AAAI Publications, Twenty-Fifth International FLAIRS Conference

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Developing Pedagogically-Guided Threshold Algorithms for Intelligent Automated Essay Feedback
Rod D. Roscoe, Danica Kugler, Scott A. Crossley, Jennifer L. Weston, Danielle S. McNamara

Last modified: 2012-05-16


Current computer-based tools for writing instruction show high scoring accuracy but uncertain instructional efficacy. One explanation is that these systems may not effectively communicate valid and appropriate formative feedback. In this paper, we describe an exploratory method for developing feedback algorithms that are grounded in writing pedagogy. The resulting threshold algorithms are shown to be meaningfully related to essay quality and informative regarding individualized, formative feedback for writers.


intelligent tutoring systems, learning strategies, computational linguistics, writing, automated feedback

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