How do I create an Item Analysis report?

You will learn how to create an Item Analysis Report in ParScore. The Item Analysis Report examines the recorded student responses to the questions, so that you can assess the quality of those question items and the test as a whole. The Item Analysis report helps point out ambiguous or troublesome questions.

After you have finished scanning all student answer sheets, follow these steps to create an Item Analysis Report.

1. From the main menu choose Reports, then scroll down to Item Analysis Reports.

Reports link is selected.

2. In the pop-up window type a Report Heading name (optional).

Report Heading field is selected.

3. Choose Quiz under Category and the version you would like to run the report on.

quiz 1 is selected.

4. Choose what you want to do with the report.

Select from Preview, Print or Export.


1. The Item Analysis Report displays.

 Item Analysis Report displays
Preview button is selected.

2. Click on the Print button when you are ready to print out the report.

The report will be printed on the currently selected printer. You must change the printer before you select to print if you want to use a different printer.

 Print button icon is selected.
 Print button is selected.

The report will be printed on whichever printer is currently selected. If you want a different printer, you must select a printer before clicking on Print.


To export the report to a file (typically a CSV file is the most useful), choose Export. A CSV file can easily be viewed in Excel or imported into SPSS.

Export button is selected.

You have now exported the report to a CSV.

Article Summary

You have now learned how to create an Item Analysis report within ParScore.