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ERIC Number: EJ796719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1075-2935
Validating a Computerized Scoring System for Assessing Writing and Placing Students in Composition Courses
James, Cindy L.
Assessing Writing, v11 n3 p167-178 2006
How do scores from writing samples generated by computerized essay scorers compare to those generated by ''untrained'' human scorers and what combination of scores, if any, is more accurate at placing students in composition courses? This study endeavored to answer this two-part question by evaluating the correspondence between writing sample scores generated by the IntelliMetric[TM] automated scoring system and scores generated by University Preparation English faculty, as well as examining the predictive validity of both the automated and human scores. The results revealed significant correlations between the faculty scores and the IntelliMetric[TM] scores of the ACCUPLACER(TM)OnLine WritePlacer Plus test. Moreover, logistic regression models that utilized the IntelliMetric[TM] scores and average faculty scores were more accurate at placing students (77% overall correct placement rate) than were models incorporating only the average faculty score or the IntelliMetric[TM] scores. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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