This Microsoft Excel file allows the teacher to design a multiple-choice assessment with up to 40 questions and an essay. It will print out 40 different forms of the assessment, with questions shuffled within each of the five pages. Additionally, the letter options for each question are shuffled. Cheating is nearly impossible.
Grading is easy. The teacher must simply type in all of the students' letter choices, and grades are automatically calculated. Optionally, the teacher may print out the graded assessments for review by the students (if they claim you made a mistake, you always have the originals in hand). Yes, a ScanTron is faster, but with ScanTron all the assessments must be the same - a situation conducive to cheating.