Remark Classic OMR

The Remark Classic OMR® software scans and processes data from tests, assessments, surveys and other forms. The software is combined with an OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) scanner to recognize filled-in marks on forms ("fill in the bubble" forms), which automates the data collection process. This software gives you the great data collection, test grading, and survey analysis features of Remark Office OMR, but works with traditional OMR scanners and preprinted forms from Scantron, Chatsworth Data, Sekonic and Apperson. Are you already using Remark Classic OMR and thinking about upgrading? See what's new in version 5.

Defining Your Forms

Remark Classic OMR is very flexible in that it can work with most any form that works with a traditional OMR scanner. Remark Classic OMR uses a template for each form type that is to be recognized. The template holds the information that allows the software to recognize the areas of data on the form and produce output. Remark Classic OMR works with many standard forms that are in use today. For those forms, pre-defined templates are included in the software. You can also create or purchase your own OMR forms independently of Remark Classic OMR, and then train the software to read them. Forms created using design packages such as Magenta™ from DataBlocks can also be used with the software. Remark Classic OMR comes with a Template Editor for this process. Training is a simple procedure where you create a template for a form by defining the areas on the form containing data to be processed. You then fill in some information about each of these areas (this defines what each completed mark should translate into) and through this process the software "learns" how to process your form.

Reading Forms

The Remark Classic OMR software works with a supported OMR scanner to read and process your forms. Remark Classic OMR recognizes data from OMR fields (bubble fields). For supported scanners, the software also supports the optional barcode reader, the transport printer, and also the reject stacker. Built-in exception handling easily locates and allows you to correct or verify any erroneously marked forms (e.g. a person fills in two marks for a question, or fails to answer a question).

Data Export

Once your forms have been scanned, the software can save the data to a variety of different output formats for use with virtually any analysis package (such as SPSS, Access, Excel or CSV). You can also email data using the built-in email client. Or, save your data in Remark Classic OMR's own format and take advantage of the software's built in analysis engine, Remark Quick Stats®.

Data Analysis with Remark Quick Stats

Remark Classic OMR includes Remark Quick Stats, which provides powerful test grading and survey analysis functions with the click of a button. If you administer tests, the software can automatically grade them. You can specify an answer key, grade scale, extra credit questions, map questions to learning objectives, scaled scores, set benchmark values and more using Advanced Grade. Then the software can grade the test and produce reports representing the students' performance, item analysis, frequency distribution, student scores and other data. Remark Quick Stats also produces a grade report for each student which can be printed and handed back. View some example Test Grading Reports in Remark Classic OMR. The grade information can be exported to a variety of gradebooks, student management systems and learning management systems through a variety of export formats. Grade exports include: Blackboard, Pinnacle, Moodle, Canvas, Sakai, Grade Busters, Grade Quick, InteGrade Pro, ParSCORE, Pearson Inform and more.

For survey applications, Remark Quick Stats can tabulate your survey and then run reports such as an item analysis, item statistics or crosstabs to view your results. View some example Survey Analysis Reports in Remark Classic OMR. You can also exclude NA (non applicable) answer choices from your analysis reports, while retaining a count of NA selections.

All of the Remark Quick Stats Reports can be exported to PDF, HTML, Excel or XML formats. The reports can also be emailed using the built-in email client. You can build report batches to select, print and export multiple reports at one time with optional advanced filtering (e.g., filter grades based on instructor).