Inside the Essay Scoring Business

This piece from CityPages was a wake-up call for many teachers when it first ran back in 2011. If you’ve always imagined that your standardized tests are shipped off somewhere to be scored by highly trained readers who share your professional background, values, and commitment to educating students, guess again. The essay-scoring business most closely resembles a minimum wage sweatshop, and this thorough piece lets you talk to some of the people who have seen the sweatshop from the inside.

Inside the Multimillion-dollar Essay-scoring Business

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