Reader / Evaluator Job Description

Each of MI’s scoring centers maintains a pool of hundreds of Reader/Evaluators who are trained to score essays, open-ended test items, and performance assessments based on scoring criteria that differ by project. It is temporary, project-by-project work, and our need is greatest from March to June. We offer paid training and a professional yet relaxed working atmosphere. Test content areas vary, so if you earned a four-year college degree in any field, yesterday or decades ago, chances are, we need you!

Many projects require readers to score essays for content, organization, grammatical convention, etc. Some projects involve scoring test items in math, science, social studies, or other areas. The tests come from many different states and from students at all grade levels, elementary through college, and professionals.

Each project has its own scoring criteria; therefore, we conduct paid training at the beginning of each project. Readers must be able to accept and use the required scoring procedure and maintain consistent and reliable scoring throughout the project. They also must be willing to operate in a repetitive task situation and maintain confidentiality and project security.


  • Proof of a bachelor's degree, any field, from an accredited college or university or an equivalent foreign degree verified by an educational equivalency agency recognized by NACES
  • Ability to perform adequately on the placement assessment
  • Completion of a successful interview and satisfactory professional references
  • Professional references
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
  • For remote readers: Access to a home computer, secure high speed internet, and a work area that can be secured

Hours & Pay

Hours and pay vary. Readers are hired on a temporary basis, by project, but are expected to work five days per week, Monday through Friday, for the duration of the project if an assignment is accepted. Attendance during training, usually the first few days of a project, is mandatory.

To Apply

Click on the "Apply Online" tab to open the portal. View and then “Select Category” and “Select Location.” Then click on “Search for Jobs.” Complete the application and submit it according to the instructions given. Please only apply to one category and one location. Proof of a four-year college degree, such as an original diploma, official transcript or verification by the issuing college/university, will be required before an interview can be scheduled.

Note: If you are new to Measurement Incorporated and have not worked or qualified as a reader before, please use the application for  New Applicants. Qualified returning readers, please use the ”Returning Scoring Staff” application.