If you’ve been searching for online test scoring jobs, keep reading, this post has you covered!
Shortly after I pressed the pause button on my teaching career and began staying home with our youngest, I started looking for ways to make extra money. Naturally, I was drawn to remote jobs within the field of education. A few minutes into my search, I was amazed at the number of work-from-home opportunities for teachers and educators.
Not only did I find many online tutoring and teaching gigs, but I also discovered a bunch of online test scoring jobs.
Online Test Scoring Jobs Have GREAT Benefits
When I found out that I could score test papers from home (minus long hours in and out of the classroom), it was a definitive win in my book! Not only could I make money within my field, but this side job also allowed me to be at home with my kiddos.
Another great feature of these online scoring positions is that teaching experience isn’t necessarily required. So if you love the idea of reading and scoring assessments while kicking around in your PJs, look no further! We’ve found some great online test scoring jobs that can fit perfectly into your lifestyle.
Besides being able to kick around in yoga pants all day, there are so many benefits to grading papers from home, such as:
- Flexible hours
- Work as much or as little as you’d like (apply to one or many scoring positions)
- Fantastic for balancing many lifestyles (whether you’re a parent or you’re doing this as a side hustle along with another job)
- Great for gaining additional experience
Practical Advice About Online Test Scoring Jobs
Hiring practices will vary from company to company but, in my research, I’ve found:
- Most companies look for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree
- Many positions are seasonal
- Companies may require you to take a qualifying test before being hired
Best Test Scorer Jobs Available
Below we’ve outlined some of the best sites hiring individuals (like you!) to score assessments from home. We’ve provided a brief description of each opportunity, but check them out as you’ll want to learn about other specifics not mentioned here.
1. Write Score
Write Score is an educational company that utilizes assessment data that educators use to promote learning and academic achievement. As a Write Score contractor, you’ll read and score student responses. Positions are available throughout the school year, and you need to have a 2-year-college degree. There is an orientation process, and you’ll also need to pass individual testing requirements.
ETS hires part-time scorers for the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) exam, as well as raters for the TOEIC, TOEFL, Praxis, and GRE exams. Scorers evaluate samples such as written short answers, spoken responses, and others. Work schedules are varied and cyclical throughout the year, depending on the number of test-takers and test administrations. These are remote positions, but there are also on-site scoring positions throughout the US.
Measurement Incorporated readers/evaluators are trained to score constructed-response test items in English language arts, mathematics, science, and other areas. This is temporary, project-by-project work is concentrated from March to June. Some of their requirements include a bachelor’s degree (any field) from an accredited college or university, completion of a writing sample, an interview, professional references, and proof of eligibility to work in the US.
Literably is another flexible position where you can set your own hours. It is a little different than some of the other online scoring positions we’ve mentioned. As a Literably scorer, you’ll evaluate oral recordings of elementary students. The position is much like that of a transcriptionist; you’ll listen to student audio recordings and transcribe errors. Pay is based on your performance, speed, and accuracy. You’ll also need to pass sample tasks as part of the hiring process.
With ACT, you’ll score essays right online. Written test essays are scored at intervals throughout the year. Compensation is performance-based. Prospective applicants need a bachelor’s degree, current teaching experience (preferred), authorization to work in the US, and residence in the US. The pay is $12 per hour or more based on your performance.
Pearson has remote, temporary test scoring opportunities available February-June. Scorers evaluate open-ended questions for a pay rate of $12 per hour, plus incentives paid on daily and weekly performance (up to $150 per week). For these positions, you must be a US resident living in the US, have a bachelor’s degree, and have basic computer skills.
Cognia, formerly Measured Progress, hires seasonal assessment scorers to read, evaluate, and grade student responses in English, math, science, and social studies. You must have a bachelor’s degree and have at least two college-level courses in the subject you’re grading. According to Glassdoor.com, the average pay for this position at Cognia is $15-$16 per hour.
MetriTech, Inc. hires seasonal test scorers to evaluate English proficiency tests. This is a work-from-home position, but you must live in Illinois and have a bachelor’s degree. You can work part or full-time hours and create your own schedule. Looking on Indeed, test scoring positions for MetriTech pay an average of $15 per hour.
I learned about FlexJobs, right here on The Work at Home Woman! This flexible and remote job board is constantly updating their work-from-home jobs so, if an online test scoring position isn’t available on that platform now, check back each week as they pop up!
I once thought that my teaching career would begin and end inside of a traditional classroom environment. Thankfully, with the explosion of online and remote work opportunities, there are many ways to balance family and work from the comfort of home!
Whether you’re an educator, a stay-at-home mom, or simply looking for some additional income, online test scoring jobs are a wonderfully flexible way to add some cash into your bank!
Originally published on May 27, 2019. Content updated October 2021.