QUICK START for Using the JAVA
of the "Universal Inventory/Test Scorer"
Use of this tool is absolutely FREE and associated with NO
You will also be told how to get your own, local, permanent desktop
copy of this program, so it will be yours to use forever. The direct address
to this web page is http://cyberper.cnc.net/quick_start.htm
If you got here indirectly, please come here directly to avoid any ads.
The Scorer will instantly and automatically score ANY objective
test or personality inventory/questionnaire.
This may not become fully clear until you have read both this quick "directions"
page and the more lengthy directions page (ANNOUNCEMENT.htm). Those
using the JAVA Scorer for objective test scoring OR for scoring inventories, etc. that
are OTHER than T/F will not fully understand how to use it for their purposes
until they have read both "directions" web pages. The Quick Start uses an
example which is a personality inventory with 2 scales and 18 T/F items.
I am now recommending the use of
been found in years now AND it is easier than using the Java
May 2010: I have decided to provide (as an alternative set of instructions), an INDEPENDENT standalone
JAVA version first, and then follow supplemental directions for 'translating' the scoring system so it works
[It should now be possible just to read the instructions on the page at the new link, and then use the JS version
of the scorer, HERE (feel free to Save a copy of this html page to your Desktop). If this JS version is all you
are interested in, no more reading on this page OR the ANNOUNCEMENT.htm page will likely be necessary.]
NEW: April 2011: A download with the JS Universal Scorer, directions PLUS the ability to evaluate responses
on consistency (lie) scales is now available. Here is a link to THE ENTIRE DESKTOP PROGRAM (kit).
There the so-called "fancy" Java version of the program which
now works in Firefox (at least on PC)
Note: Here on material pertains only to the JAVA version. :
You may well find it convenient to Copy this web page into a NotePad document
rather than trying to go back and forth between this web page and
the Java scoring application. Once you copy and paste this page to NotePad, then
you can copy and paste the needed sections from NotePad into the Java app and
conveniently work through this "Quick Start". If you have any questions or
problems, write **immediately** to firstname.lastname@example.org (My concentric.net
email is a spam trap and is not checked -- do not use that.) We are absolutely
committed to keeping this tool up and running to promote science in the applied psychology
fields. Read this ENTIRE Quick Start before returning to the ANNOUCEMENT.htm page.
...Now that you have the everything you need to get
the Inventory/Test Scoring
Program up and running properly, it is time for the "Quick Start" -- a demo
showing you how it scores a sample T/F Inventory. This will be enough
information for you to know how to automatically score any T/F
inventory. (For tests or for inventories that are not T/F, the ANNOUNCEMENT
web page will explain how to use this utility test scorer for those sorts of
tests/inventories.) IF you are using the Java version of the program:
You will have to return to the ANNOUNCEMENT.HTM PAGE AND
GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THAT PAGE FOR THE LINK TO
THE UNIVERSAL INVENTORY/TEST SCORER.
One thing you need is a sample scoring system.
Part 1 of the QUICK START:
Here between the dashed lines is a small sample scoring system.
Be sure to copy from the first character to (and including) the last
blank line before the second dashed line (do not copy either dashed
(This example is of an Inventory with 2 scales and the Inventory has
18 items which the client answers. Items may count on more than
one scale and not all items need be used.) Anyhow, here is the
sample scoring system for you to copy. Copy all between (but NOT
including) the 2 dashed lines.
Note: There are two returns after the last character. This is important because
the program tolerates NO errors (and does nothing if there are any errors).
*IF* YOU DO NOT COPY AND PASTE THIS WEB PAGE TO NOTEPAD, YOU MAY
find you have an extra return in the sample scoring system. SIMPLY CHANGE IT SO
there is exactly TWO RETURNS after the last visible character in the scoring system.
Do all checking of your Paste to be sure this is true BEFORE you
hit the Enter button on the Java scoring application. ALSO:
NO space or Return should be before the first character.
