Scantron Corporation

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Scantron Corporation
Private
Founded 1972
Founder William E. Sanders
Headquarters Eagan, Minnesota, United States
Parent M&F Worldwide
Website www.scantron.com

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 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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