Aretha Miller, Senior Director of School Supports at NYC Charter School Center | OSC World
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August 14th, 2010
Aretha Miller, Senior Director of School Supports at NYC Charter School Center

Electronic scoring has allowed us to implement an efficient process for scoring the statewide ELA and math exams. Through the use of electronic scoring we were able to:
Significantly reduce the number of teachers we use to score the tests. This is important because charter schools tend to have fewer numbers of teachers than traditional schools and requiring a lot of teachers to participate in the administration and scoring of the state tests can be a tremendous burden on a school. With electronic scoring we were able to mitigate this problem.
Keep track of the answer documents. This meant we had fewer “stray documents” and missing answer sheets because we could easily track where everything was.
Make the process less cumbersome—we were not moving boxes of test materials because everything was uploaded onto laptops.
All in all, the teachers who participated in electronic scoring found it to be a more efficient process and that it made it possible for them to score the tests in a quick and accurate manner. I can tell you that we will no longer manually score the math and ELA exams!! Given the tremendous growth within the charter sector—moved from 99 to 125 schools in NYC—electronic scoring is the only way in which we can get the work done and meet NYC DOE and NYSED’s deadlines.