Faculty now have the ability to use one or more of 7 key scramble options. They can use one option per key/form. This method saves a significant amount of time in processing and analyzing data.

To use the methods below, complete the foundation key/form (usually Key/Form A) and bring to the Copy Center. You no longer have to complete multiple keys if using the methods below. **Indicate on the exam scoring job ticket which method you'd like to use for each additional key/form.**

**Note:** Our scramble options allow for question (stem) order to be scrambled, **NOT** answer choices (foils).

Here are the patterns for automatic key linking:

1. **Reversal** – Item 1 = Item 10, Item 2 = Item 9, and so on.

KEY A: 1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-D, 5-E, 6-D, 7-C, 8-B, 9-A, 10-B

KEY B: 1-B, 2-A, 3-B, 4-C, 5-D, 6-E, 7-D, 8-C, 9-B, 10-A

2. **Odd-Even-Switch** – Item 1 = Item 2, Item 2 = Item 1, Item 3 = item 4, Item 4 = Item 3, and so on.

KEY A: 1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-D, 5-E, 6-D, 7-C, 8-B, 9-A, 10-B

KEY B: 1-B, 2-A, 3-D, 4-C, 5-D, 6-E, 7-B, 8-C, 9-B, 10-A

3. **Split-Half-Switch** – Items 1 – 5 = Items 6 – 10, Items 6 – 10 = Items 1 – 5. Easy setup for even number of items. If the item count is odd, like 11, then first half will be items 1 – 5, second half is 6 – 11.

KEY A: 1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-D, 5-E, 6-D, 7-C, 8-B, 9-A, 10-B

KEY B: 1-D, 2-C, 3-B, 4-A, 5-B, 6-A, 7-B, 8-C, 9-D, 10-E

4. **Odd-Even-Switch Reversal** – Combination of process 1 and 2 above. First, process the Odd-Even-Switch, then reverse the order.

KEY A: 1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-D, 5-E, 6-D, 7-C, 8-B, 9-A, 10-B

KEY B: 1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-B, 5-E, 6-D, 7-C, 8-D, 9-A, 10-B

5. **Split-Half-Switch Reversal** – Combination of process 1 and 3 above. First, process the Split-Half-Switch, then reverse the order for each half.

KEY A: 1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-D, 5-E, 6-D, 7-C, 8-B, 9-A, 10-B

KEY B: 1-E, 2-D, 3-C, 4-B, 5-A, 6-B, 7-A, 8-B, 9-C, 10-D

6. **Split-Half-Switch Odd-Even** – Combination of process 3 and 2 above. First process Split-Half-Switch, then process Odd-Even-Switch.

KEY A: 1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-D, 5-E, 6-D, 7-C, 8-B, 9-A, 10-B

KEY B: 1-C, 2-D, 3-A, 4-B, 5-A, 6-B, 7-C, 8-B, 9-E, 10-D

7. **Split-Half-Switch Odd-Even-Switch Reversal** – Combination of 3, 2 and 1 above. First Process Split-Half-Switch, then process Odd-Even-Switch, then reverse the order.

KEY A: 1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-D, 5-E, 6-D, 7-C, 8-B, 9-A, 10-B

KEY B: 1-D, 2-E, 3-B, 4-C, 5-B, 6-A, 7-B, 8-A, 9-D, 10-C

**All forms go by the foundation key, Key/Form A.**

If you are using reversal (Item 1 = Item 10, Item 2 = Item 9, and so on), this is what the questions will look like this. The table cells are color-coded by question correlation between the keys.

**KEY A**: 1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-D, 5-E, 6-D, 7-C, 8-B, 9-A, 10-B **KEY B**: 1-B, 2-A, 3-B, 4-C, 5-D, 6-E, 7-D, 8-C, 9-B, 10-A

**KEY A**: 1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-D, 5-E, 6-D, 7-C, 8-B, 9-A, 10-B **KEY C**: 1-B, 2-A, 3-B, 4-C, 5-D, 6-E, 7-D, 8-C, 9-B, 10-A

**KEY A**: 1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-D, 5-E, 6-D, 7-C, 8-B, 9-A, 10-B **KEY D**: 1-B, 2-A, 3-B, 4-C, 5-D, 6-E, 7-D, 8-C, 9-B, 10-A