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The Test Scoring Center provides test scanning services for campus departments at UCI.

The Center offers full-service scanning of tests which includes single or multiple version test scoring, data reporting and analysis of testing data at the rate of $50.00 per hour. A typical large lecture hall midterm or final can take 1 to 2 hours to scan depending on various factors.

To request scanning services in the Test Scoring Center, please print, complete and fax the Request Form to the Testing Center. Computer use and scanning tim are available on a first -come, first-served basis, so reserve time as early as possible. If this is your first time using the Scoring Center, be sure read through the First-time User Guide. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact our office by telephone.

Below is information on the restrictions and specifications for scanning test forms. It is essential that you contact our office or view the information on these pages before beginning your project. The software and hardware of the Scoring Center do not support all forms on campus.

Hardware Specifications

The Scanning Center uses both Scanmark 2500 and 2800 optical mark readers (OMR) that reads 48-channel forms completed with a No. 2 pencil. The Scantron machines can read both sides of a form with one pass; each one comes equipped with auto-feed and output bins to streamline form feeding. Several types of acceptable three-quarter and full-sheet forms are available for sale on campus or directly from Scantron Corporation (see Allowable forms below). Note: This machine cannot read half-sheet (40-channel) forms such as the green and brown forms sold on campus. Also, it is not capable of printing information or "tick-marks" directly onto students forms. However, advanced software complete with full data analysis and exporting capabilities is used in the Center.

Test Scoring

The Scoring Center uses ParScore for Window for the scoring of tests. Parscore is a robust, easy-to-use scoring and data analysis program with many advanced capabilities. In addition to scoring tests, users also may set up class rosters and grade books for complete term data maintenance. For more information on the capabilities of ParScore, contact the Testing Center.


Test scoring of up to 200 questions with 5 items each

Multiple answer keys permitted (up to 4) and scored simultaneously

Item weight variability with automatic re-scoring

Class roster import/export capabilities

Customizable grading criteria

Statistical analysis and export of test item responses and other data in many file formats

Subtests, subtotals and sorting capabilities

On-screen editing of time responses, answer key, weighting and other data

Allowable Forms

The following test forms can be used with ParScore and Scanmark 2800 OMR:

F-288 -- red, with student enrollment capability (available through the UCI Bookstore or Zot 'n' Go campus convenience stores)

F-289 -- red, no student enrollment option (available through Scantron)

F-1712 -- pink, with "Mini Blue Book" (available through Scantron)

F-3652 -- orange, with barcode capability (available through Scantron)

Ordering Scantron Information

To order forms from Scantron Corporation, please contact:

Scantron Corporation, World Headquarters 1361 Valencia Avenue Tustin, CA 92780-6463 Toll Free (US): 1-800-722-6876 ext. 2645

Online ordering is available at




UCI Academic Testing Center
3040 Anteater Instruction and Research Building
Irvine, CA 92697-4425
Phone: (949) 824-6207
Fax: (949) 824-3832
Hours: M-F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM





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