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What types of optical mark reader scanners can I use to score the O*NET Ability Profiler?

There are many configurations of hardware and software on the market that can be used to scan/read the examinee response sheets and place the information in a computer file in the layout and format expected by the O*NET Ability Profiler Scoring Program. Currently, we are aware of the following companies that sell optical mark reader scanners: Pearson Assessments, Scantron, and Bell and Howell. (Note: To add compatible optical mark reader scanners that meet the configurations outlined in the APSP User's Guide, please contact O*NET Customer Service (

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