By Mark D. Shermis, Jill C. Burstein
This new quantity is the 1st to concentration completely on computerized essay scoring and review. it truly is meant to supply a accomplished evaluate of the evolution and cutting-edge of computerized essay scoring and assessment know-how throughout a number of disciplines, together with schooling, trying out and dimension, cognitive technological know-how, computing device technology, and computational linguistics. the advance of this expertise has resulted in many questions and issues. computerized Essay Scoring makes an attempt to deal with a few of these questions together with: *How can computerized scoring and overview complement school room guide? *How does the know-how truly paintings? *Can it enhance scholars' writing? *How trustworthy is the expertise? *How can those computing equipment be used to increase assessment instruments? *What are the state-of the-art essay evaluate applied sciences and automatic scoring structures? Divided into 4 elements, the 1st half experiences the educating of writing and the way desktops can give a contribution to it. half II analyzes real automatic essay scorers together with e-raterTM, Intellimetric , and the clever Essay Assessor . The 3rd half analyzes comparable psychometric concerns, and the ultimate half stories ideas within the box. This ebook is perfect for researchers and complicated scholars attracted to computerized essay scoring from the fields of checking out and dimension, schooling, cognitive technology, language, and computational linguistics.
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Finally, computer-based constructed response tasks may provide the opportunity to measure the construct of interest more directly than other means (Baker & Mayer, 1999). , scoring algorithms and task designs). The result should be assessments whose scores are defensible, traceable to cognitive theory, subject to inspection, and interpretable with respect to a well-defined criteria. AUTHOR NOTE We would like to thank Joanne Michiuye for her help with the preparation of this chapter, and Bill Bewley and Christy Kim-Boschardin for their reviewing an earlier draft of this chapter.
Constructed responses can receive a fixed range of scores. Raters use similar criteria for judging essays. Unless we know the conditions of test administration and the rudiments of scoring procedures, we are sure to be stymied in our interpretation of test results. VALIDITY Validity, on the other hand, depends on standardized procedures, but has itself far greater requirements. To judge the degree of validity, we must understand the intended use of test results. In contrast to the common interpretation, validity is not a known attribute of a test.