FE60Marks (1 Decimal Place) OMR Sheets
Marks (1 decimal place) OMR sheets allow you to mark each pupil/student for one aspect, in the range 0 to 79.9. For example, in the previous graphic the pupil/student Z. Dee has been marked 63.2. If you wished to mark pupil/students higher than 79.9 you would need to enter the result in marksheets via the keyboard.
FE61Marks (2 Decimal Places) OMR Sheets
Marks (2 decimal places) OMR sheets allow you to mark each pupil/student for one aspect, in the range 0 to 7.99. For example, in the previous graphic, the pupil/student A. Ball has been marked 5.67. If you wish to enter marks higher than 7.99 you should enter the marks in marksheets via the keyboard.
Age OMR Sheets
Age OMR sheets allow you to mark each pupil/student on a single age aspect, within any 13 year and 11 months range. The above example displays the age range 7yrs to 20 years 11 months. However, when creating the Age OMR template you can define any 13 year 11 month range you wish, as long as the start year is less than 87.
The pupil/student A. Ball has been marked 9 years and 4 months, whilst C. Bell has been marked 7 years 0 months (note that the 0 months must be marked). In contrast, the teacher does not want any result to be read in for S. Fox, so the 27th column for that pupil/student has been marked.
Before reading OMR sheets through the OMR you are given the opportunity to select the result date. This is usually the date when the results were attained and is the date with which the results are associated when they are read in. Unless you change it, the default result date (i.e. today’s date) is applied. By reading in results for a pupil/student and applying different result dates, you can build up a result history for that pupil/student. If you choose to do this, you may wish to group OMR sheets according to their result date to simplify the reading-in process.
Care must be taken not to inadvertently build up a result history. For example, if you read the same sheet on two different days (perhaps because a mark was unclear or missing), without applying the same result date, the two default result dates (i.e. the current date) would be used and a result history would be created.
If you have associated the OMR template with a result set, only a single result can be stored for a pupil/student and aspect at any one time. If another result is read in, it will overwrite any existing result. Consequently, a result history cannot be created. Results sets can be locked at any stage, to prevent further entry of results.
How an Optical Mark Reader Works on page 409
Setting up an Optical Mark Reader on page 411
Creating and Maintaining Result Sets on page 99