Office of Educational Assessment

Scanning & Scoring

OEA’s Scanning and Scoring Operations

Fall 2023

All requests will need to be made and forms delivered to the main OEA office in the UW Tower, T-12.

ScorePak® Hours of operation for Fall 2023: 
Monday – Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm and Closed 1:00-2:00pm

Office will be Closed the following days:
Friday, Nov 10, 2023
Thursday, Nov 23, 2023
Friday, Nov 24, 2023
Monday, Dec 25, 2023
Monday, Jan 1, 2024

These hours are effective Sept 26 through Jan 2, 2024 and are subject to change.

Please reach out to if you have any questions.


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.


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.

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.