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JMU Test Scoring Center

Test Scoring Center

Contact Information
Phone:  540-568-7024

Location:
Frye Building Room 102

Hours of Operation

When classes are in session
Mon - Thur, 8am - 8pm
Friday, 8am - 5pm

When classes are not in session
Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm

Spring 2014 Exam Week Hours

Friday, May 2 8am-9pm
Saturday, May 3 9am-7pm
Monday, May 5 8am-9pm
Tuesday, May 6 8am-9pm
Wednesday, May 7 8am-9pm
Thursday, May 8 8am-9pm
Friday, May 9 8am-5pm

Summer 2014 Hours
beginning May 12th

Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm
Friday 8am-noon

Exceptions:
 
Friday, June 13 8am-5pm
Friday, July 11 8am-5pm
Friday, July 25 8am-5pm

Access the JMU Test Scoring SecureWeb at http://secureweb.jmu.edu/computing/TestScoring

Test Scoring News

Test Scoring Reports
All reports are delivered electronically through the Test Scoring SecureWeb system. These reports can be viewed/printed and individual student results can be sent to students via email. Please consider using the electronic reports as an alternative to printed copies.

Special Exam and Summer hours.
Test Scoring will be open special hours during the 2014 Exam week. We will begin summer hours on May 12th, 2014. See “Hours of Operation” listed on this page for additional information.

We are Moving!!!!
Test Scoring is moving to the Student Success Center in Summer 2014The Test Scoring Center will relocate to the 4th floor of the Student Success Center. Our move is scheduled for June 25-27 and we will be closed during this time. We look forward to working with you at our new location beginning on June 30th, 2014.

If you questions about test scoring, please review the information below or contact The Test Scoring Center at 540-568-7024.

Test Scoring FAQs

  1. How do faculty fill out a scansheet 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).
  2. 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.
  3. How do faculty get a test graded?
    • Take your tests the lower level of Frye, room 102.   The door is marked with “Test Scoring Center”.
    • You can bring your completed Test Scoring Form or you can fill one out when you arrive at the Test Scoring Center.
    • All scansheets for one test need to be on the same scansheet type (i.e. F-165, F-166).
    • An answer key needs to be completed on the same scansheet type as the test to be graded.
    • Scansheets should all be stacked with page 1 facing up and hash marks oriented to the same side.
    • Tests will be placed in a numbered folder and then logged into the test log book.
    • Tests are graded on a first come, first served basis.
    • You can wait for the test or pick them up at a later time.
    • Please pick up your completed tests within 2 weeks.  Any scansheets and printouts remaining in Test Scoring at the end of the semester will be shredded.
  4. 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/systems/testscoring-form-Sept-2013.doc

    • 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 also be 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.
      • 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

       

      • 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.

       

  5. 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.

    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.

     

  6. 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-2673

    100

    8.5" X 11"

    10

    $40

    Each pack of forms contains 500 scansheets.

  7. 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.  Test Scoring will submit the ATV to Financial Reporting.  The scansheets are then exchanged for the ATV.

  8. How are scansheets used?
    Scansheets are used by faculty to give multiple choice tests.

  9. 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.

  10. Where is the Test Scoring Center located?
    The Test Scoring Center is located in the lower level of Frye, room 102.  The door is marked with “Test Scoring Center”.

  11. How do I contact The Test Scoring Center?
    The Test Scoring Center phone number is 540-568-7024.

  12. What are the hours of operation for the Test Scoring Center?
    See hours listed at the top of this web page.

  13. What reports does the Test Scoring Center provide?
    • The Test Scoring Center grading software can generate six 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> 104 - Test Statistics Report.pdf

    Contains basic statistical information about the test grades.

    Printed and/or Electronic

    <File Name> 106 - Condensed Test Report.pdf

    Contains a summary analysis of the test and responses for each test question.

    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> 301 - Student Grade Report.pdf

    Contains individualized student grade and response information.

    Printed and/or 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 Blackboard or 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.
  14. 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.

  15. 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).  If you want to email students their grades, be sure to request that files be uploaded to SecureWeb when you are filling out the Test Scoring Form.  Note that students will only receive their own individual test grade report.

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