Scantrons make it easy and quick to grade tests. Also, your are less likely to make mistakes since the tests are graded by machine. Making a key while you make the test will save you time. In just a few short steps, you will be ready to grade your tests.

Fill out a Scantron form with the correct answers for your test. Use a No. 2 pencil to fill in the bubbles completely.

Fill in the "Scoring Programs" section of the Scantron form. This indicates how you want the test scored.

Turn the machine on.

Feed your teacher's key through the machine, so it can scans the scoring program and the correct answers.

Feed the student tests through the machine, and they will be scored accordingly.

Feed an Item Analysis form through the machine to get test results.

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Things Needed

  • Scantron machine
  • Scantron key
  • No. 2 pencil

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Natalie Saar began writing professionally at the age of 19. She majored in journalism and her writing has appeared in the magazine "Generation WHY" as well as "The Clause" newspaper. Saar graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor of Arts in media and cultural studies.