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May 4, 2021

Remark Software Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week 2021!

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May 4th is Teacher Appreciation Day, the most important day of Teacher Appreciation Week. Over the past 365 days, parents and students the world over have discovered a deeper appreciation for the teachers in their lives. In that spirit, we have compiled a list of our articles that are teacher-centric for you, along with some thanks to the teachers who impacted our lives the most.

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What is Remark Test Grading Cloud?

Remark Test Grading Cloud is an advanced grading solution created by Gravic’s Remark Team. The hosted application allows teachers to create their own custom assessments, and distribute the assessment on paper or online. Grades are received by either scanning the paper forms, or via online submission, allowing the teacher instant access to powerful reports for every class, student, question, comment, and answer selected. For the past year, Remark Test Grading Cloud has been tirelessly working to be the best testing solution on the market, expanding our online testing capability by adding timed tests, the ability to email student feedback, and adding more options when administering online tests than ever before.

To learn more about Remark Test Grading Cloud, please contact our sales team at [email protected] or 1.800.858.0860. You can also request a free trial or sign up for a live webinar. We look forward to hearing from you!


April 26, 2021

Traditional Test Design Creation in Remark Test Grading Cloud

The Traditional View option in Remark Test Grading Cloud puts the question test, followed by the bubbles, one question after another, down the test page. This option allows you to have the question text and the answer choices together on the same test sheet.

To insert a Multiple Choice section on your form, click “Add” and choose Multiple Choice from the drop-down menu. The section editor opens. This is where you can customize the layout and design of your multiple choice section.

Under the “Primary” tab, you can edit the number of questions, number of answer choices per question, and the answer choice labels.

Under “How would you like the question and answer displayed?” you can choose how to lay out the bubbles. Select “Display the questions in a traditional question-answer layout.” This option puts the question text, followed by the bubbles, one question after the other, down the test page.

Remark Test Grading Cloud question and answer display

The “Text and Labels” tab appears if you select Traditional View for your Question Display on the “Primary” tab.

Use this section to define question text and question labels. Both items appear on the forms. Note that answer labels are not carried over to the reports (you will still see “A, B, C, …”).

Remark test grading cloud text and labels

The “Traditional” tab appears if you have selected Traditional for your Question Display on the “Primary” tab.

Choose whether to split the answer choices across multiple columns. Use this option if you have five or more answer choices. Note that Remark Test Grading will fit the answers in the best way possible for the space on the page.

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Remark Product Support can be reached Monday - Friday (except major holidays) from 9am - 6pm Eastern Time at 610-647-8595 or by email at [email protected].


April 23, 2021

Upcoming Support Monthly Webinar April 28

Multiple Test Versions Part 1 - Standard Answer Keys in Remark Office OMR

Multiple test versions are often used to make it more difficult for students to cheat by looking at another student’s paper while taking the test. Remark gives you two options for using multiple tests version. In this webinar we will cover the first option: Standard Test Versions. With Standard test versions, you can enter each test version key and then have the software match the data to the appropriate answer key for grading. This webinar will focus on answer sheet test version identifiers, answer keys, completing the Advance Grade screens for standard test versions, and show how each test version appears in the reports.

Remark Office OMR multiple test versions

This webinar is targeted to intermediate Remark Office OMR users.

Sign up for this monthly webinar.

Webinars are free for customers with current maintenance or technical support agreements. If you do not have a current agreement, the cost of each webinar is $50 USD. Why not consider purchasing a support agreement. A support agreement entitles you to attend any monthly webinar at no additional cost. For support status and information, contact our support department.

You can view upcoming webinars here.


April 12, 2021

Filtering in Remark Quick Stats

Support often receives calls asking if it’s possible to filter data by specific criteria contained within a data set.  Filtering is completed within Remark Quick Stats.  You can filter both grade and survey data.  There are two ways you can filter.

The first way is by using Report Batches.  When using Report Batches, you are stepped through the process of selecting up to three regions to use as your filter criteria.  You can then run, print and save multiple reports at a time based on the filter criteria selected.  Exports include PDF, HTML, TIF, Text and RTF reports.  Once a report batch is created, it can be saved for reuse.  Report batch files can also be linked so you can run one after another if reports are needed on different filter criteria.  If you need to frequently generate the same reports on data collected in a specific OMR template, Report Batches can be a definite time-saver!

To work with Report Batches, click on Quick Grade, Advance Grade, Quick Survey or Advance Survey to open Remark Quick Stats, then select the Report Batch option from the tool bar or select Report Batches from the Task Pane.

The second way you can filter within Remark Quick Stats is by using the Filter window.  Here you can manually specify as many filter parameters as desired in order to parse your data as needed. Once a filter is created, you can click on Reports and reports will generate based on that specific filter.  These filters can also be saved for later use.

To work with Filters, click on Quick Grade, Advance Grade, Quick Survey or Advance Survey to open Remark Quick Stats, then click the Data tile.  This will bring you to the Primary data set.  Click on Filter to begin creating a filter.  Enter a filename then enter at least one your Field, Operator and Value.  The area at the bottom of the filter window will display if there are any items that meet your filter criteria.  Save the filter, if desired.

You can switch back and forth between the filter(s) and the Primary data set by changing the filter displayed to the right of the Filter button.  Once a filter is created and selected, click the Reports tile to generate reports specific to the chosen filter.  The reports will display the applied filter in the upper left of the report.  If you need to run reports on the primary data set, don’t forget to switch the filter back to Primary.

It’s important to remember that if you will need to filter data by specific criteria, that criteria must be included in your data.  While there are some circumstances where data not collected by your form can be added if not on the form such as using prompt for fill value field which will add identical information to each row of data, it is best to design your forms so the necessary data is captured directly from your completed forms.

Remark Support can be reached Monday - Friday (except major holidays) from 9AM - 6PM Eastern Time at 610-647-8595 or by email at [email protected]


April 6, 2021

Remark Test Grading Cloud is a 2021 EdTech Digest Cool Tool Award Finalist

EdTech Award Cool Tool Remark Test Grading Cloud

Gravic, Inc is proud to announce that Remark Test Grading Cloud was a finalist for the 2021 EdTech Digest Awards under the category “Testing & Assessment Solution.” The EdTech Digest is a publication focused on highlighting the innovators, leaders, and trendsetters across the realm of education. Their yearly EdTech Awards recognizes companies in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming the field through technology and enriching the lives of learners everywhere.

Remark Test Grading Cloud is an advanced grading solution created by Gravic’s Remark Team. The hosted application allows teachers to create their own custom assessments, and distribute the assessment on paper or online. Grades are received by either scanning the paper forms, or via online submission, allowing the teacher instant access to powerful reports for every class, student, question, comment, and answer selected. For the past year, Remark Test Grading Cloud has been tirelessly working to be the best testing solution on the market, expanding our online testing capability by adding timed tests, the ability to email student feedback, and adding more options when administering online tests than ever before.

Furthermore, we add this to our list of recent accolades, having won a THE Journal Award, and a Campus Technology Award late last year.

To learn more about Remark Test Grading Cloud, please contact our sales team at [email protected] or 1.800.858.0860. You can also request a free trial or sign up for a live webinar. We look forward to hearing from you!


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