Are you looking for a non-phone job? Would you like something that challenges your mind and reasoning abilities more? How would scoring student essays sound to you? Well, then this post may be of interest to you. Five online test scoring jobs will be briefly reviewed below.
Keep in mind that if none of the options below interest you, FlexJobs (a site we've used and trust at Real Ways to Earn) lists many different companies in the education/teaching field that hire for work at home.
Online Test Scoring Jobs
1 – Scoring Student Essays For WriteScore
You may have already heard of this one as it is one of the more popular companies we've listed. While the company does have a website for potential clients to sign up, lately it is directing potential workers to a waitlist.
As an independent contractor, they pay you to score essays written by elementary, middle school, and high school students. The pay varies depending on how quickly you move through your workload.
From what I have seen on CareerBuilder and on Indeed, most scorers average from $9 to $15 an hour. While there really aren't any scheduled hours, you are given deadlines — some of which can be tight.
One major downside is that you aren't paid for your training time, and it is intense.
The only computer/education requirements are a validated email account, a 2-year degree, and high-speed Internet on your PC or laptop.
2 – Scoring Test Results For ETS
ETS hires part-time employees to score test results for various online and offline educational institutions — including SAT scores.
Each scoring opportunity has its own requirements, and you must commit to a specific schedule.
Pay is twice weekly and ranges from $10 to $20 an hour, but this is dependent on how many hours you're able to get. Even though you have to commit to a schedule, you a little bit more freedom in deciding when that is.
Some scoring tasks have a minimum requirement of 4 hours. Training may last up to two weeks before you take your final certification, and you may start work immediately upon completion of training if there are available projects.
The training is reportedly difficult, and many potential scorers must retake the final tests, so you might want to really slow down during testing.
ETS gives you two tries, and you're paid for both attempts. You do NOT need to live in the USA to apply.
3 – Work at Home Test Scoring Jobs With Pearson
There is also a review of Pearson's work at home scoring jobs on this blog. Pearson has been around for over 50 years, and they are recognized by many well-known educational institutions as a leader in the scoring process for tests at all levels.
With Pearson, you are a part-time employee (health benefits included), and you must work at least 20 hours a week.
Pay is via direct deposit at around $10 an hour with the chance to earn more if you are bi-lingual or willing to work past 7 p.m. You can also earn more if you're high performer.
While the computer requirements are relaxed, you must have at least a Bachelor's Degree in any field and be a US citizen. Sorry, no hiring outside of the US.
4 – Score Essays, Tests, and Performance Assessments With Measurement, Inc.
Measurement, Inc. offers work at home test scoring jobs regularly.
If hired, you score all levels of essays, tests, and performance assessments for both government agencies and educational institutions.
The work is usually temporary and done project-by-project with the busiest times being from January to June. The company considers you a temporary staff member (employee) without benefits, and pay is estimated at around $10.70 an hour via direct deposit.
A Bachelor's Degree in any field is required to work for Measurement, Inc.
5 – ACT Writing Test Scorer
ACT is often looking for “readers” to score student writing tests.
To qualify for this job, you must have a bachelor's degree or higher, have U.S. citizenship, resident alien status, or be authorized to work in the U.S. ACT also prefers current teaching experience and experience teaching high school English to juniors and seniors.
According to Glassdoor, ACT scorers earn between $12 and $13 hourly.
So, there you have it. Another way to make money may be to become a scorer/evaluator at any one or all of these sites. Good luck!
Looking For More Options?
If you're looking for more work at home jobs that are guaranteed to be legitimated, you can check out FlexJobs. This is a site we use and trust here at Real Ways to Earn.
FlexJobs lists a ton of options in teaching and education that you can do from home if you think scoring may not be quite what you're interested in.
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Post originally published on August 24, 2016. Updated and republished on August 3, 2020.