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It is time-consuming to mark paper scripts and enter the results onto a spreadsheet. Besides, attempting to rotate test papers to different markers can be inefficient and cumbersome and also very risky. However, if the exams being done are available online, it means the questions posed are auto-scorable, so they are automatically marked, submitted and scores availed and, safely stored. The online software makes marking diagrams, video, audio, drawings or essays, easy to manage. On-screen exam marking tools that are advanced help to assign roles to markers, designing automatic flow of work for many markers or compiling a marker’s ladder, meaning that even if the paper is long or it has many markers, the process is still quick, secure and efficient.

Examining bodies should maintain a consistent standard and a high quality marking level which is advantageous to them as they reduce the amount of papers returned to them to review and re-mark. Examining bodies use on-screen marking or e-marking to supervise markers during the marking process and maintain a sturdy control all the time.

A good example is where in case a marker is not tolerable auto-stop features can be used and for quality control purposes some scripts to be sent either to external or second markers of course following some specific rules. Since the workflow is streamlined, there is no likelihood of human error in transcribing or calculating results for particular candidates. Additionally, there are methods of setting up rubrics or mark schemas so that markers can have score boundaries so that there is no risk of assigning incorrect mark value.

If you have many markers, it is challenging to make sure all of them are marking inconsistent standards. Using online assessment systems it is easy to regulate the process of marking. By example, to enable you to identify any deviation, you can choose some scripts and give markers to mark them.

Entering results or marking test papers has no level of security because you may not know where the papers have been sent or who is assessing them. Mistakes can be made when entering the results. On-screen exam marking has parameters that ensure markers access some areas in the system and there is proper monitoring of their actions.

These systems ensure markers do not access the candidate’s names so that anonymity and security of candidates is maintained. Data loss is not possible because in the latest assessment systems such data is stored, secured and processed. After the scripts are upload they are sent to markers electronically and if there is need for a second review this is done with a touch of a button and not the previous physical returning of test papers.

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