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New Answer Forms for Scantron Exams

CaTS is in the process of transitioning from the current blue and green Scantron exam answer sheets to a new black and white form, which provides cost-saving benefits to the university and a new and improved scanning and grading process for Scantron exams. Reports will still be available to faculty as an electronic file sent through SecureShare, or as printed copies available for pickup in the CaTS Scanning Services office.

When Will This Transition Be Complete?
Our goal is to fully transition to the new black and white answer sheets by July 1, 2022. After this date, the current blue and green forms may no longer be accepted at Scanning Services for grading.

What Differences Will I Notice?
The main difference between the current form and the new answer sheets is that the student responses are recorded vertically instead of horizontally (pictured below). A copy of the new answer sheet can be viewed on the CaTS website at

Current Form:

Current Form Answer Key

New Form:

New Form Answer Key

What Actions Do I Take Now?
The new black and white answer forms are available now for purchase through Printing Services; forms can be ordered at

If your department still has copies of the current blue and green answer forms, please continue using them until your inventory is depleted. Additionally, please email with how much stock you have of the current answer forms and how long you anticipate that stock lasting.

If you have questions about this transition, please contact the CaTS Scanning Services office at