College Composition and Spanish with Writing essays are graded by college professors. Below are additional facts about essay scoring:
- Essays are scored by readers who are college faculty members, not by computer programs that search for patterns or word pairings.
- Each reader participates in an online training course and passes a certification test before the scoring session.
- Scoring rubrics and guidelines are designed to measure college-level skills and knowledge.
- Test takers respond to two essay topics, spending approximately 45 minutes on each. Each essay is scored by at least two separate readers.