Examination Scoring Services , Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Examination Scoring Services


Instructors can use our machine-scannable answer sheets and have them scored and analyzed at no cost. Test analyses include test scoring distributions and statistics, alphabetical listings of students, item analyses, and individual student error sheets. Consultation and workshops on test construction and interpretation of test results are provided upon request. Exam results are sent back to instructors through the CITES PEAR secure e-mail system.

Click here to learn how to prepare exams using Scantron forms for scanning and analysis.


Exam scoring and reporting

  1. Classroom Test Analysis: The Total Report
  2. Test Item Performance: The Item Analysis
  3. Individual Student Feedback: The Error Report
  4. Interpretation of Analyses With Omitted Items or Multiple Correct Answers Per Item
  5. Description and Interpretation of MERMAC System Quest Analysis


Consulting on classroom assessment, grading, and evaluation



Alternative evaluations and assessments using scannable forms

We can assist you in setting up individualized scannable forms for specific research or evaluation purposes. Contact our office for a consultation on available options.

Research data scanning

If you have a research project, dissertation, or thesis that involves scannable bubble sheets, we may be able to scan your data for a small fee. We can provide a raw data file and preliminary statistical summaries if needed. Feel free to contact us to discuss the details of your project. The cost for an on-campus research project is .12 cents per scantron and .12 cents for scanning each sheet.  That's a total processing cost of .24 cents/sheet. The cost for an off-campus research project is .15 cents per scantron and .15 cents for scanning each sheet.  That's a total processing cost of .30 cents/sheet.

e-mail: exams@illinois.edu, phone: (217) 244-3839.