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Program for Open-Ended Scoring

Program for Open-Ended Scoring (POES) is a computer program for automated scoring of open-ended tests. POES was originally designed to score the Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale (LEAS; Lane, 1990), but it can also be used to score other text material.

For more information about POES, see the following publications:

  • Barchard, K. A., Bajgar, J., Leaf, D. E., & Lane, R. (2010). Computer scoring of the Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale. Behavior Research Methods, 42, 586-595. doi:10.3758/BRM.42.2.586
  • Barchard, K. A., & Picker, C. J. (2017). Computer scoring of emotional awareness in a non-clinical population of adults. Journal of Personality Assessment. doi:10.1080/00223891.2017.1282866

Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale 

Obtain a copy of POES and the POES manual