The algorithm of writing

University of Delaware researcher studied teachers’ use of on-line essay scoring software in the classroom with third-, fourth- and fifth-graders.

Results were mixed, with higher engagement from some students and clear frustration from others. Teachers agreed that the software showed students the writing and editing process in ways they hadn’t grasped before, but some teachers weren’t convinced that the computer-based evaluation would save them much time.

Their goal now is to identify what kind of training teachers and students need to make the most of this tool and how it can best help teachers teach.

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