Standardized answers collected from paper tests are a practical way of testing the knowledge base of all students equally. Standardized tests are used for monitoring student progress throughout the school year by getting fast knowledge based test results from a classroom of students. Multiple choice answers collect fair, non biased results from answer sheet tests which collect checkbox responses. Paper standardized test answer sheets can be marked and scored on a computer which saves having online computers set up for students before a standardized test or exam can begin.
Practicing for a standardized test using practice bubble answer sheets , is beneficial when preparing students for entrance tests and level tests, as significant parts of these types of examinations use standardized questions which are answered on a paper bubble answer sheet.
Paper standardized tests can be scanned with a regular document image scanner to automate collection of the answer responses from the completed tests. As each paper test sheet is handed in it can be scanned by the test giver and uploaded into computer software to be marked on a pc or laptop computer, saving the need for returned standardized tests to be sent to a scanning and marking room. The computer software automates the answer collection and scoring of the standardized tests, delivering an immediate result for each student and helping teachers to regularly monitor the progress of students.
The improvement of education standards around the world has caused increases in the use of standardized testing in universites, schools, colleges and training organizations. Standardized testing has been around for a long time but since the 1990s has become even more popular with the advent of computer software to automatically mark standardized paper tests for the increasing numbers of students. Government education departments are conducting yearly standardized tests throughout schools to regulate school performance and to monitor student performance therefore keeping the education standards of their country high. If these types of tests had to be hand marked it would greatly increase testing expenses and the time it would normally take to test so many students.
Paper Bubble Answer sheets are quickly printed on plain paper and distributed to students to gather fast results from standardized tests . A standardized test uses multiple choice questions or true false questions, which are commonly used in schools and universities to collect standard answers from large numbers of math, english and science students.
Standardized Testing Papers are called OMR sheets, bubble sheets , answer sheets or multiple choice question sheets.