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Marking a writing or tuhituhi test

Finding your test

  1. Select "Mark Test" from left menu.
  2. Select appropriate fields to search by in the "Test Information" drop-downs.
  3. Select "Search".
  4. Select your "Test Name" in the Test Table. You may need to scroll down to find it.


Screenshot showing Mark Test screen.

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  • Use CTRL + F to search for a key word in your test name.
  • You can find all tests in the school by clicking on the blank option for each filter drop-down.
  • Tests can be sorted in ascending or descending order by clicking on the arrows next to the blue column titles. For example, clicking the Test Name column sorts tests in alphabetical order.


Screenshot of Choose Assignment screen with headings Available Assignments, Upcoming Assignments, and Expired Assignments.

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Finding your writing assignment

Once you select a test, the "Choose Assignment" screen displays. Click on the relevant assignment group to begin marking.

Assignments are organized by their type:

  • Available Assignments – those ready to be marked.
    •  Writing tests are available to mark as soon as the Date Available has passed.
  • Upcoming Assignments – those not yet ready for marking
    • This is because the Date Available has not passed yet.
  • Expired Assignments – those no longer available for marking
    • This type is not relevant for Writing – Writing assignments never expire.


If your Writing test does not display, you may have forgotten to assign it.

See Assign Test for more information.

Entering attitude and rubric scores

  1. Select the student you wish to mark from the "Group" table (left-hand side).
  2. Ensure the correct "Date Administered" displays, to make sure reports display correctly.
    • To change "Date Administered" for all students at once, enter the correct date into the "Date Administered" field and select "Change All".
  3. Enter student responses to the attitude questions in the response table (right-hand side).
    • Enter the students’ responses (1, 2, 3 or 4) in the "Response" column. Enter a dash (-) for unanswered questions.
  4. Enter rubric scores for the student in the "Response" table (right-hand side).

For support in deciding on rubric scores, select the "Generic Exemplars" and "Scoring Rubric" links to download the marking rubric, structure and language notes and the exemplars for the prompt.

For more information on marking writing and the moderation process, see Writing - scoring and moderation.


Screenshot of e-asTTle screen with title "Enter Scores: Writing - Writing27May".

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Next steps

After you have entered a student’s marks either:

  • select "Next Student" to enter the responses for the next student in the table or
  • select the student that you wish to mark next.

When you navigate to another student, the marks you entered for the previous student will be automatically saved.

Complete the table for all students. As you save the completed responses for each student you will notice that the Marked column changes from "No" to "Yes".

Once you have completed the marking for all students, select "Finish".

If you make enter marks for the wrong student you can undo this by selecting the student and then selecting the "Undo mark". This will clear the marking table for that student.


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