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 answer 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 office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Information for December 20 and 21 Exams
To accommodate the afternoon and evening exams on December 20 and 21, the EDC will be open to accept Scantrons on Friday, December 20 until 11 p.m. and Saturday, December 21 from 12 p.m. (noon) – 12 a.m. (midnight). Please note that all Scantrons must be dropped off no later than 12 a.m. (midnight) on the 21st to ensure that they are processed before the break. Otherwise, exams will be processed starting on January 3.
Reminder: In order to expedite the drop off process, please ensure the Scantrons 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 Scantron Scanning Request Form with an accurate count of the number of Scantrons you are submitting for grading.
Our 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. NEW: Scantron answer sheets have recently been updated. Find out more about the changes here.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.