Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I get my scantrons graded?
You can get your scantrons graded at the Opscan office located on the first floor
of the Melville Main Library S1461A. Use the south entrance to the Faculty Center
of the Melville Library from the Academic Mall and our office can be found directly across
from the Faculty Center. Click
Campus Map - Opscan Office to view map. (For an accessible list of Campus Map locations,
click here and search for
Library, Frank Melville Jr. Memorial)
During our opening hours, you may drop off your exam forms and pick them up when the
results are ready. A request form will be provided for each job request.
What are the hours of operation?
Our normal open hours are from 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
What if I can't drop my exam off until after the closing time of 4:30PM?
We offer a secure after-hours drop box. The Main SINC Site help desk provides scanning
request forms and envelopes.
Fill out the form and place the form inside the envelope along with the answer key(s)
and exam forms. If more than one envelope is used, indicate total number of envelopes
on the request form. Close envelope(s) securely and label them. Deposit the envelope(s)
into the Night Drop Box located on the left of the OpScan office door.
What do I need when submitting my test for grading?
You must submit the following materials for all exam grading requests:
Opscan Test Scoring Request Form
Course information must be filled out
(subject code, course #, and section #, ex: AMS-102-01). This is crucial in order
to find the correct student roster for your class. This form is available online
and is also available at the Opscan office and may be filled out at time of submission.
The answer key has the correct answers and versions bubbled in for the exam. All answer
keys must be completed before bringing tets to be graded. Failure to do so delays
the processing of your exams, especially during midterm and final periods. Please
indicate these forms by writing in 'ANSWER KEY' in the Last Name section of the scantron.
Student scantrons to be graded
All student scantrons must have the students'
ID number, and
written and bubbled in. Sample student scantrons are available
here. Please remind students of proper methods of bubbling in their answers with #2 pencils
(available on the back of all scantrons). Since we use machines to scan the scantrons,
any answers filled in improperly will risk being marked incorrectly. Before submitting
exam sheets to the Opscan office, please check that they are all facing the same direction.
How do I get the Scantron test forms?
Departments should order forms from Central Services (Main Campus) by contacting Louise
The Opscan Office DOES NOT supply the forms.
Can I have test versions pre-bubbled on the exam forms?
Test version numbers can be pre-bubbled/pre-slugged on the exam forms through the
Computing Center as a courtesy and by request only. To use this service, call the
Computing Center at 632-8035 and make arrangements with the computer operators to
process your forms. You will need to fill out and attach the
to all requests with the Computing Center.
When more than one test version is used it is very important for students to bubble
in the right test version numbers so that their responses can be scanned properly.
What is the usual turn-around time for processing requests?
The turn-around time is usually 48 hours. However, it may vary depending on the number
of forms, complexity of the requests, conditions of the forms, and the timing during
When should I pick up my exams?
All exams must be retrieved no more than 2 weeks after receiving the notification
e-mail and results.
Due to limited storage space, exams left for longer than 2 weeks will be mailed back
to the faculty member through inter-campus mail. The
office is not responsible for lost or misdirected inter-campus mail.
What is provided in the Items Analysis Report?
Besides raw scores and individual student responses, the exam scanning report also
provides information about median score, score standard deviation, item difficulty
(i.e. the percent of students correctly answering the item), test reliability coefficients,
score distribution, and grade distribution. You will be e-mailed the results after
the test has been graded.
Please see our
helpful guide to interpreting your item analysis report.
How can I upload OpScan results to Blackboard?
In order to upload your
you must save both the Opscan file and the Grade Center file to your computer and
then upload both into our
File Merger program
. This will merge the 2 files into 1 new file called grade.csv. Then you will upload
this new merged file into Blackboard’s Grade Center.
Please note: Downloading your Grade Center and converting your Opscan results to a CSV file on
a Mac is
the same as doing so on a Windows computer. To avoid common errors and for the best
results, download, save, merge and upload CSV files to your Grade Center from a Windows