Our office is exploring potential essay grading services to evaluate our written portion of the interview process. I was wondering if there were recommendations for any companies/services. Have some of you continued using on-campus resources or solutions such as recruiting volunteers, collaborating with other departments, etc?
I look forward to your insight.
Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator
We use Slate. Essays are captured via Slate and some custom Slate rules automatically push all submitted essays to a single designated person who grades each according to a rubric assessing three areas on a 1-5 scale. Based on the grader's inputs, Slate calculates a score which gets posted on their application record. Because everything except actually reading the essay is automated, turnaround is always less than one day and manageable by one grader, which keeps scoring consistent and equitable.