Scorer program itself. YOU MAY NOT JUST CUT-AND-PASTE any of the sample scoring
systems shown on this page OR the ANNOUNCEMENT.htm page without making the modifications
EXPLANATION of the Scoring System:
This Notepad Document represents an Inventory with 18 items and
just two scales. Scales are denoted 001 and 002. Here is further
explanation of each of the other lines of the Notepad File (i.e.
of the small sample Scoring System -- obviously you would save your
Scoring System, so you wouldn't need to type it each time. Make sure
you use a raw txt application -- I recommend Notepad which comes with
Windows). Anyhow, here the explanation of the other lines of the
0010040050120160180 (these are item numbers scoring Scale 001 up for True)
0020100130150170 (these are item numbers scoring Scale 001 up for False)
0030070090170110 (these are item numbers scoring Scale 002 up for True)
0040060080140160180 (these are item numbers scoring Scale 002 up for False)
(Please DO note that each item has three digits representing its item
number **AND** there is an extra 0 (zero) at the end of each line of item
NOTE: If a scale has NO True Items that score it "up" OR if
a scale has NO False Items "on it", then code 0000 (4 zeros)
for that line in the scoring system text file. (Do similarly for
tests or inventories that have no "a", "b", ... etc. items scoring
them up on a particular test question or scale. SEE MAIN
Directions Page (ANNOUNCEMENT.htm) for further info.)
AFTER YOU ENTER THE SCORING SYSTEM, PASTING IT INTO THE TEXTAREA
USING CONTROL-V , YOU PRESS THE BIG BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE
APPLICATION INTERFACE. NOW:
Part 2 of the QUICK START.
Obviously you need a set of client answers. This is also put in
a Notepad document. It begins with NO spaces before the first character.
Only one RETURN between item responses (18 items). And NO SPACE OR
RETURN after the last character.
As a sample, again, COPY everything between the first and second
dashed line below (NOT including the dashed lines).
These represent the client answers. Note there is NO space OR
return after the last character. This is important because program
tolerates NO errors (and does nothing if there are any errors).
Paste them (USING CTRL-V) in the same textarea
and click the same button a second time.
Click the same big button a third time for the raw scores on each
END OF QUICK START.
See the more complete directions for Inventories with more than 2 response options.
(The program can handle any number of options and varying numbers of
options for the different items.)
The program can handle scoring systems with over 30,000 characters.
THIS IS WHY A DOWNLOAD OF JAVA 1.2 RUNTIME SYSTEM IS NECESSARY
FOR THE JAVA VERSION.
P.S. Again (though this reminder is likely not necessary at this point):
Scales with NO T or F items scoring them up have:
for that line in the scoring system. see ANNOUNCEMENT.htm for even
more instructions (as needed)
NOTE: for ultimate efficiency:
If a client types their answers into a txt document (I suggest in
particular using TextPad *
with numbering "on" temporarily so the client can see what item number he/she is on)
AND if one has translated their templates into a scoring system text file
(per the directions on ANNOUNCEMENT.htm and above)
indeed at most it takes a total of 20 seconds to do ALL of the
following: (1) Turn line numbers off on the TextPad application
the client answered the items in (2) Copy and paste your Scoring
System into the Java application. (3) Click a button (and wait
about 1 second) (4) copy and paste the client answers in the application
(5) click the same button (and wait another 1 second) and (5) click the
same button a third time for all the raw scores.
very similar -- see notes on the bottom of the JS app web page.)
AT MOST THIS TAKES 20 SEC. I HAVE DONE IT SEVERAL TIMES. It might
actually all take 10 seconds if you are fast.
THIS IS TRIED AND TRUE AND WORKS FLAWLESSLY. It takes longer to go to the
web site and wait for the Java program to load than the time it takes to
do the entire scoring process, so maybe it will take a total of 3 minutes.
* TextPad is a free txt document program available over the Internet.
