Overview

The Test Scoring Center provides grading and analysis of scansheets used for quizzes, tests, exams and surveys.

Who can use this Service?

JMU faculty

How can I get this Service?

Bring the scansheet key, student scansheets, and the Test Scoring Form (also available at the Test Scoring Center) to the Student Success Center, Room 4025.  Please use the information in the FAQs below to obtain the information needed to grade your test.

The JMU Test Scoring SecureWeb is available at http://secureweb.jmu.edu/computing/TestScoring.

Information for course evaluations is also available here

Where can I get Help/Support?

Contact the Test Scoring Center at (540) 568-7024

Email Stuart Broughton at broughsa@jmu.edu

FAQs

How do faculty fill out an answer key?

  • IMPORTANT: Use a number 2 lead pencil only.  Ink or colored pencil marks will not be read.
  • Fill in boxes (answers) completely or responses may not be read.
  • Keep scansheets in good condition.  Do not fold, bend or hole punch the scansheets.  Do not allow scansheets to get wet.
  • The instructor will fill out one scansheet as an answer key. 
  • Fill in “00” for ID number on the answer key.
  • Include the instructor’s name on the answer sheet
  • All scansheets for a given test, including the answer key, must be the same form type (i.e. F-165, F-166).

How do students fill out a scansheet?

  • IMPORTANT:  Use a number 2 lead pencil only.  Ink or colored pencil marks will not be read.
  • Write your name, test information and date in the spaces provided as directed by your instructor.
  • Write your JAC number in the spaces provided and fill in the corresponding numbered boxes.  Although there is room for 10 digits, use only the top 9.  Verify that the ID section is properly filled out and marked to avoid errors in associating a test with a student.
  • ID information on side 2 of the form is not required.
  • Fill in boxes (answers) completely or responses may not be read.
  • Erase mistakes completely.
  • To lessen erasures, mark your answers first on the test paper and then put them on the scansheet.
  • Do not make any stray marks on the test form.
  • Do not bend, fold, or hole-punch the scansheet.
  • Do not allow scansheets to get wet

What information is needed on the Test Scoring Form?
A Test Scoring Form must be filled out for each test submitted to the Test Scoring Center. 

This form can be downloaded at
http://www.jmu.edu/computing/testscoring-form-Sept-2013-1.doc

form

 Description of fields on the JMU Test Scoring Form

JMU e-ID

Course instructor's unique JMU login ID used to login to JMU systems. This is based on your last name and initials – not your employee number (JAC). If multiple instructors need to receive electronic results, list all e-IDs here.

Instructor Name

The first and last name of the course instructor.

File Name

The identifier that will be used on reports and for files uploaded to the Test Scoring SecureWeb.  The file name should consist of:  lowercase letters/numbers/dash (no spaces or other special characters). Each file name used during a semester must be unique to avoid overwriting existing files.

It is suggested that you use a semester code, department & course, section and test number (e.g. FA05HI3240501)

  • FA05 = semester code
  • HI324 = Dept & Course
  • 05 = Section
  • 01 = Test

Report Header

(optional)

This will appear at the top of the test reports.  Students may have multiple tests emailed to them so you may want to include the course name and test number (e.g. History 225 Test 1)

# of Questions Scored

Number of questions to be graded for this test

Print Statistics: Yes/No

Indicates whether the five statistics reports will be printed by the Test Scoring Center.  Note that reports can viewed and printed as needed by faculty using the Test Scoring SecureWeb.

Print Individual Student Sheets: Yes/No

Indicates whether individual student reports (1 sheet per student) will be printed by the Test Scoring Center. This printout can consume a large amount of paper. Please consider electronic delivery of individual reports to students using the Test Scoring SecureWeb.

Question Blocks

This option allows different blocks of questions to be scored with different point values and to indicate how questions with multiple correct answers are to be handled.  Also can be used to define extra credit questions.

  • Begin – defines first question in a block
  • End – defines last question in a block
  • Value – defines special point values for questions.  Default point value is 1.000.
  • Extra Credit – defines questions to be treated as extra credit.  Using this may allow students to score higher than 100% on a test.
  • And? – A questions with multiple answers can be graded two ways:
  • “OR” function (default) – student must select only one of the possible answers in order to be correct.
  • “AND” function – student must select ALL of the possible answers in order to be correct.  Indicate the option by writing “AND” in the appropriate column.

Sample of multiple block scoring

block scoring

  • Questions 1 to 10 have a value of 5 points for each correct answer.
  • Questions 11 to 20 have no value so they are worth the default of one point for each correct answer.
  • Questions 21 to 30 have a value of 4 points for each correct answer.
  • Question 31 is not indicated in any range and will be omitted from the grading process.
  • Questions 32 to 50 have a value of 5 points and all answers marked on key must be marked on student scansheet to be correct.
  • Question 51 is graded as a 2 point extra credit question.

How do Faculty use the Test Scoring SecureWeb?

  • The Test Scoring Center SecureWeb is a web based application that allows faculty to access the files created during the scanning and grading process.  This system is available at http://secureweb.jmu.edu/computing/TestScoring.  The system requires users to login with their JMU e-ID and password. 
  • After logging in, the user will be asked to enter their e-ID and select the “Faculty Access” option.  A user must specify their JMU e-ID or they will be unable to access any of the uploaded files.  Note that the “Create New Account” is only used by The Test Scoring Center staff.
  • There are four functions available within the Test Scoring Center SecureWeb.  These functions are described below:

Function

Description and Instructions

View Report (PDF) Files

This function allows a user to view, save, and print the reports generated by the grading process.  A report file is opened by clicking on the file name and then selecting the "Submit" button.  Once this PDF file is opened for viewing, the user has the option to "Save As" or "Print" the file.

