When it comes to grading standardized tests, it’s pretty clear that machines have the Scantron grading covered. But what about the sections of tests, such as written essays and personal statements, that don’t involve filling in a bubble with your pencil?
That’s where a company like Measurement, Inc. comes in. The North Carolina-based company helps schools, government bodies and other organizations administer and grade tests. And now the company is in search of seasonal, part-time test graders to help get this job done.
Measurement is looking for Reader/Evaluators to be placed into its qualified reader pool for upcoming spring projects (spring is a busy period, as that’s when many school districts administer tests).
According to the job listing, the projects “require readers to score essays for content, organization, grammatical conventions, and/or the student’s ability to communicate and to respond to a specific directive. Other projects involve scoring test items in reading, math, science, social studies, or other subject areas.”
Since each project has its own scoring criteria, Reader/Evaluators are trained at the beginning of each project.
Starting pay is $11.70/hour, and the listing notes that evaluators are eligible for pay raises following “experience and proven performance.” Given the nature of this job, confidentiality on the subject matter is required, and it sounds like start dates and duration of projects will vary.
Here are the job requirements:
- High-speed internet
- Safe and secure work area
- Bachelor’s degree
- You must pass a placement test
- You must complete a professional reference check and interview
- You must be able to work in the U.S. legally
How To Apply
Does this work-from-home job sound up your alley? Head over to the online application where you’ll be asked to upload your resume and answer a series of questions about your eligibility based on your level of education (a bachelor’s degree is required), your computer skills, internet connection, subject preferences and availability.
Though they’ve already filled the positions for 2017, you can apply now for next year’s busy season.
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Finding a work at home job that is a good fit for both your educational background and needs can be difficult. For those with experience in teaching or even those that desire to work in education, finding a job scoring standardized tests may be a great option for you.
While these companies also hire workers on-site, remote scorers that work from home also make up a large portion of their workforce.
Online Test Scoring Jobs
There are variety of standardized tests given yearly. Some portions of the test cannot be graded by a machine and requires someone to grade by hand. The test sections may be essay portions or hand written answers. Some companies will recruit online scorers to work from home grading tests.
Typically the pay averages between $10 – $20 an hour depending on the project. You can make your own schedule, choosing from set hours. Because most standardized tests are given certain times throughout the year, you should consider this to be a seasonal job. Make sure to read the requirements on each company for more information on the requirements to become an online scorer.
1. ETS – ETS, also known as Educational Testing Services, recruit online scorers for several educational tests (SAT, TOEIC®, TOEFL®, Praxis™ and GRE® programs). Online scorers may be evaluating hand written essays or short anwsers. Virtual training and certification is provided for each specified program. The requirements to be accepted as a online scorer varies for each test. For most cases a bachelors degree or masters degree is required. Some tests will require a second language while others may require some prior teaching experience.
2. Pearson – Pearson is known as a company that contracts online scorers for project-based work,scoring on various subjects. Pearson also hires scorers to work from home scoring the essay portion of the College Board SAT exam. You must have at least a bachelors degree or higher and have taught in a high school or college class. The application process will allow you to be part of a pool of online scorers that are chosen to work on projects that last anywhere from a week to a month. Scoring from home and setting your own schedule are real perks here!
3. WriteScore – Write Score often hires people to work from home grading standardized tests. This company works with elemementary , middle, and high school students. This opportunity is only open to hose that live in the US. The pay is between $8 – $15 per hour according to CareerBuilder. You don't need prior teaching experience but have must have a 2 year graduate degree in something.
Grading standardized tests usually is a part-time job that does not offer enough work to be a consistent income, but if you are need of some extra money or a seasonal job as a second income stream, these positions might be the perfect fit.