ERIC Number: ED477929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Assessing Writing through the Curriculum with Automated Essay Scoring.
Shermis, Mark D.; Raymat, Marylou Vallina; Barrera, Felicia
This paper provides an overview of some recent work in automated essay scoring that focuses on writing improvement at the postsecondary level. The paper illustrates the Vantage Intellimetric (tm) automated essay scorer that is being used as part of a Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) project that uses technology to grade electronic portfolios. The purpose of the electronic portfolio is to demonstrate a mechanism for translating the general learning goal on writing in an operational way that permits the developmental tracking of students throughout their undergraduate curriculum. Moreover, the technology can be readily incorporated into any course in which writing is a significant component. (Contains 22 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 21-25, 2003).