Office of Educational Assessment

Scanning & Scoring

NOTE: Scanning and scoring services are extremely reduced during the current situation related to COVID-19 in Washington State. Please contact us at for more information. The university is keeping everyone updated about recent developments here:

New Item by Right/Wrong Feature

Tired of converting student’s answers from A, B, and Cs to 1s and 0s?

Let us do the work for you with ScorePak‘s new output, Item by Right/Wrong, to allow you to engage in additional analyses, including Item Response Theory (IRT) and Differential Item Functioning (DIF) analyses.

Make your life easier, ask for it on your next exam.


Our proprietary test scoring system, ScorePak®, provides information suitable for analyzing and reporting tests of any purpose or complexity. This service is used by individual researchers for test development and validation, and by UW instructors for classroom test scoring and determining course grades. Specific features of our service include:

  • Weighted scoring and correlations
  • Algebraic score manipulation
  • Item analysis for test improvement and validation
  • Score rosters and individual score reports
  • Score exports in csv (for UW Canvas Gradebook) or Excel (for Catalyst Gradebook)

More information on assigning course grades is provided by the UW Registrar and the Faculty Resource on Grading (FROG).


OEA specializes in optical-mark data capture for exams, surveys and questionnaires. We scan a variety of standard and custom data collection forms in pencil-read, pen-read, and bar-code formats.

Standard forms provide the most cost- and time-effective (one-day turn-around for scanning) means to capture information. This is a good option if your test or questionnaire match the format of the forms available.

Custom forms can be developed to meet your specific data capture needs, and can range from one-page tests and questionnaires to multi-page booklets.