Surveys

The Test Scoring office can also scan surveys that have been filled out on scantron forms, and provide some additional data analysis if requested. For quizzes, tests, and exams, our grading software is only configured to read the UCF pink/raspberry-colored half-sheet answer form, but we have more flexibility for surveys because they are not processed with the same software. We still prefer the UCF pink/raspberry forms for surveys (typically free processing), but we can also scan a wide variety of other forms as well (for a fee), provided they are compatible with our insight 150 scanning machine.

If you plan to use a nonstandard form, there will be a one-time $100 setup fee, and $50 for each hour of processing. These fees must be paid by check or authorized department account transfers. We recommend contacting us at least a week before you give the survey so we can determine if the form you have selected can be scanned by our scanning machine, and so we can begin the setup process.

Survey processing may take up to two weeks for completion, depending on the quantity of surveys to be scanned, the complexity of any additional requested data analysis, and how many higher priority quizzes and tests we have in our queue at that time. Small survey jobs can usually be done fairly quickly though, especially if you just want the responses without any data analysis.

Processing output will, at a minimum, consist of one or more comma-separated raw data text files (.csv) containing the responses. These can be easily imported into Excel, SPSS, or many other popular software titles. If you request data analysis as well, we can provide frequency tables showing the number of each response to each question. Additional statistics such as means, std deviations, etc can only be generated for numerical data. Forms that use ABCDE responses would require a numerical response mapping before those statistics can be calculated, and such mappings are typically only meaningful for Likert scales. Two of the most common response mappings are A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4, E=5  or A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E =1. Also, whenever you request data analysis, please be sure to specify a file format for the results. We typically use either SPSS or a custom program, but to date, most people seem to prefer their results in Excel files, which we are able to export to.

For additional information regarding survey processing, please contact the Test Scoring office at 407-823-5493 or email testscor@ucf.edu for assistance.