February 3, 2020

Increasing Grading Efficiency and Accuracy in Large College Classes with Remark Office OMR

Our newest article discusses how the Universidade Nova de Lisboa's Physics Department uses Remark Office OMR to grade tests, quizzes, and assessments. Their classes contain anywhere between 200 and 800 students, and their grading processes were laborious and prone to error. See how the switch to Remark Office OMR has overhauled their entire grading process.

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January 31, 2020

Remark Office OMR 10.3 Released

Remark Office OMR 10.3 is now available! This update contains a variety of new features, fixes, and updates including:
  • Support for both Standard and Advanced multiple test versions when saving and loading generic answer keys
  • A “BeforeKey” error was corrected when attempting to analyze more than one data set at a time
  • An error was eliminated when grading with a template that contains duplicate answers for a question
  • If you do not have a scanner set up in Remark Office OMR, the template editor now defaults to reading from image files when creating a new template
You can see the full list here.
Remark Office OMR 10
The update is available to customers who have a valid maintenance and support contract. If you have an active contract you will be prompted to install the update when you open the software if the check for updates feature is turned on in your preferences. You can also click Help|Check for Updates to receive the update. If your maintenance and support contract has lapsed, you will want to contact our sales team to renew your contract so that you can get this important update. We continually update all of our products, primarily based on your suggestions. We greatly appreciate your support!

December 30, 2019

Gravic Gives Back This Holiday Season

We at Gravic recognize our good fortune and find it our civic duty to help those who are not as fortunate. Led by our Gravic Way committee, which organizes company events and donations to charities in alignment with our core purpose, we made three different charitable donations to help those in need during the holidays. We are proud of the participation rate from our employees this year and are appreciative of their generous efforts.

We began during the Thanksgiving holiday by donating to 102.9 WMGK's Turkey Drop. Spearheaded by famous Philadelphia radio personality John DeBella, the Turkey Drop benefits CityTeam Chester by providing turkey dinners for Thanksgiving to thousands of individuals and families in need.

In the beginning of December, we continued our longstanding tradition of supporting Operation Christmas Child, one of the many charitable projects performed by Samaritan's Purse. They are a nondenominational Christian organization that, like Good Samaritan in the famous Biblical tale, provides aid and assistance to those in need throughout the world. The premise behind Operation Christmas Child is simple: fill a shoebox with gifts for children in need. These shoeboxes are then collected by volunteers and shipped around the world to be distributed to the children. We filled the shoeboxes with all sorts of items, including puzzle books, toys, art supplies, toothbrushes, soap, and many more.

We rounded out this holiday season by collecting food boxes for Bridge of Hope, a Christian organization aiming to prevent family homelessness. Each box contains a full Christmas meal for a family, including vegetables, fruit, pasta, rice, cranberries, rolls, and a gift card to a local grocery store that is intended for meat. We're happy to report that Gravic employees were able to fully complete 19 meal boxes for families this year!

We hope that our donations have made a difference this holiday season. Our efforts could not have been possible without the efforts by the Gravic Way committee and the generosity of our employees. We look forward to many more charitable events and donations in 2020!

December 19, 2019

Why You Need Remark Test Grading Cloud

Remark Test Grading CloudWhen grading tests, teachers often encounter two main sources of frustration: limited information is returned and the process is time-consuming. A quick overall score doesn't tell you what areas the students understand, and grading well-constructed tests by hand is an arduous task. Teachers already spend so much of their time teaching the material; they shouldn't have to spend just as much time grading tests. This is why we created Remark Test Grading Cloud.

Remark Test Grading Cloud was developed using the same industry-leading technology that created Remark Office OMR. Since 1991, our Remark products have been used by educators worldwide to grade hundreds of millions of tests. You can be sure you are trusting a team with extensive experience!

Remark Test Grading Cloud is streamlined for easy teacher use. The application allows you to create custom tests that are as simple or as detailed as you wish. These tests are printed on plain paper using any printer, and scanned for grading using any image scanner or copier. If there are any questionable responses submitted (such as crossed out answers), you can correct the data on screen while viewing an image of the filled-out form. You can also add feedback to a student for any question on the test.

Once the tests are collected and graded, you can view our built-in reports that show student, class, and item performance. If needed, you can also conduct advanced grading without having to re-scan the tests; such as changing question weights, adding or changing correct answers, changing grade scales, and grouping similar questions to form learning objectives. You also have the option to send the grades to your learning management system or export the raw data to a common format, such as CSV or Excel.

Watch the video below to see an overview of Remark Test Grading Cloud.

You can try Remark Test Grading Cloud for yourself by requesting a trial version. You can also request a webinar to view a live, detailed demonstration of the application.

December 18, 2019

Happy Holidays from Gravic!

Happy Holidays from your friends at Gravic!

As the end of the calendar year quickly approaches, all of us here at Gravic, Inc. want to wish you a very happy and safe holiday season! We are incredibly grateful to you, our customers, for your continued loyalty and support throughout the years. In 2020, Remark Office OMR will turn 29 years old! Since its first release in 1991, we have developed Remark Office OMR and our other popular Remark applications thanks to invaluable feedback from our customers. We take enormous pride in our products and look forward to serving you well into the future!

Please note our hours during this holiday season below:

  • Tuesday, December 24: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Wednesday, December 25: Closed
  • Thursday, December 26, Friday, December 27, Monday, December 30: Normal business hours of 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST
  • Tuesday, December 31: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Wednesday, January 1: Closed
  • Thursday, January 2: Normal business hours resume

Warm Regards,

The Remark Products Group
Gravic, Inc.

Happy Holidays

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