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Remark Office OMR 2014

Remark Office OMR the leading OMR Windows based forms-processing software package for surveys and tests. The software recognizes optical marks (bubbles and checkboxes), computer-generated characters (OCR) and barcodes. You can design your own forms using any word processor and print them on your printer. Then use Remark Office OMR to scan and recognize data with your image scanner, analyze the data in the software or export the data to the application of your choice! It's that easy!

New Features in Remark Office OMR 2014

Remark Office OMR 2014 has many new features and updates. The following list provides an overview of what is new in this version. 

Data Center (We have included many changes to the functionality in the Data Center including a new look and feel, new recognition engines, and more)

  • New barcode reading engine: To ensure support for the latest barcode features.

  • Dynamic template updating: Updated the Data Center to check when open templates are modified in the template editor so that if changes are made the Data Center reflects those changes.

  • Read grid-in regions right to left: Added the ability to read grid-in style regions from right to left.

  • Easily add items to your data when processing forms: Ability to add a default fill item to your data when scanning and importing images (e.g., a course identifier, session identifier, location, etc.).

  • New streamlined Review Exceptions screen: The Review Exceptions screen was updated to allow for easier review and cleaning of your data in the data center.

  • Speech recognition: Simplify entering in qualitative data by using your microphone or headset with our new speech recognition engine for entering hand written comments or correcting exceptions.

  • New sub category of missing values: Blank and multiple responses are now separate types of missing values so they are easier to distinguish when exporting.

  • Data Export:

    • Microsoft Office 2013 support: Data can be exported to Microsoft Excel and Access 2013 formats.

      • The 255 column limit and overwrite-only limitations have been removed from the Excel export.

    • Added the CSV export format.

    • A numeric data export option was added when using automation files for tabulating surveys.

    • The ExamSoft® export format was added for exporting grades into ExamSoft.

    • The StatPac export format was added for exporting data into StatPac.

    • Added the ability to save data to Google Drive and Dropbox.

Remark Quick Stats – analysis & reports (We have included many changes to the functionality in Remark Quick Stats including a new look and feel, new reports, and more)

  • General analysis updates:

    • New streamlined interface for report customization: Easier interface to customize built-in reports (change headers, fonts, colors, show/hide statistics and more!).

    • Ability to adjust report labels: Added the ability to change some of the report labeling options in the Report Properties screen.

    • Create report groups for task pane: New report groupings added to the Remark Quick Stats task pane to make finding reports easier. You can also add reports to a Favorites list for easy access.

    • Include Number of Respondents: You can include the total number of respondents in the survey or test in the report header.

  • Test grading analysis:

    • Support for rubrics: Added a new rubric field type to provide better support for rubric style questions.

    • Partial credit questions: Added support for awarding partial credit for test questions.

    • More robust learning objective support: You can now apply individual grade scales to each learning objective on a test. You can also add a longer description to the learning objectives.

    • Support for grading image clips: You can now award grades when using image clips for hand written responses.

    • Test version support for Item Analysis Reports: You can now run Item Analysis reports when using standard multiple answer keys.

    • Updated the Student Statistics Report: Added a percent column to the Student Statistics Report in the objective and subjective columns. Also adjusted how extra credit questions appear on the report.

    • Always exclude answer key in custom gradebook export: Added the ability to always exclude the answer key when exporting grades to the custom gradebook format.

    • Class Learning Objectives Report sorting: When using the sort objectives property in the Class Learning Objectives Report, the overall line is no longer included in the sort.

  • New test grading reports:

    • Changed Answer Reports (by student or question): Two new reports were added to show any answers that were changed by crossing out responses or making changes to the data grid. The reports are available on the question and student level to provide the most pertinent information to the teacher or administrator.

    • Student Response Similarities Report: A new report was created that shows students with similar responses. You can control the similarity threshold.

    • Student Achievement Report: An Achievement Report was added to show comparisons to the test benchmarks.

    • Comparative Item Report for Grading: A Comparative Item Report was added when grading tests and lists the percent correct for each question based on criteria of your choosing. You can optionally calculate a benchmark using the average percent correct for all students.

