Scanning & Scoring

Scanning & Scoring

Scanning and scoring services are located at the Testing Center at 75 Piedmont Ave, N.E., Suite 200A, Atlanta, GA 30303 at the corner of John Wesley Dobbs and Piedmont Avenue and across from the University Commons, a University Housing unit.

Scanning and Scoring is still available for faculty teaching on-campus courses; however due to changes in the office for COVID, please email us to arrange drop off of the materials to scan at the Testing Center. (updated: 10/07/2020)

Scoring of Objective Classroom Tests
The results of the scoring of objective classroom tests include the following information:

  • Alphabetical class listing with individual percentage scores and 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; and listing of wrong items indicating student responses and keyed responses.

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.

Accepted Forms and Report Formats
The Testing Center provides scanning and scoring services to the university. The office uses a Scantron Insight 70 scanner for which Scantron form 4521 is compatible. All reports will be sent via email in both PDF and text format. Forms are available from the University Bookstore and current Georgia State University vendors via department purchase. Turnaround time ordinarily is 24 business hours (3 work days), although every effort is made to provide reports to instructors as quickly as possible. Completed scans may be picked up only at the Testing Center front desk. Please do not use interoffice mail for requesting exams to be scanned and scored.

Scan Forms Should be Delivered to the Following Locations:
Counseling and Testing Center, Front Desk
75 Piedmont Avenue, NE., Suite 200A
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

Dean of Students office
Student Center, Suite 303
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

Please follow these instructions when submitting forms for scanning:

  • Each submission should be placed in a large envelope with an instruction sheet taped to the outside of the envelope.
  • Please download the Scanning and Test Scoring Request Form for a copy of the instruction sheet.
  • Each group of scan forms must have a key coded according to preferences. Examples can be obtained through the Testing office in the Counseling and Testing Center. All scan forms should be arranged so that the tick marks are facing the same way.
  • Those who wish to pick up the completed score reports themselves should indicate that on the form and tell the person in the Counseling and Testing Center 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 the office staff by 4:30 p.m. on a regular business day will be ready within 24 business hours (3 work days).