Marking can be hectic for an individual especially when done for long hours. Manual making of exams and test has a lot of challenges and shortcomings. Technology has however made a lot of things easier in this day and age. There are different online marking software in which an individual or examining body can use. If the marking software is not appropriate for marking then it might end up stressing you more than manually marking. An individual using an online making software enjoys the following gains.
First and foremost, an individual enjoys convenient speed when using the online marking software. An individual has to mark one script to another. Recording the marks on a spreadsheet also consumes a lot of time. In institutions of higher learning, it is not uncommon to hear students complaining of missing marks due to examinants who lost their scripts. The examiners also do not suffer from burnout.
Secondly, an online marking software, improve the accuracy of results. When marking exams manually, it is not uncommon to make some mistakes. While recording an individual can also make a mistake and record marks where they aren’t supposed to be. An online marking software can only make errors if the programing itself is wrongly done. An examination body should, therefore, invest in making sure that the online marking software is well maintained, programmed and upgraded anytime need be.
There are minimal interferences when it comes to marking exams with online marking software. Manipulation leads to falsified results affecting the whole essence of the test, which is evaluating. With online marking software there is no cheating in terms of scoring for a favourite candidate on the side of the examiner. Candidates, therefore, are not in a position to change the scores they get. An examining body should, therefore, make sure that the online marking software cannot be hacked.
When dealing with online marking software, it is easy to moderate the pass rates. Different views while marking brings about the difference in scoring on candidates. It is not unlikely to find an examiner who fails a candidate simply because they did not understand their answer, yet it is correct. People also have different passing rates. In this sense, a candidate is therefore equipped with information on which areas to focus on when taking the next exams. The online marking software can also provide past papers to candidates.