, student name, raw test points and percent test scores. Available in print form or as a merge file that can be used with a word processor or spreadsheet. The merge file may include student responses if desired.
  • Individual Score report - Prints individual report for each  student indicating raw score, percent correct, student responses and the correct answer for items missed.
  • Test Statistics - Displays a student/score histogram graph with either points or percent unit of measurement. Various test statistics, including highest score, lowest score, median, mean, standard deviation, test reliability and standard error of measurement, are calculated and reported.
  • Item Statistics - Prints detailed item analysis indicating item type (matching, multiple choice, true/false), item point value, response distribution, p-value (item difficulty), average overall test score (in percent) of those who correctly marked the item and point biserial correlation (how well a particular item predicted overall test success).

Scantron form 4521, an 8.5" x 11" form with space for 200 questions with five possible responses, must be used for this scanner. Students must enter their names and a unique ID number and darken the corresponding circles. In scoring no marks are made on the scanner sheets and unique identifying information is necessary for reporting.

For the computer-linked scanner, faculty must complete the Scoring Request Sheet (doc) for each test scored, giving us information about the course, instructor and reports requested. Test files will be identified by the course CRN and a sequence number indicating the number of tests scored for that course (i.e., 80904_1 for the first test scored for a course, 80904_2 for the second, etc.). You should indicate both the CRN and sequence number on the Scoring Request Sheet. An answer key marked on the 4521 answer sheet must also be provided. Test files will be deleted at the end of each semester unless you request that they be saved for a longer period of time. 

Please allow one working day for processing, although in most cases, processing will be completed on the same day. Scanner forms must be delivered to the Center for Testing, 100 Lanier Hall during office hours which are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Tests are processed in the order received. You will be notified by phone or e-mail when your materials (scanner sheets and a print copy of requested reports) are ready to be picked up.

For questions about the scoring service, call Kerry Chapman at 478- 445-5016 or e-mail at kerry.chapman@gcsu.edu

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