Each of MI’s scoring centers maintains a pool of hundreds of Reader/Evaluators who are trained to score essays, open-ended test items, and performance assessments based on scoring criteria that differ by project. It is temporary, project-by-project work, and our need is greatest from January through June and to a lesser extent from September through November. We offer paid training and a professional yet relaxed working atmosphere. Test content areas vary, so if you earned a four-year college degree in any field, yesterday or decades ago, chances are, we need you!
Many projects require readers to score essays for content, organization, grammatical convention, etc. Some projects involve scoring test items in math, science, social studies, or other areas. Projects may involve paper-and-pencil tests, scanned responses displayed on a computer screen, or video recordings of examinees performing a task. The tests come from many different states and from students at all grade levels, elementary through college, and professionals.
Each project has its own scoring criteria; therefore, we conduct paid training at the beginning of each project. Readers must be able to accept and use the required scoring procedure and maintain consistent and reliable scoring throughout the project. They also must be willing to operate in a repetitive task situation and maintain confidentiality. Due to our clients' security concerns, all scoring occurs at our offices, where all related materials must remain.
- Proof of a bachelor's degree, any field
- Ability to write an extemporaneous essay
- Completion of a successful interview
- Professional/personal references
- Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
Hours & Pay
Hours and pay vary by scoring site. Please download the application packet for the scoring center nearest you for more details.
Readers are hired on a temporary basis, by project, but are expected to work five days per week, Monday through Friday, for the duration of the project if an assignment is accepted. Attendance during training, usually the first few days of a project, is mandatory.
Download the application form on this page, print and complete the application form, and return it according to the instructions inside. Proof of a four-year college degree, such as a diploma or official transcript, will be required at the time of the interview.