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03-27-2006, 01:19 PM
Hi ladies--

I've just started to follow the board recently, but have found tons of great info!

I didn't see an ETS thread so I thought I would start one. Any one
around working for or applying to ETS? I applied for their CELLA rater
position and got contacted. I've sent in my forms (W-4 and whatnot) and
am just waiting to hear back.

In case anyone is wondering, the job is online test (essay) scoring,
you need a college degree, and you can find more information at
www.ets.org. Look under "Scoring Opportunities" on the left-hand side.

03-27-2006, 02:49 PM
Hi All!!

I'm actually new to this board as well. I find it soooo informative. I'm trying to find a WAH job- I used to do recruiting. Anyway-I do work for ETS. I score for their CAHSEE and CSUEAP. It's easy work, but you do have to pay attention and try to stay awake if you're reading late at night. I don't believe they're accepting applications for the CAHSEE program right now-in caseanyone doesn't know, that's a test that's required for high school students to graduate-in California. Everything with ETS is done online, which I love. There is a specific training program, and then you need to certify in order to score for them. A lot of their tests require a Masters degree or teaching background. Well,I do like working for ETS.If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Oh-I don't know if they still hire online readers, but Pearson is another company you may want to check out. I used to read for them as well. The requirements for scheduling there is a bit different,but you can check on their website to see if theyare looking for anyone.Edited by: charlene1231

03-27-2006, 02:52 PM
I worked for ETS on the HSTW Program. I was thinking about applying for the CELLA position as well.

I really liked working with them before.

03-27-2006, 04:08 PM
I also work for them. I did the HSTW program and was just accepted for the CELLA program. It is a really great work from home position!

Take Care,


03-27-2006, 04:50 PM
I'm glad to hear good reports about ETS. One thing I wasn't clear about
was the scheduling. I know there are session blocks, but do you work
the same block every week (say Tue 1-5pm?) or is there some flexibility
as long as you get your 20 minimum hours in?

Also, I thought</span> I read
somewhere that the pay was 10/hour, but I can't find that now. If
anyone knows the typical starting pay (if it's the same for everyone) I
would appreciate it.

For those of you who have scored for more than one program, was it
easier to get hired the second time? Or did you have to pretty much
apply as if you had never worked for them? Will they automatically
refer you if they need scorers for another program you qualify for?

Charlene, thanks for the heads-up on Pearsons. I wonder if there would
be a non-compete problem. I think I would like to do some tutoring work
in the future (say for Sylvan), but I don't think that will be a
problem since I am committed to SAH for the near future and I believe
the non-compete clause only specifies a year. I will ask them as I get
closer to being actually hired. smileys/smiley17.gif

03-27-2006, 08:42 PM
I've scored for ETS for 3 years. I have worked for the NJ-ASK,
CAHSEE, HSTW, and now the CELLA. ETS is VERY reliable and is a
wonderful part-time position. We work in sessions...basically
when the tests are needing to be scored. Once you are hired on
for a testing section, you get invited over and over again for each
session of a test as long as you don't skip a scoring session, maintain
great proformance and work your shifts as scheduled. You sign up
for your 4 or 8 hour shifts throughout the 2- 6 week sessions.
The shifts are confirmed by ETS and then you complete the entire shift
as scheduled. You need to be able to focus, concentrate, maintain
accuracy and keep up an acceptable per hour rate. They are an
AWESOME company to work for and have always paid on time and
accurately. The people that you work with are nice and very

03-27-2006, 08:43 PM
What is the CSUEAP??

And does anyone know about the INDIANA with ETS?


03-27-2006, 08:55 PM

CAHSEE is $10.00

CELLA is $12.00

There are no minimum hours that you HAVEto work, but if you schedule
yourself to work a shift for the week, you are scheduled just for that
date and time. But you can sign up for as many shifts that you
want, but no more than 8 hours a day and 40 hours a week. Anymore
than that and your eyes will start to cross!!!!!smileys/smiley5.gifsmileys/smiley5.gifsmileys/smiley5.gifsmileys/smiley5.gifsmileys/smiley5.gifsmileys/smiley5.gifsmileys/smiley5.gifsmileys/smiley5.gif

03-27-2006, 09:08 PM
Pearson said that they are not hiring again until next year, which
means next school year. They said to look for invites in August
for the upcoming year. I finally called them up after thinking
that I had gotten lost in their system because I have been waiting for
over 1 and 1/2 years. Others on here heard back from them in a
week. HHMMMM????

I'm super happy with ETS, so I'll just stay busy with them as much as possible outside of my kindergarten class.

As for non-compete... the scoring is fine as long as you don't share
the confidential information or teach pre courses and you remember the
differences between each company and how to score appropriately.

03-28-2006, 12:48 PM

03-28-2006, 01:41 PM
Do you need a Master's degree, minimum GPA? I assume they need
a transcript?

03-28-2006, 02:26 PM
You don't need a master's degree or a certain GPA. I can't even
remember if they had me send my transcripts or if they did a background
check and just called my universities. I personally have a
master's with a 4.0, but I can't say anything good about my GPA for my
bachelor's degree. Way too much partying in my younger years I

Apply for the Cella and get in with ETS and then it will be easier to
get onto other projects if you show them how great you are. For
the A section of the CELLA you will need some K-2 teaching experience,
but the other sections are only requiring a bachelor's degree.

REMEMBER....these sessions are only part-time. You may work 40
hours a week one month and then not work another session for 2 or 3
months. Summers are slow since the kids are out of school and not
assessing as much. Just FYI.

03-28-2006, 04:49 PM
And does anyone know about the INDIANA with ETS?

I recently recieved an email from them stating the English section (which is what they'd contacted me to score) was postponed, and I'd be notified when/if it was rescheduled.

03-28-2006, 09:56 PM
They asked for a xeroxed copy of my degree, but no transcripts. I don't
have any teaching credentials and my BA is in a science discipline. I
applied for CELLA and I was accepted for training. That's as far in the
process as I've gotten. I know that different programs have different

BTW, did any other CELLA raters get an email recently saying that
scoring wouldn't begin until May? I assume that training will start in
April so that we're ready by May.

03-29-2006, 06:26 AM
I've been accepted as a reader for the CELLA, but I didn't recieve an
email about not starting until May. When did you get this?
It make sense though, since A TON of scorers will still be working on
the CAHSEE at that time. There are over 1,000 scorers on this
next CAHSEE and I would guess that a good majority of those scorers are
doing both tests. That doesn't bother me, because it will stretch
out my scoring times hopefully. JMO.

Did those on the INDIANA get invited and/or apply and how?

03-29-2006, 07:08 AM
I too got the email about CELLA being postponed.

Take Care

03-29-2006, 09:59 AM
Did those on the INDIANA get invited and/or apply and how?

I was invited- it said no application was neccessary. It's not listed anywhere on the site, so I think they're just using raters they worked with before, maybe? Too bad it was postponed, though.

05-17-2006, 06:16 PM
I love ets and the cella. we just finished cahsee and last year did CAHSE, HSTW and NJASK.

All of the above info is different for each different test. some need masters, some bach's. some in Education, some in English. etc etc Some pay one rate, some pay others.

It's so reliable!

05-17-2006, 06:41 PM
Oo, oo, I am (raises hand). I am actually working as an SL for ETS. I really love it. I wish I can have a permanent job with ETS doing this online scoring. I actually just finished my evening shift.