Skip Navigation
small NCES header image

Table of Contents  |  Search Technical Documentation  |  References

Data Entry

       

Scanning Tools

Key Entry

The data entry process is the first point at which booklet-level data are directly available to the computer system. Depending on the NAEP document, one of three methods was used to transcribe NAEP data to a computerized form: optical mark reflex (OMR) scanning, image scanning, and intelligent character recognition (ICR). The data on scannable documents are collected using optical-scanning equipment that can capture not only OMR data but also images of the constructed-response items and ICR fields in a single scan pass.


Last updated 12 June 2008 (TS)

Printer-friendly Version


Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey

or

No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.
National Center for Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education