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10. November 2021


Capture multiple choice results by machine and evaluate them automatically

One finds multiple choice processes (multiple selection, voting procedure answers) in use in the field of education and in public opinion research : on the one hand, in tests and examinations at universities and other schools and on the other, in opinion trends and attitudes in surveys and market research situations.

Multiple choice formats offer various pre-formulated answers and assessment possibilities to a question or statement. Selection is made by manually marking the corresponding answer or rating, usually by inserting a cross or ticking or blackening a box preceding one of the answers or ratings with a pencil or ballpoint pen.

Automated evaluation of multiple choice questionnaires: with optical mark readers (OMR)

Optical mark readers recognize these marks on exam forms, questionnaires and polarity profiles and pass on the marking coordinates to a PC. The application software interprets the marks that were made, analyzes them and then very quickly and reliably calculates the test results, survey ratings or queried attitudes. The findings can subsequently be imported directly into databases.

OMR Scanner Hybrids

In cases in which a statutory archiving obligation is required, high-performance scanners or OMR/scanner hybrids simultaneously prepare a digital image of the filled in test form or similar document for digital storing.

Case study: Exam evaluation at Munich University of Applied Sciences

A DATAWIN OMR special development including evaluation software reduces the correction time of multiple choice exams at Munich University of Applied Sciences many times over. The professors are impressed. Click here for the case study.

Case study: Customized OMR evaluates questionnaires

Fast, reliable, no maintenance required: The Museum of Natural History in Neuchâtel relies on DATAWIN OMR for the machine evaluation of tests and questionnaires. Click here for the case study.


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