Machine-scoring Service

Machine-scoring offers a number of benefits to teachers and schools. As well as the more obvious time-saving element, those using the service have access to a reliable scoring system that provides test results in electronic format. These results provide not only the basic scores, sTen and percentile for content areas, but also for all subscales where applicable (to see these subscales please go to the individual test page). This facilitates developing individual reports and school-level analyses of achievement and identifying subject areas of concern for individual students. Users of the machine-scoring service are provided with reports that summarise the performance of each pupil in a class or group.

What the school receives

1. Class/Group reports summarising each pupil's performance inc. subscales (PDF) - All tests

2. File of all student data including subscales where applicable (CSV) - All tests

3. Individual Pupil Reports breaking down areas of strength & weakness (PDF) - DPMT & DPRT ONLY

Process:

  1. Pupils/students must mark their answers on the answer sheets using pencil only.

  2. After testing, check that pupil identification information has been entered correctly.

  3. Check that there are no stray marks or half-erased answers, and that answer “slots” are properly filled.

  4. Before sending answer sheets for scoring, complete a specific Processing Form for each class for which you want a report.

  5. When sending completed answer sheets to be scored they MUST also be accompanied by a signed Data Processing Agreement.

  6. Send your answer sheets with completed processing forms and Data Processing Agreement to:

ERC Test Department

66 Richmond Road

Drumcondra

D03 E702

 

There is no need to contact the Test Department ahead of sending the forms in for correction. Invoices will be issued after results have been received by the school.

Please allow 10 working days for results during busy testing periods.

Answer sheets are not returned to the school. This can be requested, however it may take up to 10 working days.