From the Caribbean Islands to India, more and more awarding bodies and ministries of education are marking exam papers onscreen, using e-marking.

With its growing use worldwide, we asked some of our clients what the main benefits of e-marking are:

1) Increased speed of marking and issuing of exam results

By using e-marking, you can reduce the amount of time it takes examiners to access and mark exams. It can also help remove several steps in the administration process – saving valuable time.

“We are able to capture everything and to complete our marking well in advance of our deadline”  Susan Giles, Former Senior Assistant Registrar, Examinations Administration and Security, CXC

2) Ability to capture and analyse data in real time

From how long it takes for an examiner to mark, to the average number of points given for a certain exam paper – principal examiners and awarding bodies can access real-time data whenever and wherever they want. The data identified can be used for continuous improvement during the marking period as well as be used to help refine future exams.

3) Reduction of human error

In traditional pen and paper marking, the examiner tallies up the total number of marks. With e-marking, the system does this automatically and alerts the examiner if a question has been missed during the marking process, reducing the risk of human error.

“This totalling business actually distracts us [from marking]. With e-marking you are just looking, reading the answer, giving the mark, script is done. It allows us to focus better.”  Dr Madhukar Mallya H, Prof. Dpt of Biochemistru, Manipal University

Want to know more? Download our free infographic outlining the top ten benefits e-marking can bring to your organisation.