Online Marking Tool

The OMT: A breakthrough in scoring

Hand-scoring test papers is a time-consuming task and certainly not one that makes the most efficient use of a teacher’s valuable time. It can often take up to 4 hours to mark papers for a whole class and interpret, calculate and record the scores – a substantial amount of time in any teacher’s busy schedule.

To combat this, the GL Education Group has developed a new, easy-to-use Online Marking Tool (OMT) that is:

  • Fast: The OMT reduces test scoring time for an average-sized class to just 20 minutes.
  • Accurate: It guarantees a much higher level of accuracy than scoring by hand.
  • Advanced: Reports are delivered online as soon as marking is completed.
  • Flexible: You can request further reports or data files quickly and easily.


See how the OMT works

Step 1: Access
Access to the OMT is enabled using a secure customer login that will be supplied to you as soon as your order is processed.

Step 2: Pupil Data
A Pupil Data file now needs to be created by exporting data from your school’s Management Information System and matching it against your Pupil Data File in the OMT. Customers who already use our online testing and/or reporting services for other assessments might find that they are already in possession of a Pupil Data File, enabling them to omit this step.

Step 3: Marking
Select the correct test level and Pupil Data File. With a pupil’s answer booklet in front of you, compare answers and then click accordingly to show a correct or incorrect answer. This process is repeated until you have reached the end of the booklet at which point you can move onto the next pupil booklet.

Step 4: Reporting
Once the marking is complete, the data is automatically processed, giving you immediate access to a standard report in PDF format. This report can differ depending on the assessment but, as a guideline, it will contain: raw scores, standardised scores, percentile ranks and confidence bands.

Step 5: Additional reports
With just a few clicks in the OMT, you can request additional data files in Excel and CSV format for easy importing directly into your school’s Management Information System. Examples include: standard reports (which includes students listing, group demographic comparison, comparison of group and national Stanine distributions, analysis by process categories and question by question analysis, year-on-year progress score and progress category), individual pupil profiles (the score breakdown by category area). These come at an additional charge and are supplied online.


OMT sample reports

Once you have completed marking, the reports will be available for your group. You will have the following reports included in the licence for the OMT.


Group record sheet

This report is in a CSV format and shows all raw data for your assessment.
Download a sample Group record sheet.


OMT student listing

This report is a two page PDF showing the student listing and percentile rank as well as the process categories breakdown.
Download a sample OMT student listing report.