Test Services

Test Services is a scanning service of the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness and is available to all Mississippi State University faculty. Scantron test forms, as well as the test scanning service, is available at no cost to faculty members or their department. The trained staff in Test Services can also design and scan special request surveys using the Class Climate Scan System at minimal cost. Test Services administers Student Evaluation of Teaching during the fall and spring semesters. The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness encourages all MSU faculty to take advantage of the scanning services provided by Test Services. Test forms can be picked up at the Test Services office. Instructions for submitting test forms for scanning are listed below.

258 Allen Hall (map link)

Test Services Schedule

  • Fall 2022 - Classes Begin August 17 / Classes End November 30
    Final Examinations: December 2, and 5-7. Final grades due December 12, 10:00 a.m.

  • Winter Break 2022 - Classes Begin December 13 / Classes End January 11
    Final Examinations: January 13. Final grades due January 17, 10:00 a.m.

  • Spring 2023 - Classes Begin January 17 / Classes End May 1
    Final Examinations: May 4, 5, 8 - 10. Final grades due May 15, 10:00 a.m.

  • Maymester 2023 - Classes Begin May 16 / Classes End May 30
    Final Examinations: June 1. Final grades due June 2, 10:00 a.m.

  • First Term Summer 2023 - Classes Begin June 2 / Classes End June 28
    Final Examinations: June 30. Final grades due July 5, 10:00 a.m.

  • Second Term Summer 2023 - Classes Begin July 6 / Classes End August 1
    Final Examinations: August 3, 4. Final grades due August 7, 10:00 a.m.

  • Ten Week Term Summer 2023 - Classes Begin June 2 / Classes End August 1
    Final Examinations: August 3, 4. Final grades due August 7, 10:00 a.m.

  • Fall 2023 - Classes Begin August 16 / Classes End November 29
    Final Examinations: December 1, and 4-7. Final grades due December 11, 10:00 a.m.

During spring and fall FINAL examinations, the area of test services will open from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. in order to meet your scanning needs.

Steps for scanning test

  • Have receiving ticket completed with analyses selected.
  • Instruct all students to complete the Name and Identification (MSU ID) sections, beginning left to right in each section. Please do not leave tests until you have the identification section completed, we will not bubble in this information for you.
  • Write "key" on the key sheet and attach to its corresponding set of answer sheets.
  • Align corners of tests.

Examples of test results

  1. Summary Information
  2. Scoring Frequency
  3. Student Ranking, T-Score and Z-Score
  4. Test Item Response Analysis
  5. Student Detailed Results
  6. Excel Spreadsheet Report


  • Following the "steps for scanning test" listed above will expedite the process.
  • Tests are scanned in the order in which they are received.
  • Tests are scanned within 24 hours. 
  • Test results may be copied to cd-rw, or  USB which must be included with test to be scanned (no print outs will be given).
  • E-mail results are not allowed.

Have questions or comments regarding test services or surveys?  Please contact:

Test Services
258 Allen Hall (map link)
Phone: 662-325-7444


Last Updated: November 3, 2022