[LON-CAPA-admin] scantron testing

Gerd Kortemeyer korte at lite.msu.edu
Tue Jun 14 15:15:00 EDT 2005

Hi Nathan,

On Jun 14, 2005, at 12:57 PM, Nathan Schoenack wrote:

> I'm trying to figure out anonymous Scantron testing for our  
> department here at NDSU (we actually use NCS scanners and forms).   
> Is there anybody out there that's using NCS and has successfully  
> implemented the randomized testing and scoring through LON-CAPA.   
> If so, I have a couple questions for you:
>     A. What type of NCS bubblesheet form do you use?

Well, it's called Scantron, but we are also using NCS at MSU.

The form is NCS MM226157-1 in pumpkin color, but they come in all  
kinds of colors.

I have uploaded a scan of the front and back of the sheet to http:// 

>     B. Do you take the raw data from the NCS scanning (a .DAT file)  
> and have LON-CAPA process that for scoring, or do you run a Perl  
> script (or something like that) to put it in a certain format?

Our Scoring Office is producing a raw output file and uploads it to  

>     C. Have you needed to change the /home/httpd/lonTabs/ 
> scantronformat.tab file?

Hmm ... depends on what your Scoring Office produces as output. Maybe  
they can use our MSU software if it's the same scanner?

- Gerd.

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