Zeus Test

UPDATE: Due to the recent renovation in the One Stop Center, Zeus drop off and pick up are now located in the Registrar's Office (SSB 303 or One Stop Counter). Further updates will be noted here.

If you have any concerns or issues please email me directly at andrew24@sfsu.edu.

The Testing Center maintains computerized test scoring services (ZEUS) for faculty. ZEUS exams administered in class and brought to the Testing Center will produce online reports of scores and other test data. The data may be received in either HTML or Excel format. Statistics supplied include: 

  • Percentile (for each score) 
  • Number of right and wrong answers 
  • Scores and sub-scores 
  • Number of items graded 
  • Number omitted on key 
  • Number obtaining each different raw score
  • The corresponding percentile, mean, and standard deviation 
  • The number and percent responding to each choice of each item

Faculty, upon submission of tests, are required to uniquely identify their test by a combination of Course Sort (Schedule Number/Class Number) and Date. Instructors may also obtain a report of student scores, a statistical analysis of the test characteristics, and an itemized analysis of the individual questions and their interrelationship. Services are provided within three working days of submission of the test to the Testing Center.

ZEUS Instructor Form (Answer Key) may be obtained from Testing Services in the Student Services Building, room 303.

ZEUS Student Form is purchased by students in the SFSU Bookstore.

Scantron forms will NOT work with the Zeus test scoring program.

The fields listed below must be filled out correctly for the Instructor form to be processed without issue and the results posted. 

Last Name

Enter last name then first initial and middle initial.

Course Sort Number

Other names for this include Schedule and Class Number, make sure to use the current semester course sort number. This number can be found by going to the SFSU home page / Academics / Student Resources / Class Schedule. (NOTE: If your schedule number is only 4 digits you MUST enter a 0 in the first field, for example, 0####).


Enter the date the test was tuned in or the date the test was taken on. 
The Course Sort Number (Schedule Number) and the Date, uniquely identify this test and are required to run the Zeus's report.

Depending on the choices made by faculty on the instructor form, students may retrieve, through SF State Gateway, one of three types of reports.


Students will receive the a basic report that will include scores, number right ans wrong, and percentile.


Students will be able to view a columnar display of their responses to the test questions, identified by an adjacent columnar list of the test item numbers.

Scored Responses

Students will receive the “Responses” report (above) along with an additional adjacent column indicating the correct answer to the question and a fourth column headed “Was your answer correct?”.

Students with incorrect identifying information on their answer forms (Course sort or Student ID) will not be able to view test results through their SF State Gateway.  Please note, faculty wishing to limit disclosure and sharing of data relating to test questions and their correct answers should probably use option #1.

Score reports will be viewable online by following these steps:

Sign into SF State Gateway
Under Faculty and Staff, select Class Services
Select the relevant semester under Prerequisite Roster, and click "Go"
Click the "Zeus" link located in the Class Title column. 
Select desired options on the ZEUS menu then select the "Request ZEUS Test Report" button.

Students seeking Zeus test results

Students with incorrect identifying information on their answer forms (Course sort, Student Number) will not be able to view test results through their SF State Gateway.

Sign into their SF State Gateway (Not the Student Center)

Under "Student", click on "Academics"

Select "Test Score Report"

Find the relevant Course Sort Number and click the "Detail" link to view the score.