Data Center

Responsible for the operation and maintenance of the facility housing the University's enterprise computing systems. We provide monitoring and support services for these systems and the data center infrastructure that support them. In addition, staff duties include grading Scantron forms for student tests and research data collection as well as processing print requests for other campus departments.

  • Scanning jobs may be dropped off or picked up in room 61 McVey Hall -- during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Questions regarding scanning may be directed to 859-257-2222.
  • Requests for access to the data center may be directed to 859-218-5250.
  • Immediate assistance requests should be directed to 859-218-HELP (4357).
     

 

OpScan8 Scanner

 

A computerized exam grading program is available at the University of Kentucky using the OpScan8 scanner, and Scantron General Purpose Answer Sheets (GPAS) (EW-3990-1:72717069 and T4887-543).

The blue and white GPAS (EW-3990-1:72717069) answer sheet allows 5 choices per question, and answers for 240 questions. The blue and white, 5-response answer sheet is available at the University Supply Center (item number 306726).

The green and white GPAS (6703) answer sheet, allows 10 choices per question, and answers 120 questions. The green and white answer sheet must be ordered directly from Scantron.

The grading programs sorts student scores into differently ordered lists, produce histograms, and item analysis. A handout describing the programs can be found here.

Data Center Operations no longer prints the results (printed output) that accompanies the grading service for Scantron exams.  We will continue to offer the grading service as usual and will provide all the files generated during the grading process electronically so that you can print them as needed.  The ".out" file will be available upon request in pdf format.

In addition to the emailed results, all files generated during the grading process will be available when the exam is picked up if the scanning user provides an USB drive or CD-ROM media.

If you have any questions about the changes please call us at 859-257-2222.

Scanner Request Forms

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You can get all request forms at the Data Center Operations area, room 61, McVey Hall. This location is where you also submit your exams/data-entry data, and receive your processed bubble sheets.

Or, you can download the form. All forms are downloadable in PDF format.

Scantron Bubble Sheets FAQs

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Note: effective May 18, 2016, the drop off/pickup point will be room 61 McVey Hall instead of room 205 McVey Hall.

Where is the Data Center located?

Data Center Operations is located in McVey Hall, room.

If you are arriving from off campus, use the Funkhouser Drive entrance on Rose Street (Gate 3). The last building on the right is a joint complex consisting of McVey Hall and the ASTeCC Building. Approaching McVey Hall from Funkhouser, you will see some steps, which are actually between the two buildings. McVey Hall is to the right of the steps, and the ASTeCC Building is to the left.

Room 61 is located at the other end of the hallway (north end of McVey Hall) -- (signs are posted).

You will drop off, and pick up, all scanning input and output in room 61, McVey Hall.

Don't forget to call us (859-257-2222) if you have questions.

What are your hours?

The Data Center is located in room 61, McVey Hall.

Scanning jobs may be dropped off or picked up in room 61 McVey Hall -- staffed only during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

However, the doors to the ASTeCC building are unlocked only during business hours -- i.e., 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on holidays.

Where do I get the Bubble Sheets?

Computer-related materials may be purchased from the University Supply Center with a valid University of Kentucky account number.

Signed requisitions may be hand-carried to Stores, and the merchandise picked up immediately, or the requisition may be mailed. Merchandise will be delivered at no additional charge to offices on the University of Kentucky campus.

Users who cannot purchase supplies with a UK account number should contact their purchasing department, and request merchandise with the specifications described below.

Item #: 306726
Item Description: General Purpose Answer Sheet #27 Light blue ink #3990-1
240 questions with 5 responses
Price: $33.94* for a packet of 500 sheets

For any scan sheets users cannot find locally, contact Scantron via their website (Scantron.com) or call 1-800-722-6876
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*Price as of Sept. 2, 2013

Where do I take my Bubble Sheets to be processed?

All bubble sheet data to be processed is submitted, and retrieved, at the Data-Center window.
The Data Center is located in room 61, McVey Hall.

Scanning jobs may be dropped off or picked up in room 61 McVey Hall -- staffed only during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Where do I pick up my Bubble Sheets after they have been processed?

All bubble sheet data to be processed is submitted, and retrieved, at the Data Center window.
The Data Center is located in room 61, McVey Hall.

Scanning jobs may be dropped off or picked up in room 61 McVey Hall -- staffed only during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Can I have my data sent to more than one E-mail address?

Yes, you may request to have your processed data sent to multiple e-mail User ID(s).

How soon can I get my Exams back?

The turn-around time for processing Bubble Sheets is typically 24 hours.
You may call Operations (859-257-2222) to inquire about the status of your Bubble Sheets.

Scanning jobs may be dropped off or picked up in room 61 McVey Hall -- staffed only during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Can I turn in more than one Exam using one key?

No. For each Exam that you want to have processed as a separate group, you must have a separate Request Form, separate Key(s), and, if appropriate, a Weight sheet.

Can I have a new Bubble Sheet designed?

Although there are several general purpose forms available for data entry use, the most used is the Scantron General Purpose Answer Sheet (306726) that was designed at the University of Kentucky, which allows 240 variables with five responses each.

But, occasionally a User may have data to be processed, and the bubble sheets that the University Supply Center provides are inappropriate. Therefore, a new bubble sheet can be designed for your special application; but, unless the project is a long-term one, the cost is usually not justifiable.

The User must contact Scantron for this Service, for which there will probably be a cost.

For information about this service, please contact:

Send E-mail To: ITS Data Center
Room 61, McVey Hall
University of Kentucky Data Center
Telephone: 859-257-2222

How much does it cost to have my Bubble sheets processed?

Most academic course-work applications are not subject to a charge.

However, under certain circumstances, the following charges apply:

Scanning rate per hour: $40.00
Programming rate per hour: $70.00
Setup fee per document batch: $ 5.00

If you are in doubt as to whether your application is subject to a charge, ask us.