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Formative tests and standardized assessments are invaluable tools used to determine each student’s progress. One of the many challenges faced by school administrators and supervisors is to find a fast, fair, reliable, easy to implement and cost-efficient system to expedite scoring. That’s why OSC has developed the EASE™ suite of applications that provides practical solutions to these scoring challenges.

As exceptional as our software is, it is just one of the key elements that contribute to our clients’ success. OSC remarkable team of software designers, technical experts and educational assessment specialists work hand in hand with our clients every step of the way. It is their dedication and commitment to the success of every scoring project we undertake that distinguishes OSC from every other company in the field.
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March 17th, 2011
Electronic Scoring-QC and Security

Electronic Scoring of Educational Assessments

Quality control and security are our top priority. Background checks are run on all OSC personnel and our offices are accessible only to authorized staff and visitors.

Materials are always supervised by qualified personnel. Test booklets are delivered to the scoring site and follow the project from delivery until they are returned to the proper school authorities.

Upon delivery to OSC, all boxes are checked in based on the school district numbers to be sure they arrived safely and intact. Damaged boxes are photographed and documented for further analysis.

Test booklets are sorted by class to be scanned together. Class rosters and/or bar codes affixed to the back of each booklet that identify the classroom teacher are used to expedite the sorting procedure. (These bar codes are available from OSC.)

Prior to scanning, documents are manually counted, class by class.

Once scanning is complete, the number of students’ tests per class is verified against the manual count. A random percentage of documents is examined to determine the accuracy of the data and / or the image quality.

Table leaders or supervisors maintain surveillance of the scoring process in real time to ensure fairness, accuracy and timeliness.