To submit a request for test scoring, a request form and a key sheet must be provided for each test.
Every test scoring request must be accompanied by at least one key sheet (a master key). Key sheets designate to the system which answer or answers are correct for an item on a test. Weighting of questions or assigning point values on a test (standard/sub-test/assessment) can be done by using column P in the Special Codes field on key sheets. Exams may contain multiple answers per question. Multiple answers must be identified on all applicable key sheets as well as the request form.
Sub-testing is a way to evaluate an entire test in separate sections. When using sub-tests a master key is needed of the entire test as well as individual keys per sub-test.
An assessment is a way to evaluate a select set of questions from a test. When creating an assessment a master key is needed of the entire test as well as an assessment key for the portion being evaluated. A second test scoring request form is required for an assessment. The output will include two sets of reports; one for the entire exam and one for the select set of questions being evaluated.
Blue or Green Answer Sheets
Blue or green answer sheets are used by students to take a test and are used by instructors to develop answer keys for a test. It is important to note that each test scoring request may only contain either blue or green answer sheets, not a combination of both. The blue form supports up to 200 questions with 5 possible responses for each question (A – E). The green form supports up to 120 questions with 10 possible responses for each question (A – J).
Key sheets must include the following:
- Name field:
Master Key: Key last name first initial. (Key Weeks K)
Sub-Test Key: STA last name first initial. (STA Weeks K)
Assessment Key: Asmnt last name first initial. (Asmnt Weeks K)
- Special Codes field: Column P can be used to assign points to questions.
- Sex, Grade or Educ, Birthdate, Identification Number fields: Can be left blank.
Student Answer Sheets
Answer sheets must include the following:
- Name field: Last name and first name of the student. (Weeks Kathy)
- Identification Number field:
A unique ID beginning in column A, with two digits or more.
No blank fields between numbers.
- Sex, Grade or Educ, Birthdate, Special Codes fields: Can be left blank.