Classroom Exam Processing

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (IRA) offers classroom examination scoring services to Temple University faculty. Requests for examination processing services must be made in person at the IRA office (1200 Carnell Hall), Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Test data and answer keys must be submitted on IRA-approved optical scanning ("bubble") forms along with a Classroom Examination Processing Request form.

Faculty receive a detailed Item Analysis Package (IAP) report which includes a variety of statistical item and test measures, student listings and scoring options. Additionally, an Excel file containing summary data and a raw scan data text file are provided for each test.

Exams are usually processed in one business day from the time the exam is submitted, but may be ready in fewer than 24 hours. The status of each exam scoring job, the IAP report (in pdf format), summary Excel file and raw data file are available through IRA's Exam Access System (EAS) website (printed reports are available on request). To sign up for EAS and receive your exam output via the web, complete an EAS application and deliver the signed application (with your Temple ID or a copy of your Temple ID) to a member of IRA's Exam Services staff in 1200 Carnell Hall.

Please carefully review the Using IRA Exam Scoring Services document, which provides step-by-step instructions, scoring and report options, and general scoring policies. Please call IRA's Exam Services unit at (215) 204-8611 with questions.

Procedures for Health Science Campus

Instructors at the Health Sciences Campus (HSC) can make special arrangements to drop-off and pick-up classroom examinations at the School of Pharmacy, Office of the Dean, Room 148, 3307 North Broad Street. Instructors must complete a Classroom Examination Processing Request form and submit it with the exam materials.

Exams will be collected from the Health Sciences Campus each weekday morning, and will be delivered to IRA by approximately 2:00 pm. IRA will process the exams as quickly as possible, but cannot guarantee the exact return time at HSC.

The classroom exam answer sheets and exam results are considered secure, confidential documents. Special arrangements have been made to transport the materials between the School of Pharmacy and IRA. IRA and the School of Pharmacy cannot, however, be responsible for delays, loss, or inconvenience that might arise from circumstances beyond our control.

Procedures for Ambler Campus

Instructors at the Ambler Campus can make special arrangements with Academic Services at (267) 468-8260 to drop-off and pick-up classroom examinations in West Hall, Room 102. This service requires that the instructor completes a Classroom Examination Processing Request form and submits this form with the exam materials.

Exams will be collected from the Ambler Campus once a day, usually in the morning, and delivered to IRA. IRA staff will process the exams as quickly as possible, but cannot guarantee the exact return time at Ambler.

The classroom exam answer sheets and exam results are considered secure, confidential documents. Special arrangements have been made to transport the materials between the Ambler Campus and IRA. IRA and the Ambler Campus drop-off site cannot, however, be responsible for delays, loss, or inconvenience that might arise from circumstances beyond our control.