Information Technology Services provides OMR Scantron scanning and report generation for tests and surveys.
- All Scantron forms must be dropped off and picked up at the ITS Help Desk
- The ITS scanning machine ONLY reads markings in PENCIL.
- Answer bubble must be COMPLETELY filled in
- Changes must be COMPLETELY erased
- NO markings on the left side of the form where the registration marks are (black bars)
- NO staples
- NO bending of the form
The Standard Multiple Choice (200 questions, 5-choice AE) Scantron Forms F-3567-BU are available to purchase through Brock University Printing and Digital Services, MacKenzie Chown G210, ext. 3207.
Tests submitted without student numbers will NOT be marked.
Note: ITS is not responsible for any results generated from Scantron sheets filled out incorrectly.
Basic Scanning Service
A request form for this basic scanning service, provided by ITS at no charge, must be completed when the Scantron sheets are dropped off at the ITS Help Desk. The Scantron sheets are read, and the resulting raw data file is uploaded to the portal and will be available for download.
Instructors can request that the following reports be generated and emailed to the address provided on the Scantron cover sheets.
Class Response Report – provides a record of the students’ test responses, sorted by Student ID number. The first line of the report is the answer key, correct answers are indicated by hyphens, incorrect answers are noted by the student’s choice of answer, omitted answers are left blank, and incorrect multiple marks are noted with hyphens.
Score Distribution Report – analysis of how student scores are distributed; a histogram report option is also available from within this distribution report; also includes highest, lowest, mean and median scores, and standard deviation.
Detailed Item Analysis Report – provides detailed distractor analysis; includes reliability, difficulty or effectiveness of a question.
Get More Insight Into Your Scantron Results
The information provided in your Scantron reports includes all the empirical data instructors need to evaluate the quality of multiple choice items and improve the quality of items for future use. Please contact the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI) for assistance interpreting this information.
CPI hosts workshops on the interpretation of test and course evaluation results as well as the construction of better multiple choice questions and the wide range of assessment formats and mediums.
CPI is always willing to meet with instructors and others to help them better understand the test and course evaluation results.
Scantrons are processed Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Please allow 48 hours for processing tests. Survey processing time varies due to do volume and exam priority.
There is currently no charge for test and survey processing although there is a fee for test and survey forms. Test forms are ordered from Scantron through Printing and Digital Services. Survey forms are created individually and printed through Printing and Digital Services.
The ITS Help Desk is happy to help you. Here’s how you can contact us: