Scantron Corporation

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Scantron Corporation
Founded 1972
Founder William E. Sanders
Headquarters Eagan, Minnesota, United States

Scantron Corporation is an American company based in Eagan, Minnesota. Scantron provides products and services for assessments and surveys world-wide.

Scantron deals with forms printing and scanner manufacturing. It operates in 98% of the US school districts, 56 countries, 48 Ministries of Education, and 94 of the top 100 US universities. They are best known for their machine-readable paper forms on which students mark answers to academic multiple-choice test questions and the optical mark recognition (OMR) and imaging scanners that read them. To analyze those answers, the machines use OMR- and image-based data collection software. In addition to its forms and scanners, Scantron provides web- and desktop-based assessment software.[1]

Scantron is a division of M&F Worldwide. Scantron was a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) from 2010 until it resigned from the organization in 2012.[2]

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  1. ^ "2011 SIIA Codie Awards Finalists". Software and Information Industry Association. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  2. ^ Hawkins, Beth. "Minnesota's Scantron becomes latest ed-related firm to quit ALEC". MinnPost. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 

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