ERIC Number: ED247269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Mark-Sense Readers in Evaluation.
Powell, George D.
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the utility of mark-sense readers in locally produced evaluations. The term mark-sense reader refers to a class of electronic devices that convert marks made on a paper sheet to electronic information by means of either electrical or optical sensing of the marks. The most common use of mark-sense readers has been for scoring multiple choice tests. However, the availability of inexpensive mark-sense readers has increased the number of evaluation-oriented tasks that can be accomplished with the aid of such readers. These tasks include: (1) test scoring of diagnostic, placement, or locally made tests; (2) data collection from surveys and polls; (3) evaluation of training sessions and courses; and (4) data entry of demographic and descriptive information on students. Preceding this discussion on how mark-sense readers can be and have been used to perform these tasks is a brief background section explaining some of the requirements for use of mark-sense readers in terms of hardware and software. (BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mark Sense Forms; Mark Sense Readers
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).