Wayne State University

Instructor exam scoring services

​Scoring and exam scanning services are available to Wayne State instructors and faculty to help reduce the grading workload in larger classes. We use LERTAP and an optical recognition scanner to not only score your exams, but allow you to analyze your test to see what is working. This is a very reasonably priced service, which is funded by your department. 

Drop off your exam

Faculty exams are accepted for scoring during regular office hours. Appointments are recommended for the best turnaround time and should be scheduled at least one business day in advance. To schedule an appointment, complete the form at the bottom of this page. You may also send an email to scoring@wayne.edu, or call 313-577-4706.  In your request, include the instructor's name, WSU email address and contact phone number, the course name and number, and the date and time you would like to schedule the appointment.

Exam scoring appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. in half-hour time slots.  Our office is closed from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

To ensure accurate processing, the Scoring Services Intake Form is placed on top of the answer sheets which will be scored. Please fill it out completely, and note any special details on the back. You can print out the form by clicking on this link. 

Improve your test

​Our staff will provide you with your test results in addition to a LERTAP report. These reports are intended to give you information about ways to improve the accuracy of your exams. In the field of testing, many statistics have been developed to help you make your test harder without making it less accurate. These statistics can help you understand which items are difficult and which are easy, so that you can assess different levels of expertise in one exam. They can also help you to fine-tune your difficult items so that they assess higher levels of skill without confusing your stronger students.

The following resources are available to help you better use these reports:

  • LERTAP Manual: Chapters 1, 7, 8, 10 and 11 are relevant to faculty interested in improving their exams.
  • LERTAP Cheat Sheet (PDF): This summarizes the key statistics included in your reports from Scoring Services.

Request appointment

Instructor Exam Scoring

To request an appointment, please send us your details using the form below at least one business day in advance of the expected delivery time. A 24-hour turnaround is not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation email from us. If you do not receive a confirmation within one business day, please call 313-577-4706.

Although exams may be delivered early, the turnaround is based on the time of the appointment, not the time of delivery. The Scoring Office recommends that you schedule your exam for a later time, rather than run the risk of delivering it late. Exams delivered more than 30 minutes late will lose their appointment.

If you have never had our office score an exam for you before, please call 313-577-4706 so that we can explain the scoring process in order for you to best utilize our services.