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What is Exam Scoring?

Exam Scoring offers test scoring and analysis service for objective, multiple-choice examinations. The service provides high levels of reliability, accuracy, and security.

Accessing Exam Scoring

Instructor Tools is the online user portal for Scantron/bubble sheet exams scored at Copy Center 3 - 2500 University Center. Instructors can now log into Instructor Tools and generate their own reports, edit keys, edit student responses, add TAs, etc.

To access the the online portal, navigate to The automatic session time out for the Instructor Tools website will happen after 30 minutes of idle time.

Getting Started with Exam Scoring

An instructor gives an exam using the Scantron bubble sheets. Once completed, they complete the Exam Scoring Job Ticket, Exam Scoring Scramble Sheet (if any), and drop the answer key and student sheets off at the Copy Center located in 2500 UCC. The Copy Center scans the student sheets and sends the reports to the instructor, or lets the instructor know the reports are ready in Instructor Tools. 

Reports: The following reports are available to instructors for each exam that's scored:

  • Canvas Report: CSV file with scores formatted so you can import them into Canvas.
  • CSV Data Export: CSV file of all student responses.
  • Exam Analysis: CSV file that analyses what answers and how many correct answers each question gets.
  • Incorrect Report Analysis: CSV file that shows which incorrect answers were given for each question.
  • Answer Key Analysis: PDF that shows correct answers and points awarded for each question.
  • Roster Report: PDF file formatted like a roster, gives basic information on student performance.
  • Score Graph: PDF file shows graph of distribution of student scores.
  • Student Score Report: PDF file of all individual student scores.

Changes to Exam Drop-off and Pick up

Exams must be dropped off in person or in the secure lockbox located in 2500 UCC. The copy center is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12 to 4 pm.

We will no longer return scanned exams in campus mail. This decision was made by the Academic Technology Advisory Council (ATAC) to protect student privacy/FERPA data. 

ATAC approved that only the instructor or instructor-approved person (as indicated on the job ticket) pick up the scanned exams, and they will be required to present their University ID card at the time of pick up.

The exam scoring job ticket has been updated as well. 



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