The Test Scoring Request form has several options. These are the options and instructions for each option. These instructions include important steps for administering the exam and how to prepare the exam for scoring.
Also on the form, you can request which reports you would like to print. All reports listed are automatically generated via the Test Scoring Service and will be available on the dispatch share. By selecting the reports on this request form, you will also get a physical copy printed at the Support Center.
A standard exam is an exam where:
Exams with Multiple Versions
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.
Making the values significantly different will reduce the possibility of error.
When completing 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.
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.
Multiple Point Values
When you have an exam processed by the test scoring system, you can assign all questions a point value of one, or you can assign different point values to different questions. This is sometimes called weighted scoring. You may use whole numbers only (1, 2, 3). You cannot use fractions or decimal values.
Please note that you will need only one answer key (unlike earlier versions of the test scoring system).
Complete the IUP Test Scoring Request Form/Envelope. Be sure to select the appropriate check box for point values. You must use whole numbers. The options are:
If the exam has multiple versions, all questions must have the same point value. You can use any point value, but it must apply to all questions.
You can administer an exam and score it using the formula scoring option.
This option will deduct a decimal value for an incorrect response based on a formula using the possible number of responses:
1/(possible responses -1)
For example, if there are five possible responses, .25 is deducted for an incorrect response. There is no penalty and no point awarded for a blank response.
Complete the IUP Test Scoring Request Form/Envelope. Be sure to select the appropriate check box for formula scoring and indicate the number of possible responses for the questions (two through seven).
No special steps are needed to administer the exam; however, you will want to inform the students that the exam will use formula scoring and they will be penalized for incorrect answers.
Bonus questions can be identified on an exam so that students will receive credit if a correct answer is received, but the question is not counted in the total possible points. If you have a 26-question exam with one bonus question, scores will be based on 25 possible points.
Please note that bonus questions cannot be identified for exams with multiple versions.
Complete the answer key. If there are 26 questions on the exam, the student ID field on your answer key will show “1 26.” Complete the IUP Test Scoring Request Form/Envelope. Be sure to complete the bonus question section to indicate that “Q___ has a bonus value of ___.” You can identify up to six bonus questions.
Multiple Responses on an Exam
You can administer an exam with one or more questions that have multiple correct responses.
In addition, you can specify whether the students must match all correct responses (AND) or you can specify when the students must match only one correct response (OR). When using the OR option, students can only specify one answer. If a student fills in two answers, it will be scored as incorrect.
You cannot combine these two options on the same exam.
Complete the IUP Test Scoring Request Form/Envelope. Be sure to select the appropriate check box for multiple responses:
No special steps are needed to administer the exam, except in the way the questions are phrased. For example, if a question has two correct responses, you might phrase the question as:
You can identify subtests—or learning objectives—for an exam to receive separate scores based on those learning objectives.
Complete the IUP Test Scoring Request Form/Envelope. Be sure to select the appropriate check box for subtests, and identify the questions in each subtest (up to 10)
You will receive an e-mail with a link to the Dispatch Share. You will be able to retrieve the reports that are automatically produced with each set of exams. Please note that some testing options will not produce all reports.
All available reports for your scoring selections will be generated and placed on the Dispatch Share in a secure folder that only you can access. The name of the folder is your username. A link to this folder will be sent to you in your e-mail notification when the exam is completed.
Remember, only select the reports if you wish them to be printed at the Support Center. Reports are always available on the Dispatch Share.
The test scoring system provides a variety of reports. Based on the test type, these reports are generated for all tests by default.
Nine reports are generated for a standard exam, with five available for printing by the IT Support Center. For exams with multiple versions, only three reports are generated, with two available for printing by the IT Support Center. All reports can be viewed online by the faculty member.
The table below describes each report.
Report Name and Description
Available to Print
Available with Multiple Versions