One of the many services offered to instructors by NIU's Testing Services is the machine scoring of tests marked on optically scannable answer sheets. Versatile scoring programs allow for the scoring of almost any test.  This process produces:

  • Printed reports detailing both part and total scores
  • Analyses of test items
  • Summary data about the class' performance
  • A list of the examinees' names with their test scores
  • Individual printed reports for each student who tests 

Printable versions of the following Testing Services Reports are available below.  You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Processing Transmittal Form  - Necessary for submitting tests for processing via our drop box, campus mail, or when delivered to Testing Services by someone other than the instructor 

Standard Test Analyses 

Individual Student Reports

Preparing and Submitting Answer Sheets

Preparing Your Answer Key

Standard & Custom Scannable Forms

Administering & Scoring Classroom Tests

Assessments Through the Learning Process - Produced by the Questionmark Corporation, this very readable document discusses how you can use assessments to improve the learning and measurement processes.