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 an electronic format via the DOTS site. 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). The service supplies individual and class-level reports, helping teachers identify class-level analyses of achievement and subject areas of concern for individual students. These reports are stored on the DOTS platform and are available for download for 24 months.
Pupils/students must mark their answers on the answer sheets using pencil only.
After testing, check that pupil identification information has been entered correctly.
Check that there are no stray marks or half-erased answers, and that answer “slots” are properly filled.
Before sending answer sheets for scoring, complete a specific Processing Form for each class for which you want a report.
When sending completed answer sheets to be scored they MUST also be accompanied by a signed Data Processing Agreement.
Send your answer sheets with completed processing forms and Data Processing Agreement to:
ERC Test Department
66 Richmond Road
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 between receipt of answer sheets at the Test Department and the uploading of results to DOTS. Please note that we must have the DPA to begin processing the sheets.
Answer sheets are not returned to the school. This can be requested, however it may take up to 10 working days.