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ERIC Number: EJ995508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1075-2935
English Language Learners and Automated Scoring of Essays: Critical Considerations
Weigle, Sara Cushing
Assessing Writing, v18 n1 p85-99 Jan 2013
This article presents considerations for using automated scoring systems to evaluate second language writing. A distinction is made between English language learners in English-medium educational systems and those studying English in their own countries for a variety of purposes, and between learning-to-write and writing-to-learn in a second language (Manchon, 2011a), extending Manchon's framework from instruction to assessment and drawing implications for construct definition. Next, an approach to validity based on articulating an interpretive argument is presented and discussed with reference to a recent study of the use of e-rater on the TOEFL. Challenges and opportunities for the use of automated scoring system are presented. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of English as a Foreign Language