Pearson Successnet Essay Scorer

Scoring Student Test Responses

The Score Student Test Response page appears after you click Score/Re-score on the Assignment Details page. You have the ability to toggle between hiding the test questions or showing the test questions. You may also score student test questions on this page.  

To show or hide test questions:

  • Click Show Questions to show questions.


Click Hide Questions to hide questions.

To score test questions:

  • Type the number of points earned in the blank field.

Note: The number entered must be a whole number and must not exceed the point value of the question.

Correct Response Column

The following answer information displays in the Correct Response Column:

Multiple Choice, True/False, and Y/N questions - The correct response for each test question displays.

Short answer and Completion questions - The suggested answer for each test question displays.

Essay type questions - A hyperlink to the associated rubric displays.

Student Response Column

The following student answer information displays in the Student Response Column:

Multiple Choice, True/False, Y/N, Short answer, and Completion questions - The student's response to the test question.

Essay type questions - A hyperlink to the student's answer displays.

If a column is blank or a hyperlink does not display, the student either did not answer the test question or the test has not been submitted for scoring. Teachers cannot enter or edit student responses.

Point Value Column

The point value column displays the number of points that can possibly be achieved.

Score Column

The score column displays the score the student achieved on the question. This field can be edited if it has a score.  If the question is a short response or extended response, the field remains blank until you enter a score.


When you are finished entering or editing scores, click Save. The test is scored and you are returned to the Assignment Details page where you can select another student.

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Pearson is looking for student essays to help develop additional writing prompts for its online, automated essay scorer. These essays will help us calibrate the evaluation engine that examines student work, gives actionable feedback at point of use, and saves a teacher time by lessening the burden of conferencing on writing assignments.

And here is what you get for participating: By submitting an essay, students and teachers will receive instant FREE feedback on their essay! Students are able to make edits and submit the essay one more time after initial submission to practice the revision process.


Just Follow These Simple Steps:


Select the grade level icon that you currently teach from the right hand side of this page and review what writing prompts are available.

Assign grade level appropriate prompts to your students. It is important that your students are responding to prompts for their own grade levels.

Have the student type their essay in the composition box provided. Students may copy and paste their essay from another word processing system (like Microsoft Word or WordPerfect), but it must be typed in the composition box to receive a valid score.

Have each student select “Get Feedback” and they’re done!

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