    • CSV gradebook export: A generic CSV gradebook export was added to enable universal integration with gradebooks and student management systems.

    • Pinnacle gradebook: Added support for Pinnacle gradebook.

  • Survey analysis

    • Integrated Item Analysis Report: This report combines our Condensed Item Analysis and Response Reports for easy distribution and viewing of quantitative data and handwritten responses. This is a great report for course evaluations, session evaluations and a variety of other survey projects.

Template Editor: (We have included several changes to the functionality in the Template Editor to simplify and speed template creation)

  • Auto numbering of columns and rows: In an effort to simplify and speed up your template creation process the software attempts to automatically detect the number of columns and rows in the region based on the bubbles it finds.

  • Enhanced database lookup settings: Easier access to database lookup settings so that you can create standard templates and share them with other uses who might have a different database connection.



Remark Flow Diagram

 

Remark Office OMR plain paper Form Scanning Software

Use your own tests, surveys and other plain paper forms
     Stop buying expensive preprinted OMR forms Stop buying expensive preprinted OMR forms

Design forms using any word processor or form design program (e.g. MS Word, MS Excel)
     Provides flexibility to create and duplicate as many as you need Provides flexibility to create and duplicate as many as you need

Save time and money by printing your forms in-house
     Forms can be printed on a laser printer, photocopied, or sent out to your local printer Forms can be printed on a laser printer, photocopied, or sent out to your local printer

Add barcodes, computer generated text for OCR and bubbles or checkboxes for OMR fields
     Remark Office OMR processes marks, barcodes and text for the ultimate in flexibility Remark Office OMR processes marks, barcodes and text for the ultimate in flexibility

OMR Bubble FormsRemark Office OMR is the first plain paper OMR solution, that allows you to design and control your own forms. There is no need to learn a special form designer. Instead, simply create forms in any word processor and duplicate them on a laser printer or photocopier. The software works with virtually any image scanner or multi-function device through its TWAIN driver or by reading various image file types (TIFF/PDF/others). Once data are collected, Remark Office OMR grades or tabulates the data using the built-in analysis component, Remark Quick Stats, or you can export your data to over 35 different formats, including SPSS, Excel, Access, SQL Server, Oracle and more.

Scanning Forms

Scanners used with plain paper OMR forms

With Remark Office OMR, you can take full advantage of any image scanner or multi-function machine (printer, scanner, copier, fax all-in-one) to scan and process your survey or test forms. There is no need to buy dedicated scanning equipment, allowing you to maximize functionality while minimizing costs. The software works in two ways: 1) with a TWAIN enabled scanner or multi-function machine directly connected to the software, or 2) by reading images (TIFF, PDF, BMP, JPG, PCX, and PNG) created by networked scanners, multi-function machines or other scanners. This combination allows you to read images from virtually any scanning machine.

Remark Office OMR reads OMR areas (optical marks such as bubbles), OCR areas of computer-generated text and barcode information from your forms. Handwritten areas are captured as image snapshots for later key entry, viewing in an analysis report or coding into themes. Built-in exception handling easily locates and allows you to correct or verify any erroneously marked forms (example: a person fills in two marks for a question, or fails to answer a question).

Grade Tests and Analyze Surveys

Remark Office OMR includes Remark Quick Stats, a built-in analysis and reporting package that is used to tabulate surveys and grade tests. With the click of a button, the software provides many standard reports. Reports are customizable in terms of information displayed, colors, fonts and graphics. All reports can be exported to various formats, including PDF, and emailed in order to get information into your constituents' hands quickly and efficiently.

Remark Quick Stats Reports

For survey style forms, reports such as an item analysis, item statistics or crosstabs are available. Each report contains a variety of statistics including; Mean, Variance, Standard Deviation, Standard Error, Min, Max, Range, Median, Skewness, Kurtosis, T-Value, Percentiles, Confidence Intervals and more. View open ended questions in a single response report. In addition, view results by groups of questions to gauge performance better, or compare responses by demographics or other criteria. Detailed information and examples of Remark Quick Stats’ Survey Analysis reports.

