Frequently Asked Questions about Hand-Scoring for ELA and Mathematics Assessments
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hand-Scoring for ELA and Mathematics Assessments

Who conducts the hand-scoring for the summative assessments?

Hand-scoring for the summative assessments is conducted by Measurement Inc.

Who conducts the hand-scoring for the interim assessments?

Hand scoring for the SBAC interim assessments is conducted at the local level; therefore, individual school staff needs to be trained to hand-score the various components of the interim assessment using the Reporting System.

Is hand-scoring necessary for the ELA and Math Interim Comprehensive Assessments (ICAs)?

Hand-scoring is not necessary for the Fixed Form Test part of the ICA, but it is necessary for the Performance Task part. Because both parts are necessary for a student to receive a score, hand-scoring is necessary for ICAs because of the Performance Task.

How are teachers trained to conduct the hand-scoring for the Interim Assessments?

The Reporting System User Guide and Training Module are available on the portal. There are also training guides and exemplars for each item located in the Reporting System and available for download within TIDE under General Resources.

Is the turn-around time for Interim Assessment scores dependent on completing and submitting the hand-scored items?

Yes. The turn-around time to see Interim Assessment scores in the Reporting System will depend on when the school or test administrator completes the hand-scoring process. While some tests are fully machine scored, there are some items that still require teacher handscoring within the Reporting System.