Over 6 million total student responses
Scorer training sessions require that scorers
A scorer has two opportunities to accurately score a set of qualifying responses. A scorer who is unable to consistently and accurately score the responses will not be allowed to score that item.
All high school Mathematics and STE constructed-response/open-response questions and ELA essays are scored twice by two separate scorers.
Professional scorers are hired by the contractor to score all essays and constructed-response/open-response questions. The contractor actively seeks a diverse scoring pool and typically employs scorers with a broad range of backgrounds, including teachers, business professionals, graduate school students, and retired educators.
All scorers will meet, at a minimum, the following requirements:
Last Updated: July 29, 2021
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