Form Scanning

Whether you're affiliated with the university or part of the larger Tallahassee community, we provide optical mark scanning services to convert your paper-based, multiple-choice exams and surveys into reliable, usable data. You can order forms, see scores, and view and download test data via our online system.

Due to COVID-19, we are offering limited form scanning services. Please contact us if you need assistance.

Form Ordering & Fees

We offer 5-, 10-, and 99-option generic, mark-sense forms as well as general-purpose survey forms:

  • 5-option @ 240 questions
  • 10-option @ 120 questions
  • 99-option @ 92 questions
  • General-purpose survey

Generic forms and scanning are offered free of charge for faculty and graduate students teaching FSU courses or conducting non-funded research. Funded FSU projects and external clients pay a fee for forms and labor. See our price list for current rate information. To place a form order, call 850-645-2730 or order online with your FSU credentials via our online Job Tracking System (JTS).

Data Security & Confidentiality

Data files are regularly checked for errors and problems, and jobs are tracked and recorded in our system. To ensure confidentiality, only trained scanning personnel handle materials in a secure, restricted-access environment. We never adjust, delete, or modify information on a key. To maintain the integrity of your scan job, please make sure all information is accurate before requesting scanning, and never include a hard copy of the paper test.

Rapid-Scan Drop Boxes (FSU Clients Only)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and closure of our campus, rapid-scan drop boxes are currently unavailable. We will post more information on our fall hours and drop box availability soon. Please check back for updates.

Same-Day Service Appointments

Due to the unique circumstances presented by COVID-19, same-day service appointments are unavailable until further notice. Please contact us at 850-645-2730 if you have any questions or need assistance.

Test Analysis, Form Viewing & Reporting (FSU Clients Only)

Instructors using our services can log into the Job Tracking System (JTS) via the web to see test results, item analysis, forms, and reports. Answer keys can be changed and reports re-generated through the JTS. We offer the following data and reports:

Item Analysis

Identifies suspicious test items that require additional analysis. Faulty test items can be miskeys, ambiguously written, or can indicate problems in teaching and learning of the topic. For more information, the Item Analysis Techniques presentation and Item Analysis Samples offer tips on using item analysis results.


Summary of Item Analysis

Provides percentages and frequency counts for all test items, including a count of omissions. Also includes a "Summary of Item Difficulty" that can help you analyze the overall difficulty of the exam and how well each item discriminates between high- and low-performing students.


Summary of Student Test Results

Contains a list (sorted top down) of the raw scores, the percentage scores, and the percentage of students who achieved each particular score. Also includes a bar chart showing the number of students who achieved each score, which illustrates the distribution of scores.


Listing of Student Test Results

Contains an alphabetic list of students with their percentage score as well as the percentage of students who scored below their score, omitted items, a multiple response count, and the form sequence number.


Listing of Student Scores for Posting

Lists the results by the last five digits of the student ID.


Student Feedback with Correct Answers

Lists the items each student missed with the correct answers; grouped by student name.


Student Feedback without Correct Answers

Lists the items each student missed without indicating which option was the correct answer; grouped by student name.


Response Frequency Report (Surveys Only)

Lists the frequency count and percentage of responses for each survey item, along with the median, inter-quartile range, mean, and standard deviation for each item.


Data Transfer & Electronic Reports

Download data from our system in comma-separated value (*csv) format, which imports conveniently into Excel, SPSS, and similar software applications. Reports can be downloaded from the system in portable document format (PDF).



*Testing Center hours vary based on the time of year. Hours of operation are reduced during summer terms and during the first three weeks of each semester. See A&T Hours, Parking, and Directions for current hours of operation.
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