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November 25, 2020

Grading Semester Exams Using Remark Test Grading Cloud

Remark Test Grading CloudOur latest case study article profiles the Episcopal School of Jacksonville, who significantly improved their test grading process by switching to Remark Test Grading Cloud. See how they were able to get away from their reliance on specialized forms and scanners to grade their exams. The ease of using the application allowed for quick implementation among teachers and enabled the school to benefit from a wider range of uses than originally intended.

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November 24, 2020

Remark Team Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving

The Remark team would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. We hope that you have a safe and healthy holiday. Please note, our office is closed for the holiday, and also on Friday, November 20th, 2020. We look forward to serving you again when we resume regular business hours on Monday, November 23rd, 2020. As a gift to show our thanks to all of our terrific customers, we've included a fun and free Thanksgiving survey that can be read with Remark Office OMR. Just click the survey for the PDF, and click here for the OMR template! Warm Regards, The Remark Products Group Gravic, Inc.


November 17, 2020

Upcoming Support Monthly Webinar November 18

Using Scaled Scores with Grading in Remark Office OMR

A scaled score converts a student's score on a test to a common scale that allows for a numeric comparison among students. Scaled scores are considered an advanced feature targeted to specific use cases where a specific test grade is needed from an external grading system. A scaled score allows you to use a database to translate a student's score on a test from a standard raw or percent score into another scale, as defined in the translation file (database). If you need to use Scaled Scoring but aren’t sure how to set it up in Remark Office OMR, this webinar is for you.

This webinar is targeted to advanced Remark Office OMR users.

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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.

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November 10, 2020

Upcoming Support Monthly Webinar November 12

Form Design Best Practices for Remark Office OMR - Thursday, November 12, 2:00PM EST

New to Remark Office OMR? Need a refresher on creating forms? You have a great deal of flexibility in the forms you design for use with Remark, however, there are some best practices that should be followed. If your forms don’t meet our best practices, you may spend a lot of time addressing avoidable recognition errors within your collected data. Make working with Remark easier! Join us as we explain our form design guidelines and show you how simple it is to implement them when creating your forms so you don’t have to spend extra time on data cleanup.

This webinar is targeted to beginner 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.


November 9, 2020

FAQ: Can I use Barcodes in Remark Office OMR?

Remark Office OMR has a long history of capturing information using bubbles, but its recognition capabilities don’t stop there. Remark can also read barcodes! Barcodes offer an easy way to capture information such as ID numbers, class numbers and other demographic information using less space on a page than would be needed if respondents had to bubble in the information.

Remark recognizes a variety of barcodes in both 1D and 2D formats, including data matrices, codabars, and QR codes. If you don’t know what kind of barcode you’re using, Remark can even auto-detect the barcode type, ensuring that your properly formatted barcode will be read!

Although Remark supports various barcode formats, the most popular is the 3 of 9 barcode. This font installs with your Remark software and can be selected within your word processing software the same way you select any other font. If you are creating a form on a machine where Remark is not installed, you can download the font free from our website.

The 3 of 9 barcode font is simple to use, even for those who know nothing about barcodes! Simply type your information book-ended by asterisks and replace any spaces with an exclamation point. For example, you might use a Code 3 of 9 barcode to record a teacher’s name on a set of tests.  If you want the barcode to read the teacher’s name, William Smith, you would type it in your normal font as *William!Smith* then change the readable font, including the asterisks, to the 3 of 9 barcode font and make the font size 26 points.

If you need a visual aid to know what information is contained within the barcode, you can put that information below the barcode in a small (8 point) readable font in a gray that is dark enough to read yet light enough to drop out (disappear) when scanned so it doesn't interfere with recognition of the barcode.

It is important to remember that your barcode should be surrounded by at least 3/8” of empty space so other form elements remain far enough away so as to not interfere with recognition of the barcode.  Because barcodes can vary in length depending on the information they contain, be sure to leave room on your form for the longest expected barcode.

Check out some of the samples on our website to see barcodes in action. Don’t forget to send your forms in to Remark support for review so we can make sure you get started on the right foot!  Forms can be emailed to support@gravic.com.



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