Important message about Scantron processing in December

Exam season has arrived at Carleton, which means there will be a large volume of Scantrons that require processing at the EDC. Instructors using Scantrons are asked to drop off their sheets to the EDC main office (410 Dunton Tower) as soon as possible after their exam is done. This is to ensure that they are processed in a timely manner.

Our regular office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday. However, in an effort to provide instructors with more flexibility for drop-offs, we will be extending our hours during the last week of exams. We will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. from Dec. 18-22.

Please note that all Scantrons must be dropped off no later than 6 p.m. on the 22nd to ensure that the exams are processed before the break. Otherwise, exams will be processed starting on Jan. 2. For instructors who have exams on the afternoon of December 22, we will follow up with more information for you shortly.

Reminder: In order to expedite the drop off process, please ensure the answer sheets are stacked face up with timing tracks on the left-hand side and a correctly completed key on top. Also, please ensure that you have a completed the Scantron Scanning Request Form with an accurate count of the number of exam sheets you are submitting for grading.

Scantron at Carleton

Scantron sheets spread across a desk with a pencil on topOur high speed Scantron reader is available for use by all Carleton instructors to score multiple-choice tests and examinations.

Departmental administrators can order Scantron forms on The Print Shop’s website. Pricing is available under the miscellaneous tab.

Please note: We now require that an accurate count of exams be provided on the Scantron scanning request form. We are asking that instructors or TAs count the Scantrons so that we know the exact number being dropped off. This will improve our quality assurance process, and ensure optimal service and the integrity of results.

Scantron Scanning Request Form

Scantron Scanning Request Form

Item Analysis Consultations

We offer free item analysis consultations to review an exam statistics file with you. Item analysis identifies questions that were too difficult, too easy, or commonly misunderstood by your students. It also includes an estimate of the test’s reliability, which shows how well the items work together to obtain a measure of student achievement. To schedule a consultation email

Scantron Resources

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