Limitation of the Java/JS Scoring Program:
* The program accepts only one answer (response) per test/inventory item.
(Creative individuals can think of a couple of "workarounds" for this limitation.)
Things the Program can "Handle":
* Items with any number of options (T or F or a, b, c, d, e, ...).
* Differing numbers of options for test/inventory items (the program is totally flexible
here -- see main directions, ANNOUNCEMENT.htm, for the necessary information).
* Weighting of items (simply code the item number multiple times in the appropriate line of the
scoring system text file).
The JAVA Program is written using the most modern
useful aspects of Java 1.3 ("Java 2", 2001 edition)
Enjoy. -- Brad Jesness, Sun Certified Programmer for
the Java 2 Platform
You will need to return to the main
page to get to the link for the Java Scoring Tool (link is at the bottom
of that page).
CLICK THIS LINK to find places you can download TextPad
-- a free text document utility that allows you to temporarily
turn line numbers on so students/clients can see which test
or inventory item they are presently answering. This
application provides a raw txt document ready for copying
and pasting student/client answers into the Java application.
(Though the application appears to be a temporary trial,
all editions I am familiar with NEVER expire.)
To use the new 'fancy' JAVA version, click THIS LINK.
This version will now work in Firefox (at least
on the PC) -- remotely (i.e. from this site) -- with
no downloads or plug-ins needed; also, this version
of the Java program will run on Internet Explorer 8
for PC (again, with no downloads or plug-ins).
You can Have Your OWN Copy of the
JAVA Inventory/Test Scoring Program
AFTER you have run the online
copy in Firefox or IE8 (via the
BLUE LINK, directly above, and made sure it works),
you may obtain YOUR own lasting copy of this version of the
JAVA program and thus be sure to have access to it forever.
Simply follow these procedures:
(1) Call up http://cyberper.cnc.net/ScorerUserJB2b.html
in your Firefox Browser or IE 8 and VIEW the Source (see Browser menus)
(2) View and Copy the Source code of that html page and
Paste it into a NotePad
(3) Save that NotePad document to your desktop
(WHEN SAVING MAKE SURE TO HAVE THE SECOND TEXTBOX
IN THE SAVE DIALOG BOX SET TO "ALL FILES" AND BE SURE
TO SAVE THE DOCUMENT EXACTLY WITH THE NAME,
(4) Call up
in your Firefox Browser (i.e. put this address in the address area of the
browser just as you would put a web address there -- OR just click the
last link !). A dialog box should come up allowing you to save this java program
file. Save it to your desktop (where the corresponding html file is).
THE PROGRAM WILL NOW RUN FROM
JUST BY OPENING THE HTML FILE IN FIREFOX (on a PC)
(Try It: Copy and Paste the Scoring System text file into the
application when it appears. Then copy and paste the client
scores. Click AGAIN and your inventory/test is scored and
it all works just exactly as it did online !!!!)
(I have also put both of the files needed for the new Java version of the Universal Scorer
in a zip file available via THIS LINK.)
Final Note: Assurance of the Safety of the Java Applet Program
** ALL ** applets without special permissions, explicitly and expressly granted, are guaranteed safe programs by Sun. (No one would ever let anything run in a browser that could affect system files or anything without express permissions, asked for and then granted. My program ASKS FOR NO PERMISSIONS and is thus 100% safe and could not be malicious.)
Again, unless an applet expressly and explicitly asks for permission to
SOURCE CODE WILL BE PROVIDED TO ANY
PARTIES. It has been examined by several third parties and
no problems with the code have been found. (CLICK HERE for
an image-view of the source code of the original Java version
of the scoring program -- all the programming logic is identical
in the 'fancy' Java version.)
of this web page AND all users of any version of the Scorer program
are asked to visit and read my home page as a courtesy, in exchange for the
provision of the Universal Inventory/Test Scoring Program. Thanks.
Please also consider providing a link to http://cyberper.cnc.net.
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