The goal is for students to acquire critical thinking and communication skills that writing requires – all without the burden of added time and cost to the system.
This innovative software also has great potential in classroom use.
The team says they believe they have just barely scratched the surface of possibilities with software scoring technology.
The essay contest is open to all Louisiana students in grades 9-12 regardless of type of school institution, including students in all types of private educational environments, as well as home schooled students. Shane Rasmussen, [email protected] mailed to the Louisiana Folklife Center, NSU Box 3663, Natchitoches, LA 71497.
With up to forty students in each class, essays take too long to grade.
This technology will allow teachers to assign more writing and give quicker feedback.
C., and a graduate student from Germany won the ,000 first prize in a competition to design innovative software to help teachers and school systems assess their students’ writing.
– A British particle physicist and sports enthusiast, a data analyst for the National Weather Service in Washington, D.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation sponsored the contest and awarded 0,000 to the top three research teams – none of whom have a background in education.
The competition itself was as innovative as the problem it was intended to solve.