Open Data (CSV) Files

This function allows a user to open a "comma separated variable" data file using Excel. A data file is opened by clicking on the file name and then selecting the "Submit" button.  A dialog box will open asking you to re-authenticate with your JMU e-ID and password before the file opens.  Once the file is opened, it can then be used to do additional grade analysis, or it can be used to upload grades into Blackboard or Canvas.

Email Grades

This function allows a user to email grade or grade & response reports to the students.  Reports are emailed by clicking on the file name, selecting "Grades Only" or "Grades and Responses", entering customized text into the subject line (optional) and then clicking the "Submit" button.  A preview screen will then open showing which students will receive emails and some basic grade information.  This preview screen is designed to help faculty determine which scansheets had incorrect or unreadable JAC numbers.  On the preview screen, a user is given the option to "Cancel" and return to the previous screen or to "Send Email" and deliver the test results to students. Note that email messages will not be sent unless the “Send Email” button is clicked.

Examine Logs

This function allows users to view log files created by the email process in order to try and determine if an email was sent to a specific user.  Normally, this option would be used when working with Test Scoring staff to investigate a problem.

What scansheets are available for use?

Form #

Number of Questions

Size

Reponses per question

Cost per pack

F-165

100

4.25" x 11"

5

$20

F-166

300

8.5" X 11"

5

$40

F-8063

200

8.5" X 11"

5

$40

F-2637

100

8.5" X 11"

10

$40

Each pack of forms contains 500 scansheets.

How do faculty obtain scansheets?
Scansheets are obtained directly from your department.  The Test Scoring Center does not give scansheets directly to faculty. Departments obtain scansheets by filling out an Agency Transaction Voucher (ATV) and bringing the original ATV to the Test Scoring Center.  The scansheets are then exchanged for the ATV.  Test Scoring will submit the ATV to Financial Reporting.

Are the scansheets the same as last semester?
Yes. The scansheets are the same.  Each scansheet will have a form number printed on it (i.e. F-165). Scansheets are also known as scantrons, scanforms, bubble mark forms, and optical mark forms, but we are calling them scansheets to differentiate them from other forms.

What reports does the Test Scoring Center provide?

  • The Test Scoring Center grading software can generate seven PDF formatted files and one CSV file for each test.
  • The files that are generated are based on the information provided on the Test Scoring Form
  • The name for each of the files will begin with the file name designated on the Test Scoring Form. 
  • See “What information is needed on the Test Scoring Form” for additional information.
  • The files provided and a brief description of their content are shown below:

Test Name

Description

Delivery

<File Name> 101 - Student Statistics Report.pdf

Contains a summary listing of the students with their raw and percentage scores.

Printed and/or Electronic

<File Name> 103 - Class Frequency Distribution Report.pdf

Contains a statistical analysis of the grade distributions across the grading scale.

Printed and/or Electronic

<File Name> 150 - Student Grade Report.pdf

Contains individualized student grade and response information.  Old report #301

Printed and/or Electronic

<File Name> 204 - Condensed Item Analysis Report.pdf

Contains an analysis of the responses for each test question

Printed and/or Electronic

<File Name> 206 - Condensed Test Report.pdf

Contains a summary analysis of the test and responses for each test question.  Old report #106

Printed and/or Electronic

<File Name> 310 - Test Statistics Report.pdf

Contains basic statistical information about the test grades.  Old report #104

Printed and/or Electronic

<File Name>320 - Test Item Statistics Report.pdf

Statistical information including the point value for each question.

Electronic

<File Name>.csv

Contains individualized student grade and response information in a "comma separated variable" format.  this file can be opened with Excel for additional analysis or for uploading into Canvas.

Electronic

All files delivered electronically will be available through the Test Scoring Center SecureWeb.  This system is available at http://secureweb.jmu.edu/computing/TestScoring.
In order to reduce paper and costs, we recommend electronic delivery of the reports using the Test Scoring SecureWeb.

Can I get reports delivered electronically?
Yes, all reports and data files are automatically uploaded to the Test Scoring Center SecureWeb and can be accessed at http://secureweb.jmu.edu/computing/TestScoring. In order to reduce paper and costs, we recommend electronic delivery of the reports.

Can Students receive their test results electronically?
Yes.  The Test Scoring Center SecureWeb gives faculty the ability to email students two separate reports.  The first report provides the student with their summary test grade information (percentage and raw score).  The second report provides the student with their detailed test grade information (percentage, number correct, question/response/correct answer).  The files necessary for emailing student grades are automatically uploaded to the Test Scoring SecureWeb site available to faculty.  Note that students will only receive their own individual test grade report.

How do I upload grades to Canvas?
Instructions for uploading grades to Canvas can be found on the LET website at http://sites.jmu.edu/citsupport/upload-grades-to-canvas/.

Test Scoring Center 
Regular Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Special Exam Hours (fall 2018): 
December 8 9am - 7pm
December 10 - 13 8am - 9pm
December 14 8am - 5pm

 

Contact Information
Stuart Broughton
broughsa@jmu.edu
540-568-7024

Location
Student Success Center
Room 4025

News

Back to Top