Test Scoring Replacement Project
This project is sponsored by the Office of The Provost, Associate Vice-President Academic and in partnership Open Learning and Educational Support.
The current test scoring system at the University of Guelph has limitations that impact quality, efficiency, and the overall student learning experience. One of these limitations includes a dependence on proprietorial products, including a dedicated scanner. This scanner is restricted to optical mark reading (OMR) bubble-sheet scans and cannot scan other paper-based assessment formats. In addition, the current solution will no longer be supported from a technical perspective beyond 2021.
The University has identified the business needs to provide a test scoring solution which allows instructors to design more robust and innovative paper-based assessments, supporting the University’s commitment to learner-centredness.
As such, a project has been approved and prioritized by the IT governance council (ITGC) to procure, implement, and support a test scoring solution that will:
- enhance the University’s reputation for excellence with a more progressive and robust platform for assessing student learning;
- provide University faculty with an effective, supported tool for paper-based, machine-graded assessments;
- enrich the student learning experience through enhanced assessments;
- increase adherence to academic integrity standards;
- allow for both centralized scanning and faculty self-serve; and
- create efficiencies and reduce overall support required for test scoring, including paper-based, bubble-sheet and short-answer assessments.
Work to Date
As of July 2019, the following has been completed:
- stakeholder engagement to gather requirements; and
- an RFP has been created and will be posted in July 2019.