There are two ways in which candidate's scripts can be marked. Markers can mark either the whole script, providing marks for every question that a candidate has answered or they can be marked at Item Level where the script is split into individual questions or groups of related questions known as segments. These segments are then distributed to different markers for marking using our e-Marker®.
For Item Level Marking, our solution uses specialised software processes and techniques in order to segment both constrained and unconstrained (e.g. essays) answer scripts allowing e-Marker® to process the vast majority of written tests being taken around the world.
There are advantages to each approach, hence e-Marker® is designed to support both: