Center for Information Technology Services
Test Scoring Service
The University of Maryland Center for Information Technology Services (CITS) provides test scoring services to the campus for multiple choice exams using Remark Office OMR a form-processing software for surveys and tests. This software recognizes optical marks (bubbles and checkboxes) and barcodes.
Submitting Test Sheets for Scoring
To ensure processing of submitted test sheets is done correctly, all individuals submitting test sheets for scoring are asked to provide the following information:
Test Submittal Coversheet
Since the Remark system is able to score either single or multiple response assessments on the coversheet, it is important to indicate what type of assessment is being scored on the provided test sheet. Without this information, test sheets may be "scored" incorrectly and may require rescoring by the test scoring service a second time.
- Coversheet (pdf)
The Remark system also allows individuals to use point values other than 1 for each scored item. Individuals wishing to vary question point values should indicate this in an attachement to the Examination Key.
Test Sheet Submittals and Requests for Test Runs
Test sheets can be submitted to the CITS Computer Room Mon-Fri, 7:30 am - 3:00 pm to ensure same day processing. The CITS Computer Room is located in the lower level of the HS/HSL Building at 601 W. Lombard Street.
Ordering Test Sheets
Test sheets must be be printed by CITS to ensure accurate scans; test sheets CANNOT be copied. Using copies of test sheets will result in errors and inaccurate results.
To order test sheets:
Submit a Journal Entry (JE) to Faye Synan; x6-6145. Cost is $30.00 per 1000 sheets.
After submitting the Journal Entry you can check on the status of your request by sending an email to CITS Operations or by calling the CITS Computer Room at x6-6597
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