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General Purpose Answer Sheet
Survey Services provide an efficient service for lecturers who wish to use MCQ as part of their unit's assessment strategy either for mid-semester tests, or as part of a final exam.
MCQ/exams/tests are scanned and processed by Survey Services using Remark V4 scanning software and Opscan 8 Optical Readers/Scanners.
After much consultation, we have produced a new version of the MCQ form which we hope will reduce student errors, as the layout has been modified and instructions are clearly stated on the front of the form. We intend to retire the old version of the form prior to the end of semester exams (152). The Assessments Office has been supplied with the new form and this will be in place for the centrally run end of semester exams.
The content of the test and answer key must be prepared prior to the booking of the scanning.
Contact Survey Services and arrange a suitable time for the processing of the test. Survey Services is located on the Joondalup Campus, Building 1a room 390.
Advise students how to fill in their details on the MCQ sheet. Identification details must be left justified. Student ID must be filled in Columns A – G of the identification number grid. This is usually done 2 weeks leading up to the test week.
Also remind students to have an eraser and a suitable pencil (preferably no harder than HB) if they are answering in pencil, otherwise a blue or black pen and correction fluid/tape if they are answering in pen. Pencil is recommended.
The scanner will only pickup answers that have been correctly filled out. Answers need to be presented in one of the five circles (A - D). Answers that are faint, those with just a strike through the circle or those who simply select the letter above while leaving the circles blank, will not be ready by the scanner and therefore results will be impacted. Selecting more than one answer to a question will result in the answer being marked incorrect.
Ask the invigilators to remind students that their identification details are completed correctly. Identification details must be left justified. Student ID must be filled in Columns A – G of the Identification Number grid. Responses must be clearly and correctly marked on the MCQ sheet.
Ask the invigilators when collecting the exam booklets and sheets to ensure that all students have correctly filled in their Student ID and full name on the MCQ sheets.
Collect all material from Student Services. The invigilators will collate and return all exam/test material to Student Services and separate the MCQ sheets from the rest of the exam script. Have all MCQ sheets sorted and collated one way, i.e.: all the same way, facing up.
Have all MCQ sheets sorted, grouped (if applicable) and labelled. Each group must be labelled (i.e.: unit code, campus, etc...) and the answers must be filled out on the answer key. The answer key sent to Survey Services must be an original, not photocopy or faxed.
Staff will be asked for their cost centre to allocate this charge. Advise Survey Services of the types of reports you would like generated.
All MCQ sheets including the answer key will be handed back to staff. Results are sent electronically in the form of a spread sheet containing students ID, name and score.
A full suite of frequency analysis reports can be generated upon request.