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You can administer an exam with multiple versions and have it scored as one exam (with a combined results file and combined reports) by using the Seat Number field on the General Purpose Answer Sheet.

Administering the Exam

  1. Determine how many versions of the exam you will have.
  2. Identify a unique Seat Number value for each version. If you will have three versions of the exam:
    • Version 1 could be assigned 11 as the seat number
    • Version 2 could be assigned 56 as the seat number
    • Version 3 could be assigned 99 as the seat number

Making the values significantly different will reduce the possibility of error.

  1. Have the students enter the appropriate Seat Number value for their exam version when they complete the General Purpose Answer Sheet. Students should not make any stray marks on the General Purpose Answer Sheet. For example, do not write "Yellow" in the margin to indicate the exam version.

Preparing the Exam for Scoring

  1. Complete one test header sheet.
  2. Complete an answer key for each version of the exam. Be sure to enter the appropriate seat number value for each answer key. Do not make any stray marks on the Answer Key. For example, do not write "Yellow" in the margin to indicate the exam version for the answer key.
  3. Complete the IUP Test Scoring Request Form/Envelope. Be sure to select the check box to indicate that “This exam has multiple versions” and indicate the number of versions.
  4. Place the forms in the envelope in this order:
    • Test Header
    • Answer Keys
    • Students’ General Purpose Answer Sheets
  5. Seal the envelope and deliver to the IT Support Center.

Limitations

If you are processing an exam with multiple versions, all questions must have the same point value.

You also cannot use multiple response options if you are processing an exam with multiple versions.

Last modified on 12/11/2012 2:42:10 PM
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