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ExamSoft - Grading Essays

ExamSoft will automatically grade the multiple choices questions for you. However, the following two processes for using the Exam Taker Results feature to quickly and systematically grade student essay responses. The procedures below uses point-based grading (ask Law IT how to use rubric-based grading).

Note that a secure/in-secure exam is different than a take-home exam. Take-home exams cannot be graded in the browser.

More Detailed Information

Assessment Review and Scoring »

Using Exam Taker Results to Systematically Grade Essay Responses (Excel Method) »

Essay Grading in the Browser »

Grade Essays with Browser

  1. After accessing ExamSoft's portal, click on Assessments across the top and then choose your folder on the left.
    Folder Display for Asssessments
  2. Click on the name of your current assessment.  (If there are MSL students, there will be two exams.)
    exam display in ExamSoft
  3. Click Grade Essays tab.
  4. All answers will be displayed. To select an essay to grade, click the ID. The user can assign points and add comments in the grading window. Click Save Comments.
  5. Click Print to print the Exam Taker’s answer if you would prefer to look at it in a PDF format or on printed page.

Grade Essays with Excel

  1. After accessing ExamSoft's portal, click on Assessments across the top and then choose your folder on the left.
    Folder Display for Asssessments
  2. Click on the name of your current assessment.  (If there are MSL students, there will be two exams.)
    exam display in ExamSoft
  3. Navigate to the Reporint/Scoring tab and choose Exam Taker Results report.
  4. Prepare the report by including fields you would like to see.  For example, you can check Exam Taker Name (if you have access), Essay Responses, and Score.
  5. Click View Report.
  6. Download the results as an Excel file by clicking the Excel icon in the top right corner of the report.
  7. Grade student responses by viewing the Excel file you created.