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ERIC Number: EJ843852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1540-2525
Automated Essay Scoring With e-rater[R] V.2
Attali, Yigal; Burstein, Jill
Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment, v4 n3 Feb 2006
E-rater[R] has been used by the Educational Testing Service for automated essay scoring since 1999. This paper describes a new version of e-rater (V.2) that is different from other automated essay scoring systems in several important respects. The main innovations of e-rater V.2 are a small, intuitive, and meaningful set of features used for scoring; a single scoring model and standards can be used across all prompts of an assessment; modeling procedures that are transparent and flexible, and can be based entirely on expert judgment. The paper describes this new system and presents evidence on the validity and reliability of its scores. (Contains 2 endnotes, 9 tables, and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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