Other Data Processing Services

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (IRA) offers Frequency Distribution Processing (FDP) services for faculty and departments that have developed their own evaluations and need a method to capture and summarize the evaluation data. IRA also offers Research Data Processing (RDP) for instructors that want to capture data from bubble forms and then analyze it themselves.

Requests for FDP and RDP services must be made in person at IRA (1200 Carnell Hall), Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. FDP and Research requests must be submitted on IRA-approved optical scanning ("bubble") forms. For additional information, review our Using IRA Data Processing Services document that provides step-by-step instructions, report options and general policies. Please call the office at (215) 204-8611 with questions. Job status and output for both FDP and RDP requests are available through IRA's Exam Access System (EAS) website. To sign up for EAS and receive your FDP output via the web, complete an EAS application and deliver the signed application (with your Temple ID) to a member of IRA's Exam Services staff in 1200 Carnell Hall.

Frequency Distribution Scanning and Processing

IRA provides descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation, and frequency distribution) for each item and a raw scan data text file for each request.

FDP requests are usually processed in ten business day from the time the job is submitted for processing, but may be ready earlier. The status of FDP requests and FDP reports (in pdf format) and raw data files are available through IRA's Exam Access System (EAS) website (printed reports are available on request).

Optical Scanning of Research Data

For Temple students, faculty and administrators who want to capture data from bubble forms for their own analysis, IRA can provide optical scanning services. The data are captured on optical scanning sheets, scanned on an optical scanning machine and converted to data files.

Requests are usually processed in ten business day from the time the job is submitted for processing, but may be ready earlier. The status of requests and raw data files are available through IRA's Exam Access System (EAS) website.