Professional Scorers - Working from home

Job Description
Scorers will work from their homes, evaluating student responses to subject-related open-ended questions according to a customer supplied scoring guide. Candidates must qualify after completion of training in order to begin scoring.
Pearson offers compensation packages that reward exceptional quality and productivity. Scoring is generally compensated at a wage of $15/hour with additional incentives paid based on daily and weekly performance (up to $150 per week).


-  Conferred a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college (If you received your degree outside of the United States, a Foreign Equivalency Report is required stating that you have an equivalent of at least 4-year degree in the United States. It is your responsibility to obtain this report. You may email your report to HR if you receive an offer of employment). 
-  Eligible to work in the United States
-  All scoring and other work activities must be completed in the United States 
-  Teaching experience is preferred 
-  Availability to work a minimum of 20 hours per week 
-  Familiarity with using computer hardware (mouse, keyboard, webcam and headset/earphone/speaker) 
-  Basic knowledge and comfortability in using Microsoft Applications, specifically video conferencing and chat features 
-  Ability to maintain a confidential work environment 
-  Access to a home or office computer that meets the requirements of the scoring system, internet service, and telephone connection. For security reasons, readers may not use shared office computers or work from institutional or public computer labs. 
-  Upon hire, Pearson requires employees to have access to a mobile device with texting capabilities to support Microsoft Authentication (Multi-Factor Authenticator) to provide the most secure sign-in experience and continuous access to Pearson systems.

Major Responsibilities

-  Evaluates student responses to open-ended questions in a reliable manner and scores according to customer supplied scoring guide.
-  Successfully internalizes training and customer scoring guide.
-  May be required to pass qualifying test before scoring.
-  Must be able to put aside personal biases and apply scoring guide according to customer requirements.
-  Must be committed to working the required number of hours each week for duration of the project.
-  Meets rate and quality management standards established for project.

Windows PC Hardware Requirements

Component Requirement
Computer and processor Minimum 1.1 GHz or faster, two core

Note: For Intel processors, the maximum speed achieved using Intel Turbo Boost Technology (Max Turbo Frequency) must be considered
Memory 4.0 GB RAM
Hard disk 3.0 GB of available disk space
Display 1024 x 768 screen resolution
Graphics hardware Windows OS: Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX 9 or later, with WDDM 2.0 or higher for Windows 10 (or WDDM 1.3 or higher for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update)
Operating system Windows 11, Windows 10 (excluding Windows 10 LTSC), Windows 10 on ARM, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2. Note: We recommend using the latest Windows version and security patches available.
.NET version Requires .NET 4.5 CLR or later
Video USB 2.0 video camera
Devices Standard laptop camera, microphone, and speakers
Video calls and meetings
  • Requires two-core processor. For higher video/screen share resolution and frame rate, a four-core processor or better is recommended.
  • Background video effects require Windows 10 or a processor with AVX2 instruction set.
  • See Hardware decoder and encoder driver recommendations for a list of unsupported decoders and encoders.
Internet Connection High-Speed Internet Connection*

Mac Hardware Requirements

Component Requirement
Computer and processor Intel Core Duo processor
Memory 4.0 GB RAM
Hard disk 1.5 GB of available disk space
Display 1280 x 800 or higher resolution
Operating system One of the three most recent versions of macOS. You can find information about the latest macOS versions, and how to upgrade your version of macOS, here. For example, when a new version of macOS is released, the new version and the two immediately preceding it become the supported versions.
Video Compatible webcam
Voice Compatible microphone and speakers, headset with microphone, or equivalent device
Video calls and meetings

Requires two-core processor. For higher video/screen share resolution and frame rate, a four-core processor or better is recommended.

Internet Connection High-Speed Internet Connection*
Please note that we do not currently support scoring on mobile phones or tablets with the iOS or Android systems, or on computers running Linux or Mac OS 10.5 or older. 
* ePEN is not compatible with all Cellular-Radio Frequency Broadband and Satellite modems, or Dial-Up connection speeds slower than 56k; some projects may require a high-speed connection. **
** You may not score from a public Wi-Fi hotspot, such as a coffee shop, restaurant, airport, etc.  This violates our security protocol and is not permitted.  Dial-up connection speeds slower than 56K are not supported.