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ERIC Number: EJ1085712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
FormScanner: Open-Source Solution for Grading Multiple-Choice Exams
Young, Chadwick; Lo, Glenn; Young, Kaisa; Borsetta, Alberto
Physics Teacher, v54 n1 p34-35 Jan 2016
The multiple-choice exam remains a staple for many introductory physics courses. In the past, people have graded these by hand or even flaming needles. Today, one usually grades the exams with a form scanner that utilizes optical mark recognition (OMR). Several companies provide these scanners and particular forms, such as the eponymous "Scantron." OMR scanners combine hardware and software--a scanner and OMR program--to read and grade student-filled forms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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