What is a

Scantron

Scantron is a type of standardized testing methodology that uses Optical Mark Recognition (OMR), whereby light coming from a scanner recognizes where dark marks were made on a sheet of paper. Students are provided with a sheet of paper with four or five bubbles per question. Students must color in only the bubble containing the correct answer on their sheet.

Scantron refers to scannable answer sheets used for testing purposes. Scantron is used in over 105 countries and continues to grow. Scantron permits teachers to incorporate content from multiple sources—including Scantron’s item banks, textbook material, custom items and more. Scantron is a tool for measuring knowledge in multiple subject areas and is used in K-12 and higher ed.

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