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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)

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