To make use of the e-rater® technology, ETS offers writing assessment and scoring expertise to institutions that incorporate ETS scoring technology in their courses and online services. You may use standard writing and instructor-created prompts or choose to develop your own.
If you use the standard prompts that follow ETS guidelines, the essay responses are submitted to the ETS grade-level scoring models and receive a holistic score.
If you choose to develop your own customized writing prompts, you’ll need to collect essay responses to these prompts, score them and transmit them to ETS so a scoring model can be built and certified. ETS will help you develop the prompts and score the responses so that a custom e-rater engine scoring model can be built by following the requirements outlined below.