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Free Response Test Grading Method (Expired)

Kraft, William D.
Patent Issued:
Dec 18, 1990
Patent Number:
ETS Patent
Document Type:
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Subject/Key Words:
Patent, Expired Patent, Test Scoring, Free Response Tests, Constructed-Response Scoring, Distributed Scoring, Computer Based Environment


A method and system for grading free response tests including the use of highly accurate machine-readable data codes to uniquely associate test-taker, test and reader/grader, and a portable sensing device which stores codes read by the device for subsequent entry into a host computer. The method permits multiple readers/graders to evaluate the same test without one reader/grader influencing another, while reducing paper handling and key entry of data inherent in large volume paper and pencil testing techniques.

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