A Scanmark 2500 machine(tm) is available for processing standardized Scantron forms. Valpo uses a custom-printed form that accommodates 200 multiple-choice questions on the front, and room for longhand answers on the back. It also contains the VU Honor Code and a place for students to sign that Code.
The IT Help Desk offers self-service Scantron exam grading. Step-by-step instructions are available in a binder next to the Scantron workstation, located in the copy room on the first floor of the Christopher Center, or may be downloaded as a .pdf form.
Limited staff are available to process exams, so we strongly encourage instructors to take advantage of self-service processing. To submit Scantron exams for processing, please include a Scantron Exam Grading Form (pdf).
Instructors who would like to use the Scantron forms for exams should keep these paramenters in mind:
The Help Desk also offers processing for Scantron surveys. Departments are also welcome to self-service process surveys if so desired; we can provide training and instructions for this task. IT strives to complete the processing of evaluations as quickly as possible; however, during certain times of the year (semester transitions) we experience a high volume of requests which tends to slow processing time. Additionally, exams are given a higher priority than surveys. To submit Scantron surveys for processing, please include a Scantron Evaluation Assessment Form (pdf).
Departments desiring to use Scantron forms for suveys should follow these guidelines:
To purchase blank Scantron forms, contact the Help Desk and specify the amount of packets you need. Scantron forms are only available in packets of 100, and cost $20.00 per packet. IT staff will arrange for a funds transfer from the purchasing department. When the funds transfer is complete, the requester will be notified that they may pick up the Scantron form packets from the Help Desk.
If you have any additional questions about Scantron processing, please contact the Help Desk at 219.464.5678 or at IT.Helpdesk@valpo.edu.