[LON-CAPA-admin] scantron in csv format

Todd Ruskell truskell at mymail.mines.edu
Thu Aug 27 17:36:07 EDT 2009


It looks to me like we still need more information, like the precise format
of a single line of the csv file.    Until we have that, it's hard to know
what processing, if any, will be necessary.


On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 2:22 PM, James Mueller <mueller at pitt.edu> wrote:

> I just received the following message from the university office that
> processes scantron forms.  Now I haven't gone back to look at the perl
> script, but our current code assumes the data file is just one line per
> students with the appropriate fields indicated by what column characters are
> in.   Now the question is whether this assumption is built into loncapa, or
> does this just mean I will have to rewrite the perl script to get the
> appropriate information out of the csv file and into loncapa?
>  You may also have already heard of another upcoming change:  OMET is
>> making the transition to a new system for scoring tests and producing item
>> analysis reports known as ParSCORE.
>> ParSCORE generates high quality reports that include all of the
>> statistical information contained in our current item analysis reports.
>>  Furthermore, OMET will continue to provide you with your data file upon
>> your request.   ParSCORE saves data files in CSV (comma separated value)
>> format.  As text files, CSV files can be opened on both MacIntosh and
>> Windows machines;  data in CSV format can easily be imported into Excel and
>> most other commonly used applications.
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