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Automated processing of multiple choice exams

Automated processing

The University of Twente offers a service for automated processing and grading of multiple choice exams. The exam forms are scanned and analyzed using the software programme ConTest.

ConTest screenshot

Forms and workflow

You can use two different forms for automated scanning with ConTest. These forms can be downloaded below.

Please note: These forms should be printed only. Do not photocopy. Even small quality degradations can cause the forms to become unreadable by the scanner.

  • Answer form to be used for multiple choice questions with four answer options: 100MC(4).pdf (Code=38431)
  • Answer form for multiple choice questions with up to seven answer options, and Yes/No questions: 50MC(7)-50JN.pdf (Code = 25223)
  • Please also use a work order for the scan service: Examination-Processing-Form.docx.

Please note: If multiple exams are combined in one sitting, make sure the students use a separate form for each exam.

Please note: Students can only mark one correct answer per question. It is currently not possible to create multiple choice questions with more than one correct answer.

When you hand in the exam for processing (see below for the process), please include the following:

  1. 1x completed Examination Processing Form
  2. 1x Answer form containing the correct answers (student number=0000000)
  3. The students’ answer forms (one per student)

Process

Please note change in address! The exams and forms need to be delivered to the Tentamenbureau, Citadel 404. Ddo not use the internal mail. Please deliver the forms to the tentamenbureau for your faculty. 

Processing takes three business days. For shorter turnaround times, please contact the tentamenbureau.

Reports

You can receive four possible reports after processing:

  1. The answers for each student in CSV format (see sample file)
  2. The grades per student as calculated by ConTest, in Excel format (see sample ReportBook.xls file)
  3. A detailed exam analysis in PDF format (see sample ReportBook.pdf file)
  4. A PDF file containing the scans of all student forms (see example formscan.pdf file)

More information about interpreting assessment reports is available on the CELT assessment website.

For more information about examination processing, see the tentamenbureau website. You can also email us at contest-ces@utwente.nl.