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Which projects have you successfully processed?
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In 2007, OSC was subcontracted to process the Cleveland Benchmark Testing Program for the Cleveland Municipal School District.

Since 2008, OSC has processed the New Jersey Proficiency Assessment (NJPASS) for more than 100 New Jersey School Districts each year.

In 2009, OSC processed the Grades 5 & 8 New York State Assessment Tests for Social Studies for 14 Nassau County, New York School Districts and for Yonkers Public Schools.

In 2010, OSC processed the New York State Assessment Tests for ELA and Math grades 3-8 for 72 New York City Charter Schools, Yonkers Public Schools and 8 school districts in Nassau County. OSC also provided electronic scoring for the Social Studies New York State Assessment Tests for Eastern Suffok BOCES.,
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In New York State, qualified teachers are required to score assessment tests. How do you ensure that only qualified teachers score New York State assessment tests?
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Districts can have teachers from their own schools do the electronic scoring, or we can provide certified New York State teachers as needed to score your New York State Assessment Tests.
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How does the Educational Assessment Scoring Environment TM System work?
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Each scorer focuses on one question at a time. One student’s answer appears onscreen. Each scorer views the student’s response and enters the score onscreen. Once the answer is scored, the response from the next student to that same question appears onscreen. The scorer can adjust the brightness, contrast and size of the response area to enable him or her to read it more easily, and there are several others tools available, such as a ruler and protractor for math scoring, to make the scoring process easier and faster.
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Is it hard for scorer and supervisors (table leaders) to use EASE?
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Training is fast and easy. Scorers and table leaders are usually comfortable with the EASE scoring interface within 5-10 minutes. Even people who are not computer savvy have no trouble adapting to the EASE interface and quickly find that they prefer it to hand scoring. Table leaders can process read-behinds, make adjustments and monitor the scoring process easily, with minimal training.