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Correction of examinations by optical mark recognition

The Computing Service offers to the university teachers a system for the correction of test exams by optical reading based on a reading machine of optical marks and a specific software developed by the staff of the Service.

General information

It is not necessary the presence of the teacher while the exam is corrected, it is enough to submit the forms and, as soon as possible, the results will be sent to you by email. If you wish to be present during the correction, you can make an appointment between 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. by telephone at extension 3500 or by email at correccion.examen@ua.es at least one day in advance.

The forms used allows you to prepare exams of up to 125 questions with up to six alternative answers (A ... F) in each question, ten different modalities (0 ... 9) and allows you to identify up to one hundred groups of students (0 ... 99).

The results will be sent both in Adobe PDF format and in MS Excel by email to the specified address. Optionally, at the teacher's request, the results printed on paper can be obtained.

The forms used are acquired in the Service's secretariat.

The program allows to apply a penalty for a failed question as well as for an unanswered question. It also allows to establish the maximum note on which the calculation is made, and indicate the % of successful answers net (once subtracted the failures and / or not answered, if applicable) to place the approved (read 5). The results can be grouped, either according to what the students have indicated in the group box of the sheets, or according to the professor's grouped forms. It does not admit multiple answers, in case of detecting more than one mark in a response it will proceed to erase all the existing marks in that answer.

If after correction the faculty needs to vary the correction criteria, they can do it directly on the Excel file that is sent to them by email (see help). However, if you prefer, you can request a new correction by email or telephone to the Computing Service to recalculate the note with criteria different from those initially established without having to read the forms again and modify the correct answers read on the sheets Pattern.

Examinations to correction will not be accepted in which the result of the same can not be done automatically by the program. In this way, blocks of optional answer questions can not be established (i.e. the student only has to answer 30 questions out of 50 possible), add a fixed amount to all the notes, establish groups of questions with different value or weight on the final grade or make calculations between several exams (means, relation of not presented, etc.)

The professor, or, as the case may be, the court will provide at the time of delivering the exams for correction:

Tips for filling out the exam sheets

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us by email at the address correccion.examen@ua.es or in the telephone extension 3500.

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