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Scanning Operations at Penn State

Due to a scheduled OPP electrical shutdown, our web-based instructor tools will be unavailable starting at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 24. We expect to be operational again by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25.

 

Scanning Operations processes scan sheets used to capture course-related assessments, such as quizzes, exams, homework, and surveys. After scanning your sheets, a report is produced that includes student scores and an item analysis, which provides information about the exam's ability to accurately rank students from strong to weak (reliability) and the effectiveness and difficulty of each question. This feedback is useful for improving the testing process. Email us at scan@psu.edu with your questions.


Location

Pollock Building is centrally located on Pollock Road, one block from the HUB Parking Deck and is convenient to Campus Shuttle, Blue Loop and CATA busses.


Fall and spring semester hours

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed University holidays.


Processing time

Two to three business days.


Drop slot

For your convenience, materials may be left in the drop slot adjacent to the entrance to 105 Pollock. Please review the drop off checklist (pdf) before dropping your materials in the slot.


Scanning guide

The Complete Instructor's Guide (pdf) to using our services for scanning, analyzing, and reporting exam results. Submit Your Request for Service.


How to order scan sheets

Use this online form to place orders for scan sheets.


Instructor Web Based Services

Use this link http://instructor.site.psu.edu/ Opens in new window to release e-mail feedback to students, and make score key changes from a remote location. You can also use the web page to download a "comma separated value" (.csv) file of student scores that can be imported directly to the Penn State Grade Book in ANGEL or used in your own grade book.


Adding your scores to ANGEL

Quick and easy, step-by-step instructions for adding your scores to ANGEL. Opens in new window


ANGEL Resources

Standard scanning forms


Request for Service
Submit this form at the beginning of each semester so we can prepare a file that accurately reflects your course assessment plan.


Item weighting (pdf)
Use this form if you want to assign more points for some questions than for others.


Response weighting (pdf)
Use this form if you want to assign more points to some responses within a question than others.


Item unscrambler (5 choice) (pdf)
Use this form if you have multiple versions of a test that have been constructed by scrambling the order of the questions and you want a single item analysis that incorporates data from all versions. If you don't use the unscrambler, you will receive a separate item analysis for each version of the test.


Response unscrambler (5 choice) (pdf)
Use this form if you have multiple versions of a test that have been constructed by scrambling the order of the responses and you want a single item analysis that incorporates data from all versions. If you don't use the unscrambler, you will receive a separate item analysis for each version of the test.


Instructor using touchscreen technology