Materials – Media Mail
Updated January 2001
eligibility of objective test materials at the Media Mail rates of
(DMM) 473.2.2*, provides that printed objective test materials and
their accessories used by or on behalf of educational institutions
to test ability, aptitude, with or without answers, test scores, or
identifying information recorded thereon in writing or by mark, may
be mailed at the Media Mail rates of postage.
are composed of test questions which may each be answered with only
one correct or right answer and with respect to the grading of the
answers to such questions, no two reasonable people could differ on
the results. The answers to the questions in such tests are usually
in the form of true/false or multiple choice and scoring is often
done by using a scoring key.
objective test materials include articles such as answer sheets,
scoring keys, directions how to take the test, pencils and similar
devices, which are mechanically or procedurally necessary to take
the tests and permit central scoring. These items are acceptable at
the Media Mail rates only when mailed with the actual printed
objective test materials to which they relate.
*See also DMM
173.3 and 373.2.
United States Postal Service
Washington DC 20260-3436