Automated essay evaluation and the teaching of writing

Norbert Elliot, Andrew Klobucar

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The relationship between instruction and assessment has always been problematic. Framed as a struggle between the force of systems and integrity of individualism, writing assessment stands as a term symbolizing contested space. Research in writing assessment operates on a continuum between nomothetic span and idiographic representation (Borsboom, 2005; Embretson, 1983). In one tradition, the field seeks information about the performance of entire populations (National Center for Education Statistics, 2012); in another, investigation of individual student ability is the proper assessment aim (Sternglass, 1997).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Automated Essay Evaluation
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Applications and New Directions
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781136334801
ISBN (Print)9781848729957
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology
  • General Social Sciences
  • General Computer Science


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