Zeus Test

Instructor Instructions

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all Testing services are suspended. Zeus exams will not be processed during this time.

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 can be exported into an Excel file, CSV file, PDF, or reports can be directly printed, or copied online .  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), can be obtained from Testing Services in SSB 303.

Zeus instructor form example

ZEUS Student Form, can be purchased at SF State's Bookstore.

Zeus student form example.

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

The fields listed below must be bubbled in correctly for the results to be veiwable on the Prerequisite roster, incorrect entry will result in delayed posting times of scores. 

Last Name

Bubble in the last name, first name and middle initial. The last name field on a Zeus form, with a red box highlighting it.

Course Sort Number

  • Schedule and Class Number are other names for this field. 
  • If this number is is not known then go to the Prerequisite Roster and look under the Class # column.
  • If the Course Sort Number is 4 digits ENTER 0 in front of the number to make it 5 digits, for example, 0####.
The course sort number field on the Zeus form, with the a red box highlighting it.


Bubble in the date the test was tuned in or the date is was administered.  The date field on a Zeus form, with a red box highlighting it.
The Course Sort Number (aka Class andSchedule Number) and the Date, uniquely identify this test and are required to run the Zeus's report.

The fields listed below are optional and are not required to view Zeus results on the Prerequisite roster.  However, if they are used then please note that incorrect entries will result in delayed posting times of scores. 

Test ID

Bubble in either the form letter, Number or both to differentiate between versions of the same test within the same class.  The test id field for the Zeus instructor form


  • Bubble in the amount of questions to be graded for each grouping.
  • If only one grouping then put the total number of questions under Subtest 1.
  • For multiple groupings then break up the total. For example:
    • A test of 30 is split into 3 subtests, with each subtests containing 10 questions.
    • Bubble in 010 for subtest 1
    • Bubble in 020 for subtest 2
    • Bubble in 030 for subtest 3
    • The report output will contain the total test and all 3 subtests.
The subtest fields of the Zeus instructor form.

Punched Output

Bubble in one of the 3 options to make results viewable for students on Gateway.  For more detail click the Report Types for Students: Optional tab.  The Zeus forms punched output field on the instructor form.
The Course Sort Number (aka Class andSchedule 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.

  1. Sign into SF State Gateway.

  2. Click the Class Services menu link, under the Faculty / Staff header.

  3. Select the relevant semester under the Prerequisite Roster header.

  4. Click the Go button.

Fauculty/Staff portal on gateway showing the location of the prereq roster.

  1. Click the Zeus Tests link located in the Title Column

Prerequisite roster columns shown, with the title highlighted with a red box.

  1. Select the relevant test ID and Date.

  2. Select the desired report type (the first option is the most used).

Zeus report select screen, where instructors can select the types of reports to view.

  1. Click the Request ZEUS Test Report button.