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NCTE Members Explain Why Using Computers to Grade Writing Shortchanges Students - Previous Revision


Peggy O'Neill,
Loyola University Maryland,
on the Limits of
Machine Scoring of Writing

Peggy makes the case that machines can only score one, limited kind of writing and that kind of writing is not the complex writing expected in college and the workplace.




Chris Anson,
North Carolina State University,
on What Machine Scoring
Can't Do

Chris concedes the value of machines analyzing texts, but points out what they can't do effectively in evaluating student learning/writing.




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