The next OMR based exam will be next week. I’ve nearly finished off the a few enhancements to the process. In particular, getting the student to include (shaded bubbles) their Application Number as there ID. This means no manipulation of the data by me post exam to get the results spreadsheet correct. This automates the process. The other enhancement has been the inclusion of negative marking, ie., +1 for the right answer, 0 if select I don’t know, and -1 for all the rest. All very simple to do, although post a conversation with Andrew (UCS’s Educational Developer), I’ll be looking at the use of confidence weighting next time.
Also worked through some process issues for how we will scale this as a service. So, I’m know looking for some new recruits 🙂