Patent Number: 6,311,040

Title: System and method for scoring test answer sheets having open-ended questions

Abstract: A scoring system and method include a distribution application for delivering an answer image to a qualified reader. The distributor prefetches a batch of answer images from long-term storage and caches them for retrieval and scoring. The scoring process includes displaying an answer based upon an answer image form along with a scoring protocol. Geometric tools are also available for assisting in scoring geometry tests. A routing system permits a reader to electronically pose a query to a supervisor and to continue working on another answer while the query is being addressed. A reader's effectiveness and efficiency can be monitored by distributing a calibration answer to the reader in transparent fashion and comparing the resulting score with a target score.

Inventors: Kucinski; Bernard (San Antonio, TX), Gonzalez; Jose (Richardson, TX), Sonnenschein; Joan (San Antonio, TX)

Assignee: The Psychological Corporation

International Classification: G06Q 30/00 (20060101); G09B 7/06 (20060101); G09B 7/00 (20060101); C09B 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018