Dedicated OMR Scanning in ExamView Test Manager

Kevin Herrholtz -

Using the ExamView Test Manager, it is possible to collect results by scanning bubble sheets using an OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) scanner.

The following OMR scanners and forms are currently supported and appear as options in Test Manager's Get Results from Scanner dialog box even if the hardware is not available.

Apperson

Scanner: Advantage 1200

Forms: 2850, 2851, 2854

Website: www.appersonedu.com

Pearson/NCS

Scanner: EZData

Forms: 258936, 258937, 259402, 259404, 259405

Website: www.scantron.com

  1. Open the Test Manager.
  2. From the Get Results from Scanner dialog box, select the appropriate OMR scanner from the drop-down menu.

    The Print correct answers on scanner sheet option automatically becomes enabled if it is a feature supported by the selected scanner model.

  3. Select the connection port to which the scanner is connected or click Detect Scanner to automatically set the port.
  4. Select the form from the drop-down menu.
    NOTE

    The list of available forms changes depending upon the selected scanner model.

  5. Set the beginning question number and click Next.
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    The same forms can be used for multiple assignments. For example, a 10 question quiz is administered and scannedad. For the next quiz, set the beginning question number to 11 and instruct the students to fill in the bubbles for questions 11-20.

  6. Click Start Scanning to activate the scanning session.
  7. Scan the forms.
  8. If the Student ID on the form does not match the Student ID in the class roster, manually select the student from the roster.
  9. Click Finish to accept the scores and return to the gradebook.
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