Using OMR for Exams

To use Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) for exams, you will need to:

  1. Obtain OMR Exam Forms
    Your college or department is responsible for purchasing these forms from Printing Services.
  2. Create an Exam Answer Key
    You will need to create an Exam Answer Key so your exams can be processed. To do this:
    • Fill out the correct answers on the exam form by using an HB pencil to colour in the correct circle or “bubble” for each answer.
    To learn more about how to fill in an OMR response form correctly, see How to Fill in OMR Response Forms
  3. Fill Out a Processing Request Form for Exams
    You will need to download, print and complete the:
    Note: We can produce a variety of reports relating to the grading of an exam. Be sure to indicate which report(s) you would like when you fill out the OMR Processing Request Form for Exams (PDF). For more information about available reports, see More About Using OMR for Exams - Available Reports, Data Export.
  4. Bring Materials in for Processing
    Bring the following materials to the Exams and Evals Processing at 64 Arts Building during office hours:

    Note: To ensure the security of the scanned OMR sheets and reports; please bring photo ID (preferably U of S ID) with you when picking them up.

Your exams will usually be scanned and graded within 24 to 48 hours depending on the time of year and the demand for the service.

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