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Re: [K12OSN] Scantron-like OS software

If that will let me have multiple forms of the test, provide an item analysis so I can figure out which questions are well or badly written and which content my students know or don't, and present it all in a nice table that I can store with the test for the next year, then explain to me how exactly you make your overlays.

Oh, and if they know you're grading them that way, students have a habit of marking two answers occasionally in the hope that you'll miss that fact.


On Monday, July 7, 2003, at 01:46 AM, Gavin Chester wrote:

On Mon, 2003-07-07 at 04:58, Todd O'Bryan wrote:
OK. Let me rephrase my question, since I apparently didn't express it

Does anyone know of software that will take a scanned image of a bubble
sheet in any format and return, again in any format, the contents of
that bubble sheet. I'm looking for something that would let me scan
student papers on a cheap scanner and then tell me their


Why not forget the wonders of technology and just do what savvy teachers
did in days of yore - have an overlay sheet that had cutouts where the correct
answer bubble would show through against each question? That is, when no
filled bubble shows through the cutout overlay the student has got the wrong
answer. I reckon that unless you had 1000s of answer sheets the time spent
would not be too much different by hand compared with scanning and computing.

Sorry if that answer sounds patronising, but I reckon some things can best
be done the old-fashioned way, still ;-)


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