If you administer tests, the software automatically grades them. Using the Easy Grade option, simply put the answer key on top of the test forms, scan the forms and click the Grade button. Or customize the grading process by using a specialized grade scale, adding learning objectives to create scores for subsets of questions, compare student scores to established benchmark scores and other options, the software grades the test and produces statistics and graphs representing the item analysis, frequency distribution, student scores and several other test statistics.  Remark Office OMR also produces a grade report for each student which can be printed and handed back to the student. Grades can be exported to a variety of gradebooks and student management systems. Detailed information and examples of Remark Quick Stats’ Test Grading reports.

All reports can be exported as PDFs, html, xml and more. Reports can generate a variety of graph types including; pie, bar, horizontal bar, line, area, point, polar, fast line and more.

Remark Office OMR’s Data Export Capabilities

Once your forms have been scanned and processed the software can save the data to over 35 different output formats for use with virtually any analysis package (such as SPSS, dBase, Access, SQL Server, Excel or Lotus 1-2-3). Remark Office OMR can even save your data to an HTML format for publishing on the Internet or to an Intranet.

Resources

Analysis Group Report

Provides overall analysis of each question, along with analysis of questions that are placed in groups. Question groups can be used to view analysis of related questions (e.g., if processing a course evaluation survey, you can view all questions related to the instructor as a question group).

Class Frequency Distribution Report

Provides a distribution of the grades for an entire class and test. This report is useful for gaining a quick grasp on class performance.

Comparative Grade Report

Compares performance for groups of students. This report is particularly effective for NCLB (No Child Left Behind) reporting in order to ensure all subgroups of students are making adequate yearly progress.

Comparative Item Report

Compares performance for various demographics included in the survey. Reports individual question information based on questions from the data (e.g., in the case of a course evaluation survey, you could report on instructors, courses, etc.).

Condensed Test Report

Provides answer choice frequency information on a question by question basis, including distractor and class score information. This report is a great way to see question and class performance at a glance.

Crosstabulation Report

Provides information about two questions within one chart, allowing you to see a breakdown of responses for two questions simultaneously.

Demographic Grade Report

Compares performance for groups of students. This report is particularly effective for NCLB (No Child Left Behind) reporting in order to ensure all subgroups of students are making adequate yearly progress.

Item Analysis Report

Provides answer choice frequency information on a question-by-question basis, which for test grading is useful for question validity. Using the Item Analysis reports, you can see how students responded to the question. If problems are found (e.g., the question was poorly worded), you can throw out the question or allow additional responses to be considered correct without rescanning test forms.

Item Statistics Report

Displays descriptive statistical information for each question. The statistics are displayed in groups, allowing you to show or hide the groups you need.

Item Analysis Report

Provides answer choice frequency information on a question-by-question basis.

Question Mean Report

Provides the mean for every question tabulated, allowing you to quickly see individual question performance.

Response Report

Typically used to provide data from openended questions.

Student Grade Report

The Student Grade Report provides a detailed grade report for each student included in the grade operation. You may print these reports and give them to your students, parents or other stakeholders.

Student Response Report

Provides a graphical view of each student on the test and each question on the test in a matrix style. This report allows you to quickly see performance on both a student and question level.

Student Statistics Report

Used to view class performance for tests. Optionally shows detailed information about learning objectives, objective questions, and subjective questions. Great report for quickly seeing how students are performing and whether they are meeting standards.

Test Statistics Report

Provides basic statistics on the test as a whole and is useful for gaining a quick look at performance and basic statistical analysis.

Remark Web Survey 5.0

Create and run your own web surveys with Remark Web Survey.  Your surveys will have your design, your branding and your URL. Create online evaluations, registrations, guest books, ballots, information request forms and any form you can imagine. And you don't have to learn HTML to do it. Remark Web Survey makes it easy and affordable for anyone to create, publish and gather results from online forms. View Remark Web Survey's extended feature list.

Remark Web Survey has two easy-to-use components. Use the Designer Component to create your web forms then use the Server Component to administer web forms and collect the data. Once the data is collected, you can analyze it with Remark Web Survey's built-in analysis tool, Remark Quick Stats, or export the data to one of over 35 formats.

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