Procedure No. 24-1
Scoring, Analyzing and Reporting Services
of Tests marked on optically scannable answer
sheets. Part as well as total scores may be obtained.
Versatile scoring programs allow for scoring almost
Analysis including the following information:
- Number and percent choosing each answer.
average score -- an index of item difficulty.
Discrimination index (RXI) -- correlation between
the item and the test score.
error of measurement.
Statistics for current and cumulative tests
- Frequency distribution -- number of persons obtaining
score distribution -- converted scores useful in
weighting tests for grading.
score distribution--percent of class scoring equal
to or less than each particular score.
of maximum score.
listing each person by name and by ID number showing
his/her score, and percentile.
Course identifying information.
Student name and identification number.
Test score information including percentile (Optional).
Keyed answers (Optional).
Student responses (Optional).
Cumulative score information from previous tests.
Record Service which records all test scores
through the semester and totals them after each
test is given. Options include:
scores from essay tests, labs, etc. in the cumfile.
transformations and conversion to standard scores.
lowest 1 or 2 scores.
weighting of tests.
of score statistics and rosters by class (Section).
Scanning -- Information from surveys, record-keeping
forms, and research studies can be marked on scannable
forms. Such data can then be scanned and transmitted
to diskette or emailed, thus eliminating manual
data entry. Custom scannable forms can be developed
using a variety of methods depending on your application.
Contact Testing Services for more information.
Instruments -- generalized programs are available
for processing instruments for rating teachers,
courses, students, etc. These provide the following
and percent choosing each rating.
rating for each question.
rating for each question.
Matching -- This program compares each answer
sheet with each other answer sheet of the same form,
and lists pairs that exceed predetermined criteria.
Such comparisons are helpful in calling attention
to possible cheating.
for Scoring Services
optical scanning answer sheets from your departmental
office. (Available from Testing Services if not
through your departmental office.)
used for any application other than teacher evaluation
or classroom testing must be purchased.
pencils (No. 2) must be used for marking the form.
Do Not Use Ink.
a key by marking all correct answers on an answer
answer sheets and key to the Office of Testing Services,
Adams Hall, Room 128.
tests will be scored the day they are submitted.
Printouts for tests submitted in the morning are
ready the same afternoon.
which call for more than one response (mark) should
not be used. Such items can usually be written with
each option as a separate true-false question.
information is available in:
Hall, Room 128