To mark the sheet, an HB graphite pencil should be used so that any errors can be erased easily. Avoid the use of a harder pencil, such as 2H, as the mark may be too indistinct to be read reliably.
FE58Grade OMR Sheets
The previous illustration shows the layout of columns for a grade OMR sheet which contains two aspects. Using an HB pencil, a result must be entered for each pupil/student for each of the aspects, or the 27th column should be marked to indicate that no mark is to be read for that pupil/student. In this example, A. Ball has been marked a 7 for Science Tests Level KS3 and a 6 for Maths Test Level KS3.
Although you can have more than one aspect on a grade OMR sheet, the total number of grades in the selected aspects cannot exceed the number of available columns (i.e. 26). When you are designing the template you will be warned if the number of grades in the chosen aspects exceeds 26. You will then need to deselect a sufficient number of grades from one or more of the selected aspects. For example, Key Stage aspects include grades applicable for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 and if you are marking Key Stage 3 you might not need to include grades more applicable to Key Stage 1.
If you do not wish to omit any grades then you will need to redesign the template.
Marks (Integer) OMR Sheets
Each Marks (Integer) OMR sheet enables you to enter a mark, in the range 0 to 700, for each pupil/student for one aspect. For example, in the graphic above, the pupil/student C. Bell has been marked 454, whilst Z. Dee has been awarded 630.