Two nonessential feature requests
Apologies if either or both are already possible.
To help prevent students entering answers incorrectly it is nice to be able to alternate the answer letters. For example, odd numbered questions could have answers ABCDE and even numbered questions FGHJK. As I understand it, AMC always reports to the csv file the first answer as A, the second as B etc. It would be nice if there were an option to report the actual answers.
Someone using post correction method who gives the exact same test over several years will want to keep a copy of the teacher's result. It would be nice to have a pdf of this to print in case the original gets damaged or lost, or if the teacher wants to share with someone far away. Of course it's possible now to keep a scan of it, but printing a scan and then scanning it back in can lead to errors. Since AMC knows what the answer sheet looks like and knows what the teacher's answers are, maybe it could create a "new original" which would be clean of scanning noise and have the boxes filled in precisely, completely and darkly.
Neither of these is essential of course! The first can be done easily in post-csv processing (eg "if question_number mod 2 == 0 then translate ABCDE to FGHJK"), the second can be achieved by filling in the teacher's boxes carefully, keeping the scanner clean, and printing in high quality.
Thanks again for this very very useful program.
RE: Two nonessential feature requests - Added by Alexis Bienvenüe almost 9 years ago
As I understand it, AMC always reports to the csv file the first answer as A, the second as B etc.
You're absolutely right.
It would be nice if there were an option to report the actual answers.
What do you use the CSV file for? If your need is to tell the students their errors, perhaps the annotated completed answer sheets can help you?
Of course it's possible now to keep a scan of it, but printing a scan and then scanning it back in can lead to errors
You don't have to print the scan and scan it back: simply give the scan to AMC.