Writing Proficiency essays are read holistically, which means readers use the Grading Criteria to come to a conclusion about an essay; however, readers are not expected to give feedback on each essay as they read. Each essay is read at least twice—and by different readers—before it receives its final grade.
Because all essays are graded in the same environment, by a unique pool of readers, and according to the same criteria, final assessments cannot be overturned by an individual reader.
See sample scorings below: Reading A: Reader 1: CR Reader 2: CR This essay would receive a score of CR Reading B: Reader 1: NC Reader 2: CR Reader 3: NC This essay would receive a score of NC
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