Instructor Tools Documentation

Once your key(s) and student answer sheets are scanned, we'll separate any sheets with errors and return the packet to you. When you have received your packet, you will next log into the Scanning Instructor Tools website* to fix any errors, rescore your exam, and generate exam reports.

*Logon with your Penn State Access account ID and password. For best results, please use either Firefox or Chrome.

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Main Functions

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Rescore

Rescore, this page is used to rescore your exam after you…

  • Changed any of your answer keys on the Answer Key page
  • Corrected any answers on student sheets from the Sheet Data page
  • Configured weighting on the Answer Key page
  • Omitted any question(s) on the Answer Key page
  • Changed the question status to a bonus question on the Answer Key page
  • Added bonus points for an individual or entire class (not associated with a question) on the Rescore page
  • After you are finished scoring your exam, this page can also be used to release reports to your students.
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Rescore Instructions

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  1. Click the RESCORE tab.
  2. Select your Exam ID from the dropdown list.
  3. If you have made changes to your answer key forms and did not previously answer "Yes" to rescore your exam when prompted on the ANSWER KEYS page, you can rescore your exam now by clicking the "Rescore Exams" button.
  4. To add bonus points to an individual, select "Add Bonus Points", enter the number of points to add, then select the student's name from the list.
  5. Click Rescore Exams.
  6. If you want to remove the bonus points, repeat the process with a negative point value.
  7. The Reset button clears the Exam ID to let you select and rescore another exam. It does not reverse any changes you have made.
  8. To release student score reports, check the box and click "Rescore Exams". The score reports are emailed to your students via an automated process.

Sheet Data

Sheet Data, this page allows you to…

  • Associate answer sheets to students that did not include or incorrectly coded their student ID
  • Select an answer key/form code for students that did not fill out the form code on their answer sheet
  • Correct a student's stray or double marks on their answer sheet
  • View raw exam scores
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Sheet Data Instructions

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  1. Click on the SHEET DATA tab.
  2. Select the Exam ID from the dropdown list. The students' answer sheets will render in the window.
  3. Select a specific student or sheet number to edit. The sheet details will appear in the right pane.
  4. To correct a response, click the appropriate question in the SHEET RESPONSES window, from the dropdown list select the answer that was actually bubbled in on the answer sheet .
  5. Click "Update"
  6. Click "Save"
  7. After you have saved all of your changes, you need to return to the RESCORE page and run a rescore exams operation before changes to the student's score become effective.
  8. To correlate a missing student's name or ID with a sheet number:
    1. Sheets without a name are listed first
    2. Find the corresponding hard copy sheet of the same number—sheet numbers are printed in the answer sheet's left margin.
    3. Click on the sheet number
    4. In the SHEET RESPONSES window click EDIT, fill-in the student's information in the text boxes provided.
    5. Click "Update"
    6. Click "Save" when finished.

Reports

Reports, this page allows you to…

  • Generate and download all reports by exam
  • Generate and download selected reports by exam
  • View online and/or download score graphs
  • Release reports to your students
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Reports Instructions

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  1. Click the REPORTS tab.
  2. Select an exam from the dropdown list
  3. Click "Get Exams"

    Screenshot of exams list
  4. Click the check box to select the exam.
  5. You can generate all available standard reports at once by selecting "Generate all reports" and selecting "Run"
  6. Or you can run individual reports by selecting "Generate selected reports".
  7. Once the reports are completed, a number will appear next to the Downloads menu item.
  8. Click the Downloads item

    Screenshot of reports downloads
  9. An "Available Reports" window will display.

    Screenshot of available reports
  10. Click the "Download" button to download and view your report.
  11. You can also release the student score reports in this module. Select your Exam ID, click Get Exams, select the exam check box and click Release Student Score Reports.

Answerkeys

Answer Keys, this page allows you to…

  • Edit answer keys electronically
  • Change the correct answer
  • Add multiple correct answers
  • Add item weighting
  • Add response weighting
  • Link various versions of your keys to create an association to the primary key, which will provide a single item analysis report.
  • Omit a question
  • Add bonus points
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Answer Keys Instructions

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  1. Click on the ANSWER KEYS menu.
  2. Select the Exam ID from the dropdown list.
  3. Select the Key Form you want to edit from the dropdown list.
    Screenshot of selected item
  4. The answer key will be displayed.
  5. To change any aspect of a particular question, click on the question number in the QUESTIONS box and the Modify Item Value window will populate with the current question settings.

    Note: In this screen shot example, the exam was scanned with values of 36 questions equaling 54 points so the default score for each question is 1.5 points (54 divided by 36). [The default scoring profile for all exams is "Points per question = Total points divided by the # of questions".\ The system can accept tenths of points. The modify item value window is used only if you want to change the points assigned to each question or response, change the actual correct answer, award partial points to other than the correct answer, allow multiple correct answers, or make a particular question a bonus question.
    Screenshot of selected question
  6. Standard = One correct answer only, awarded the value in the Item Value box
  7. Partial Credit = Multiple answers are correct with varying Item Values per choice selected
  8. Bonus Type = Either a Standard or Partial Credit question can be indicated as a Bonus question
    1. Add = Add the Item value to the student's score, final results may be greater than 100%
    2. Replace = Replace the value of the bonus question, final results not to exceed 100%
    3. None = Normal question, not a bonus question
  9. Click the "Update" button after each question or question property modification.
  10. When you are completely finished updating the answer key, click "Save".
  11. You will be prompted to update the scoring profile—click "Yes" to update, "No" to cancel.
  12. Another prompt will pop-up to ask you to rescore the exams. Click "Yes" if you have made any changes and the system will automatically rescore the exam. Check the RESCORE page for changes to student scores.



