Benefits of Test Analytics When Using Optical Mark Reader Software

The digitization of examinations and tests in recent times has come with its bevvy of challenges that need new tools and modalities to be addressed. Optical mark reader technology fits into this newly created niche with its versatility and unique applicability to digital examinations. OMR software is uniquely suited to the creation, execution, collection, and analysis of test data. With the growing popularity and necessity of online classes, accessory software for tests is necessary. Our new Test Analytic software offers many competitive advantages to students and administrators alike. Listed below are a few of those advantages.

Creating a question paper

A good test analysis software needs to address the examination needs of students right from creating the tests to analyzing them. Optical mark reader sheets are bubble-type sheets that require the user to shade their input inside the bubble to signify their choice. This is essentially a multiple-choice format. Our Test Analytic software can now use pre-created templates of question papers as well as modify existing designs and create novel ones. The OMR reader, coupled with our versatile Test Analytic software, is therefore essential in the digital age of exam taking to rapidly produce and reuse questions in a digital format quickly and efficiently. A good OMR software like the Test Analytic bundle would therefore have options to modularly create question papers, edit them and have the option to create an unlimited number of fields and edit them or recycle them limitlessly.

Exam planners

A robust schedule is an essential part of every academic year. Our Test Analytic software would therefore allow you to create a digital timetable with ease. Since most timetables are most likely subject to a significant amount of change, OMR software with the fluidity to create, edit and change time slots is a must. Test Analytic offers those advantages. The ability to quickly upload a new exam or change the schedule makes the taxing academic calendar a little easier.

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Result collection, processing, and upload

The Optical mark reader sheet is inherently suited to testing needs. Since it is essentially in an MCQ format, designing tests has become much easier. But what about result collection? An average educational institute or college deals with thousands of students writing tens of exams in a calendar year. This is a major labour, time, and cost drain on the university. Not to mention the introduction of very likely human error when dealing with those kinds of numbers. Test Analytic software solves many of these issues whilst also adding new versatile tools to the mix. It allows users the ability to scan OMR reader sheets using Verificare at around 300 sheets per minute, bringing down the total time to go through the entire stack of answer sheets generated in even one exam by order of magnitude. The truly significant amounts of data collected are then instantly collected and processed by Test Analytic. Lightning-quick data collection and uploading makes the usual tedious wait for results after exams unnecessary. The Test Analytic allows instant uploading of results as test data is generated. The record-keeping capability of Test Analytic also allows digital records of every Test taken by a student through the software and kept for safekeeping and future reference. This kind of data collection is then used for analytics. This kind of automation and speed are only made possible due to OMR reader sheets and OMR software. Both technologies marry into each other’s capabilities to make waiting for test results a thing of the past.

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Data Import

The OMR software that reads OMR sheets can be customized to export the test data in any number of ways. It can be exported to MS Excel or as a . CSV file. It can also be imported into data sources such as SQL. This allows teachers and administrators to customize and sort the data according to needs. And since excel is very versatile, the ability to have large amounts of data in sortable excel files makes it easier to feed into Test Analytic to then generate diverse test reports mentioned below. It also allows for easy pulling and tracking of records as they can always be pulled out in a tabulated excel format. This is another way that the OMR practice sheet ecosystem feeds into test analytics and is a powerful tool for the test and examination niche. This portability in terms of excel also allows for ease of database integration. This allows the Test Analytic software to be connected to existing databases and also makes it easier to create new ones.

Data analysis

With so many students writing many exams, a truly vast amount of data is created. In today’s data-driven world, every decision taken is decided by data. Using advanced statistics and analyzing the test records of students will allow both students and teachers to look at all the data in a new light. The various forms of analyses performed by Test Analytic will give students a competitive edge. Their strengths and weaknesses, alongside many different data interpretations, are listed below. A Test report gives students an overall view of their scores and test averages. Alongside a basic test report, other reports, such as Combined subject and Individual subject reports, are also available using Test Analytic, which will give subject-wise data and class-wise data for a single student or a group of students, respectively. In addition to this, there is also a Percentage type report that gives us the percentile distribution of scorers in each class. This allows teachers to look at how the class is performing overall. After being able to look at class-wise data, the Individual performance reports give a detailed overall breakdown of each student’s performance using section-wise reports, question-wise reports, and difficulty-based reports. Since the tests are created and graded using OMR practice sheets, this makes the collection of each and every data point easier as opposed to other formats. Thus, the OMR sheet format is uniquely suited for Test Analytic to be able to create a diverse interpretation of student and test data.

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Using the above-mentioned features, Test Analytic uses the strong points of Optical mark reader software such as Verificare to create a comprehensive test creation, management, and analysis platform. By using the rapid scanning capability of Verificare, the versatility of the Optical mark reader format, and Technical Analytic’s robust data analysis, score generation, and record keeping, managing an arduous exam season has never been easier. The functionality of the OMR ecosystem bolstered by a comprehensive testing platform like Test Analytic is the need of every educational organization.