For schools that administer CBT, the constructed responses entered on computer must be scored via computer by a consortia of scorers from a minimum of three schools. Access to Questar’s ScorePoint computer-based scoring system will be provided to those schools/ districts that participate in operational CBT, as well as to BOCES and large-city district regional scoring centers and private contractors. ScorePoint must be used to score all constructed responses for operational tests administered on computer.
The "scoring consortium" is a local agreement made at the local level among schools. The one-school scoring model is not supported for CBT. Schools participating in a scoring consortium must have unique BEDS codes to distinguish the schools apart and for data-flow scoring purposes. Within that scoring consortium, there must be agreement as to what school will be the "Lead Scoring Entity."
School principals will be required to identify the lead scoring entity of their computer-based scoring consortium by December 31.
Principals will identify the lead scoring entity in the Nextera Admin system when they verify technology readiness. Please note that failure to meet the deadline (Dec. 31) will result in schools reverting to paper-based testing.