Scanning & Scoring

Scanning and Scoring

Scanning and scoring services are located at the Counseling and Testing Center inside Citizens Trust Bank at 75 Piedmont Ave, N.E., Suite 200A, Atlanta, GA 30303.  Citizens Trust Bank is located at the corner of John Wesley Dobbs and Piedmont Avenue and across from the University Commons, a Georgia State University student housing unit.

I. Scoring of Objectively Scored Classroom Tests

  • Alphabetical class listing with individual percentage scores, number of items right, incorrect, omitted, and correct minus 1/4 incorrect.
  • Item analysis with frequency of students selecting each response to an item; mean percent correct, mean percent incorrect, percentage of students who responded correctly and incorrectly, point biserial correlation coefficient, and discrimination index.
  • Grade distribution with mean and standard deviation, frequency and cumulative frequency of percentage scores and percentiles.
  • Reliability measures with odd-even, first-half last-half, Kuder-Richardson Formula 20, and standard error of measurement.
  • Graph of distribution of percentage scores.
  • (Optional) Individual Student Reports which include the instructor’s name, each student’s name and identification number, number of items right, wrong, and omitted, listing of wrong items indicating student responses and keyed responses.

II. Summarizing Questionnaires and Surveys
Analysis of data includes frequency and percentage of each response for every item as well as a mean, standard deviation and correlation for each item. An overall test mean and standard deviation is also listed. Information for each individual includes total score (for Likert scales), mean and number omitted.

III. Transferring Collected Data From Optical Scanning Forms to Data Files
The Counseling and Testing Center provides the following scanning and scoring services to the university. Data collected on a large variety of optical scanning forms may be transferred in ASCII format to one or more of the following:

  • Attached data file to email, or
  • A compact disk (CD)

The Counseling and Testing Center utilizes the Scantron Opscan Insight 70 scanner. Because not all types of forms are compatible with this machine, it is recommended that users confirm that forms to be used are, indeed, compatible. Two types of general purpose answer sheets, which are compatible with our hardware, are available for purchase through current Georgia State University vendors as well as through the Georgia State University Bookstore via departmental purchase. Turnaround time for the above services is normally one working day. Forms may be picked up only at 75 Piedmont location. Please do not use Interoffice mail service for sending forms.

Scan Forms Should be Delivered to the Following Locations:

The Counseling and Testing Center — Front Desk
75 Piedmont Avenue, NE., Ste. 200A
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

Dean of Students Office
Student Center, Ste. 300
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

  • Each submission should be placed in a large envelope with an instruction sheet taped to the outside of the envelope.
  • Each group of scan forms must have a key coded according to preferences.  Examples can be obtained at the Testing Office.  All scan forms should be arranged so that the tick marks are facing the same way.
  • If you wish to pick up the completed score reports yourself, please indicate that on the form and tell the person in the Testing Office to make a note of it in the log book.  This will prevent confusion when Graduate Assistants pick up for an entire department.

Regular Processing Schedule:
Forms delivered and logged in by our office staff by 4:30 p.m. on a regular business day will be ready within 24 hours.

Processing Schedule For Official Final Examination Days:
Due to staffing limitations, 9 a.m. turnaround processing is not available during finals week.