At the beginning of scorer item training, each scorer is given his or her own training packet. Training Packets include the following:
Scorers read the item and any accompanying materials, such as a reading passage or ancillary materials (e.g., cartoons, graphs, maps, brochures), and, sometimes, adjacent items (items intended to be scored in sequence), as appropriate.
The trainer reads the item aloud, and then reads the description for each score category level from the scoring guide. After this, the trainer and scorers proceed through the training set, starting with anchor papers and then practice sets.