PROCEDURES FOR MAINTAINING THE ANONYMITY OF ESSAY WRITERS

The only identifying information that a student records on the Essay Test is his or her student ID and the first three digits of those numbers are not visible to raters.

The only time a rater can identify an institution is when a student mentions in an essay the institution he or she attends. Although topics that encourage institutional identification (e.g., Discuss the advantages of attending your college.) are not used, some essays may contain references to a particular institution or city.