Common Tasks

Angel

Uploading exam scores to ANGEL

  1. Click the REPORTS tab
  2. From the dropdown list, select the exam that you want to upload to ANGEL
  3. Click Get Exams
  4. Click in the box next to the exam name to select it.
  5. Select the custom tab under REPORT OPTIONS
  6. Click the ANGEL upload CSV export
  7. Click Run
  8. A number should appear next to the Downloads item.
  9. Click the Downloads tab
  10. The Available Reports will be listed
  11. Click the Download button next to the report you want to download to your computer or device.
  12. Upload your grades to ANGEL—instructions are available in the IT Knowledgebase, Import Grades to the Gradebook.

Omit

Omitting question(s) without credit

  1. After your sheets have been scanned, click on the ANSWER KEYS tab.
  2. Select your exam ID from the dropdown list.
  3. Select the form you want to edit.
  4. In the QUESTIONS box, highlight the first question to omit.
  5. In the Item Value box, set the value to zero.
  6. Click "Update".
  7. Repeat this process for each question you want to omit.
  8. Click "Save" when finished.

AnyCorrect

Giving students credit for any bubbled in answer

Note: This will not give credit to students who left this question blank. If you want to give all students points, even if they did not answer the question, first omit the question with 0 pts then give the entire class points on the Rescore page.

  1. After your sheets have been scanned, click on the ANSWER KEYS tab.
  2. Select your exam ID from the dropdown list.
  3. Select the form you want to edit.
  4. In the QUESTIONS box, highlight the question.
  5. Select all answers by placing a check mark in the box to the left of each letter.
  6. The item value for each answer will be set to the value in the Item Value field.
  7. Click the Update button.
  8. Click "Save" when finished.

AdditionalPointsEveryone

Giving the entire class additional points

Note: This will not give credit to students who left this question blank. If you want to give all students points, even if they did not answer the question, first omit the question with 0 pts then give the entire class points on the Rescore page.

  1. After your sheets have been scanned, click on the RESCORE tab.
  2. Select your exam ID from the dropdown list.
  3. Select the check box to the left of Add Bonus Points.
  4. Enter the point value you want to add.
  5. Make sure that All is selected.
  6. Click Rescore Exams.
  7. You will see in the Bonus column that the students received the Bonus points.

AdditionalPointsIndividual

Giving an individual student additional points

  1. After your sheets have been scanned, click on the RESCORE tab.
  2. Select your exam ID from the dropdown list.
  3. Select the check box to the left of Add Bonus Points.
  4. Enter the point value you want to add.
  5. Make sure that Individual is selected.
  6. Highlight the student ID you want to give additional points.
  7. Click Rescore Exams.
  8. You will notice under the Bonus column that the student received the Bonus points.

FixStudentIDs

Correcting a student's ID number

  1. After your sheets have been scanned, click the SHEET DATA tab.
  2. Select your exam ID from the dropdown list.
  3. Find the corresponding hard copy sheet with the error—sheets with errors are paperclipped in a separate group. Check to see if the student entered their 9-digit student ID or wrote their name on the answer sheet
  4. Select the sheet in the browser.
  5. In the SHEET RESPONSES window, type the students first name, last name and 9-digit student ID.
  6. Click "Update", repeat the process for all sheets without student information.
  7. Click "Save" when finished.

ChangeForm

Changing the Form number for a student answer sheet (if you have multiple exam versions)

  1. After your sheets have been scanned, click the SHEET DATA tab.
  2. Select your exam ID from the dropdown list.
  3. Find the corresponding hard copy sheet where no form number was included—sheets with errors are paperclipped in a separate group.
  4. Find the printed sheet number from the answer sheet in the list of sheets in the browser.
  5. In the SHEET RESPONSES window, select the correct form version.
  6. Click "Update", repeat the process for all sheets without form versions.
  7. Click Save to save all updates
  8. After all updates are saved, go to the RESCORE menu item for those sheets to be re-graded.
  9. Select your exam ID
  10. Click Rescore Exams

ChangeForm2

Combining multiple CSV reports into one report or how to get a single score report across all sections

  1. Copy all CSV score reports for all sections into one folder from one exam
  2. Make sure this folder includes only those CSV files you want to combine.
  3. Copy combine_scorereports.bat download to the same folder.
  4. Double click the .bat file to create a single file with all section data within that same folder called combined_scorereport.csv.
  5. In the same manner, you can combine multiple ANGEL reports into a single file using the provided combine_angelreports.bat download .
  6. The resultant combined ANGEL report file name will be combined_ANGEL.csv.
  7. In a similar manner you can combine CSV reports on MAC OSX using this command in a terminal window "cat *.csv >combinedreport.csv"
  8. First copy all files to a folder on the desktop. Then open a Terminal Window.
  9. Change the focus to the folder within the Terminal window to your desktop folder by typing "cd /users/username/desktop/foldername. Where username is your Mac's logon name and foldername is the name of the folder containing the CSV files.
  10. Then type the cat command which will create a single file with all data combined in that folder called "combinedreport.csv"

ChangeForm3

Obtaining a single score report across all sections for your exam

  1. From the Reports tab, select the Exam ID from the dropdown list.
  2. Click the "Get Exams" button.
  3. Double click on your selection from the list of sections in the right pane.
  4. A list of all student records for that exam will appear (you can filter the list by section or by form number).
  5. Use your cursor to highlight the header and the first row of data.
  6. Ctrl+Shift+End to highlight the remaining records.
  7. Right click on the highlighted data and select copy.
  8. Open Excel, right click and select paste.