MSU Testing Services offers electronic scanning and scoring of Scantron OMR (optical mark recognition) exam forms for departments and individual instructors.

Scoring Procedure

  1. Drop off exams at Testing Services in room 19 or room 55 Renne Library basement.
    Include: If you have multiple keys, each one must be attached to the scoresheets associated with it.
  2. Instructors will be notified by email when scoring is complete. Scores will be provided to instructors via posting in secure Knox and BOX folder.
  3. Scored exam sheets will be returned to instructor via campus mail, unless other arrangements are made. 
  4. Blank forms will be available for purchase at Testing Services.

Scanning & Scoring Fees

Setup $5 per answer key
Scanning 10¢ per form
Blank forms $75 per box of 500

Charges are billed to the department index number.


  • Individual Student Grade Report – a report for each student that details score, response to each question, correct answer for incorrect responses, and also contains an image of the student's answer sheet [pdf]
  • Student Statistics Report – a report that contains student name, GID, grade, total points scored out of value of exam, and percent score 
  • Class Frequency Distribution Report – a graphical report that shows the grade distribution for the class 
  • Test Statistics Report – a statistical report that shows score data, mean, mean percent score, range, standard deviation, percentiles, confidence intervals and test reliability 
  • Student Response Report – a summary report that shows each student's response to each question on the exam 
  • Test Item Statistics Report – a report that summarizes correct/incorrect responses to each question on the exam 
  • Item Analysis Report – a graphical report that details how students responded to each question on the exam 
  • D2L – a file (uploadable) that includes student name and score [csv]
  • Excel – a spreadsheet that includes student name, GID, and score [xls]