Processing of handwritten scantrons into examsoft

We currently use softest to process multiple choice exams. However, there are instances where a computer cannot be used and the student must then fill out a scantron sheet by hand.

How do others handle the process of getting the written scantron answers into softest?
Is it a manual or automated process?
if it is an automated process, please describe?
If it is a manual process what measures do you have in place to reduce the chances of error?
Do you have any policies or procedures in place for this process?

[raymond_flores]

RE: Processing of handwritten scantrons into examsoft

We've just started allowing multiple choice (MC) in Exam4, so are dealing with bubble sheets from some students and MC on the computer from others. We asked the faculty and most apparently don't care about the analysis sheet, which, I think, is the only thing you can't do when the results are separated. We just grade the computer MC and the handwritten MC separately, then they get archived like always.

We briefly thought about entering the handwritten MC into the computer, but then did not want to take responsibility for accuracy.

Jeff Whitcomb
Technology Services Manager
Cumberland School of Law - Samford University

205-726-4662 | office

jmwhitco@samford.edu
cumberland.samford.edu
800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229

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Subject: [teknoids] Processing of handwritten scantrons into examsoft

We currently use softest to process multiple choice exams. However, there are instances where a computer cannot be used and the student must then fill out a scantron sheet by hand.

How do others handle the process of getting the written scantron answers into softest?
Is it a manual or automated process?
if it is an automated process, please describe?
If it is a manual process what measures do you have in place to reduce the chances of error?
Do you have any policies or procedures in place for this process?

[raymond_flores]