Scantron Update

scantron machine

The Scantron system has been updated to allow instructors greater control of their test analytics and computer-based Scantron scoring. 


Don’t know where to start? There are two different 100-test question Scantron forms available for use. Decide which form to use – the short form or the long form.

  1. Click here to help you decide.
  2. Download the instructions for operating the Scantron machine.
  3. Download the instructions for the REMARK analysis software.


I Building 2nd floor lab  (No computer-based analysis report)
Phone: (718) 997-5967
This lab is closed during Summer Session II.
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM — 9:45 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM — 9:45 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 AM — 4:45 PM

Powdermaker Hall, Room 136  (With computer-based analysis report)
Phone: (718) 997-5167
Monday – Friday: 7:30am to 10:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 7:30am  to 5:00pm

Jefferson Hall, Room 008  (With computer-based analysis report)
Phone: (718) 997-5967
Monday –  Friday  9:00am to 5:00pm

Kings Hall 109 (Adjunct Lounge – No computer-based analysis report)
Accessible by Key Card to full time and part time faculty.
Open at all times that the campus is open.

Please check the hours of operation of both the OIT Help Desk (Dining Hall 151, 718-997-4444) and the Scantron machine centers in Jefferson 008 and Powdermaker 136, as they are subject to change.

For more information:

Nathalia Holtzman, nathalia.holtzman@qc.cuny.edu
Rachel Stern, rachel.stern@qc.cuny.edu

You will receive a response by the end of the next business day.

Scantron Update FAQs

  • Why is there a new system?

    The changes were required because the current system will be obsolete January 1, 2018 due to technology changes. (Our current system can no longer be supported).
  • Were faculty consulted about these changes?

    A survey was sent out to the entire campus entire campus in the spring of 2017 to identify the current Scantron usage of the QC faculty. An impact assessment was also conducted and it was determined that only about 25 faculty regularly use the old large Scantron forms. 
  • How is student privacy protected?

    FERPA regulation carefully regulate how student grade data can be stored and distributed. Most university now encourage faculty to carefully manage any files with students names and grades and thus encourage the use of student ID’s. Here is the full policy: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
  • Can students use pens on these forms?

    No, the scanner can only read #2 pencil. They can write their names and additional information in pen but they must fill the bubbles in using pencil.
  • Can the students write anywhere they want on the forms?

    No, they must not write in in the one inch margin on the left of the top of the Scantron sheets.
  • Can I use the computer to get additional analytics on my small/ short Scantron forms?

    Yes, simply follow the instructions for the large forms, make sure to use the appropriate form template (the form number is located on the form for reference).
  • Where can I pick up blank Scantron forms?

    The  OIT Help desk in Dining Hall 151 (718-997-4444) provides the forms. You must show faculty ID or a letter from your Department indicating that you are currently teaching a class. Some departments also make sheets available to their faculty and instructors.

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