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How Does WriteToLearn Score Summaries?
Measures students’ writing by comparing it with the actual text and providing feedback on how well the students have captured the main ideas of the text in their summaries
How Does WriteToLearn Score Essays?
Trained on hundreds of student essays scored by professional human scorers
Measures the quality of writing by determining
The language features that human scorers evaluate when scoring a response
Including content in addition to writing quality
How those features are weighed and combined to produce Overall and 6- Trait scores
WriteToLearn agrees with professional human scorers as well as they agree with each other
How Does WriteToLearn Score Teacher Created Essays?
Teacher created prompts, and for others scored only for an Overall Writing score… WriteToLearn evaluates an essay for general writing ability only and not for content WriteToLearn's scoring model for these types of prompts was derived by analyzing thousands of human scored student essays across hundreds of prompts
Is it long enough to evaluate the student’s skill level?
Is it a good-faith attempt?
Is it on-topic?
Does it match expectations for essays written to this prompt?
When does WriteToLearn not score? Length
Your essay could not be scored. It is shorter than expected for this prompt.
The student has not written enough (fewer than 50 words) to evaluate his or her skill level. The student should write a longer response.
Your essay could not be scored. It is longer than expected for this prompt.
The student has written far more than expected (more than 1200 words). The student should edit his or her work to be more succinct.
When does WriteToLearn not score? CAPS, Repetition
Your essay is written in all or mostly capital letters. Please rewrite using standard capitalization.
The student should revise to use appropriate, formal writing style
Your essay is too repetitive. This could be a copy and paste error. Please revise and remove the repeated content.
The student should revise to remove extra copy/pasted material and/or sentences that are repeated in their entirety three or more times
When does WriteToLearn not score? Unusual Language
Your essay could not be scored. Your choice of topic, style, vocabulary, or organization is different than others written in response to this prompt. Please review your essay with your teacher.
The essay may be a refusal to write – The student should respond to the prompt
The response may not be an essay, but rather just a list of words or phrases with little to no punctuation – The student should write an essay.
The response may demonstrate a skill level that is very different from the expected skill level. For example, when a 6th grade student responds to a 12th grade prompt and vice versa – The teacher should consider assigning a prompt closer to the student’s skill level
When does WriteToLearn not score? Unique
Your essay could not be scored. It differs from others written in response to this prompt. It may be off-topic, highly original or creative, or use language that is different than expected. Please review your essay with your teacher.
The essay my be off-topic and not in response to the prompt – The student should make sure that the essay addresses the prompt.
The essay may be highly creative and so not look like a response that WriteToLearn has seen to this prompt – The teacher should evaluate the response.
WriteToLearn’s Grammar Scoring
WriteToLearn’s grammar checking capabilities works to provide students with:
Accurate feedback along with suggestions for correction