How do I set up and scan the Answer Key(s) in ParScore?
1. Prepare the Answer Key sheet.
Follow these sub-steps to prepare your Answer Key Scantron sheet.
Read this article to learn about the recommended forms to use.The same form in this example is the recommended Form F-1712-PAR-L which is available at TitanShops.
1.1. Bubble in the correct answers.
Using the same Scantron form as your students, bubble in the correct answers.
1.2. Mark the appropriate Test Form version.
In the Test Form area of the key, bubble in the appropriate letter for that key (“A” for the key to version A, “B” for the key for version B, and so on). You must key in a letter in the Test Form area of each key.
1.4. Insert the Answer Key into the depressed tray.
4. Remove any unneeded versions from the Version list.
By default, for each Score Column you add, four versions are created (Version A, B, C, D). This means that you will need to create and scan one Answer Key for each version of your test/quiz/exam. If you are giving four versions of the same test, you will need four different keys: one for version A, one for version B, one for version C and one for version D.
If you are only giving one version of your test (or less than four versions), be sure to remove the other versions from the Version list by selecting each version individually and clicking on the Remove button.
5. Select the Category and Version for the Answer Key you are about to scan.
7. The Answer Key is scanned and the correct answers are recorded.
11. Set how the scanner should treat multiple marks on a student's answer sheet.
There are two choices.
And (e.g. A+B)
This choice will treat multiple marks for the same question as an incorrect choice.
Or (e.g. AB)
This choice will treat multiple marks for the same question as a multiple answer question - meaning that more than one answer should be chosen.
Note: You can set And (e.g. A+B) or Or (e.g. AB) on a question by question basis if your Answer Key has more than one answer choice marked as correct for a given question.
You have now learned how to set up and scan the Answer Key(s) in ParScore.