Online Education

Test Scoring

Test Scoring services (Scantron, bubble sheets and header sheets) are available at the Testing Center.

Please inquire at the front desk regarding  estimated turn-around time.

Brown Hall 115
320-308-3181
scsu_online@stcloudstate.edu

Directions for Completing the Test Header Sheet (Instructor)

Form Marking

  • Use a number 2 pencil only
  • Make dark marks that fill the oval completely
  • Erase completely and cleanly when making changes
  • Do not make any stray marks on the answer sheet
  • Do not write in the margins.

Fields to be completed by the instructor (Side 1)

Test Name (required)

  • "dept number section" format followed by optional text
  • Example: "BCIS 340 08 Exam 1a" for Exam 1a in section 8 of class BCIS 340

Sub Tests (required)

  • "00" if no subtests
  • If subtests are desired, see test scoring staff for assistance

Formula Scoring (required)

  • "No"

Printer (required)

  • "Off"

Performance Assessment (required)

  • "No"

Versions (required)

  • "No"

Instructor’s Last Name (required)

First Name (required)

Test Date (optional)

School/District, Grade/Group, and Class/Subgroup are not used at St. Cloud State University.

Fields to be completed by the instructor (Side 2)

Contact name, phone number and department (required)

Reports: Select reports as needed

Report Sort Option: Select one option as needed

Other Processing Options: Select as needed

Special Instructions: Write in any additional information or special instructions for processing the forms

Fields to be completed by Test Scoring Staff (Side 1)

Test ID (required)

  • Must be exactly 6 digits
  • Must be a unique test identifier
  • Can only be assigned by test scoring staff in the Center

Test Data Set Name (optional)

  • Required if the test data set is saved for reports or other processing
  • Can only be assigned by test scoring staff in the Center

Directions for completing the General Purpose Answer Sheet

The General Purpose Answer Sheet is completed once by the instructor as a key and also completed by the students taking the actual test.

Form Marking

  • Use a number 2 pencil only
  • Make dark marks that fill the oval completely
  • Erase completely and cleanly when making changes
  • Do not make any stray marks on the answer sheet
  • Do not write in the margins

The Key (completed by the instructor)

Complete one General Purpose Answer Sheet as the key, which contains the correct responses for each question in the test

  • In the Identification # field, enter values using the format xb999, where
    • x = "1", the number of key sheets
    • b = a blank column/position
    • 999 = the number of questions in the test (for example:  5, 47, or 125)
    • Fill-in the corresponding bubbles
  • Fill-in the correct response for each question
    • One response is marked – this mark is the only correct answer
    • All responses are marked – any response is correct
    • No response is marked – the question is ignored

The Student Answer Sheets (completed by the students)

There should be one answer sheet per student.

Last Name (optional)

First Name (optional)

Birthdate (not used)

Identification # (required)

  • Left Justified in the field
  • Guideline: Use the 8 digit SCSU ID (same ID number used for registration)
  • The identification number must be unique for each answer sheet. An answer sheet with a duplicate identification number will overlay the original answer sheet.

Special Codes (not used)

Gender (not used)

Grade or Educ (not used)

Response Items

  • Variable number of student responses dependent on the specific set of questions

Please note that based on the stacking mechanism on the scanner, the student answer sheets will be returned to the instructor in the reverse order of how they were submitted for processing.