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Types of Scan Sheets

    Orange Sheets (UMKC General Purpose -- Answer Sheets)

    • Orange answer sheets have a maximum capacity for 200 questions and up to five answer choices per question.
    • Students may suppress their identification number and score from appearing on a publicly viewed report by filling in the field provided on the answer sheet.

    Green Sheets (NCS General Purpose -- Answer Sheets)

    • Green answer sheets have a maximum capacity for 120 questions and up to ten answer choices per question.
    • Students may suppress their identification number and score from appearing on a publicly viewed report by darkening in the bubble in the 10th position (column J) of the identification number.

    Orange and Green sheets cannot be mixed. 

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Use of the General Purpose Answer Sheets

    Answer Key(s):

    Main Answer Key

    • Name: Code as AK MASTER KEY AK, with the bubbles corresponding to the appropriate letters and spaces filled in.
    • Identification Number: Use the value ‘999999999' on both the orange and green answer sheets, and fill in the corresponding bubbles.
    • Test Answers: Each question must have the correct response bubble filled in, except in the case of skipped questions. Skipped Questions: If the instructor wishes to skip a particular question, she or he must leave the response bubbles for that particular question blank on the answer key.
    • Scoring: Unless specified, correct answers are given a weight of one (1). You may specify different point values for each correct answer. For example: questions 1-25 may have 2 points for each correct answer and questions 25-50 have 3 points for each correct response.

    Partial Credit Key(s) - Up to 9 partial credit keys - one key per scan sheet.

    • Name: Code as AK PC KEY AK, with the bubbles corresponding to the appropriate letters and spaces filled in.
    • Identification Number: Use the value ‘9999999' followed by 2 numbers indicating the point value for that partial score, i.e. ‘999999901’ would be 1 point, and ‘999999902’ would be 2 points, etc.
    • Test Answers: Fill in the bubbles for only the questions getting partial credit.
    • Scoring: The point value for additional credit will be added to the students score if they choose the partial credit answer. Student responses are still restricted to one answer per question.

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Student Responses

  • Name: The student name does not need to be filled in.
  • Identification Number: The identification number must be unique for each answer sheet. In accordance to the Buckley Amendment of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act this value must not identify the specific student with any reasonable certainty. Information Services recommends a numbering system that is known only by the instructor and each individual student. The value must be between one and nine digits long, and must be unique. No two score sheets within a given test group can use the same identification number.
  • Test Answers: Only one answer per question. If more than one bubble is filled in, it is not counted in the score, and appears as a ? on the report.

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Reports

    Standard Reports

    • Question Analysis Report

    A two-dimensional table giving each possible response within the columns and question numbers on the rows. The correct response is marked with an asterisk (*). As an example, see the table below:

    Question A B C D E No
    Response
    RPBI
    1 4*
    80.00
    0
    0.00
    1
    20.00
    0
    0.00
    0
    0.00
    0
    0.00

    +0.90
    2 0
    0.00
    3*
    60.00
    0
    0.00
    0
    0.00
    2
    40.00
    0
    0.00

    -0.80


    Here there are five students and two questions. Question 1 is answered correctly by 80% of the five students. Question 2 is answered correctly only by 60% of the same five students.   RPBI is the point-biserial correlation.  This statistic indicates the relationship between the items score and the total test score.   Assuming that the total test score accurately discriminates among individuals, then the highest RBPI would represent the most discriminate item.

    • Summary of Statistics Report

    The summary of statistics provides the number of valid questions, number of points possible on the test, number of tests processed, average score, standard deviation, and the Kuder-Richardson (KR 20) statistic.

    Statistics of Data

    A histogram indicating the frequency distribution of all the scores.

    • Grade Results Reports

    There are two grade reports, one is sorted by name and gives the identification number, score, and name. The second report is sorted by identification number and gives the identification number and score. This second report may be used for public posting of grades since it does not contain student names. Please remember the Buckley Amendment when considering this option.

    Optional Reports

    • Individual Student Error Listing

    The report is sorted by identification number and name. For each student, it creates a separate page giving the number of questions, the points possible for the test, the number of correct answers, and then the point score for that student. This information is followed by a table giving a report on incorrect responses. This includes the question number, the point value for that question, the correct response, the student’s response, and partial credit. This sheet of paper can be handed back to the student for her own records.

    • Percentage Scoring Report  

    The report is sorted by identification number and name.  It gives the number of questions, the points possible for the test, the number of correct answers, and then the percentage score for that student. This information is followed by a table giving a report on incorrect responses. This includes the question number, the point value for that question, the correct response, the student’s response, and partial credit. This sheet of paper can be given to the student for his own records.

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Diskette Output

    A list of the results consisting of name, identification number, weighted score, and the number wrong. A name must be chosen for the file, consisting of 8 characters and file extension. Name examples: Psy441T2.dat or Exam2F97.txt. You must provide a blank, PC-formatted diskette for the data to be written to.

    If you have any questions pertaining to the test scanning/scoring process, please call the UMKC Operational Support Office at 235-1491 or email.

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