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Comparing the Validity of Automated and Human Scoring of Essays

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Journal of Educational Computing Research Volume 26, Number 4, ISSN 0735-6331


Discusses the validity of automated, or computer-based, scoring for improving the cost effectiveness of performance assessments and describes a study that examined the relationship of scores from a graduate level writing assessment to several independent, non-test indicators of examinee's writing skills, both for automated scores and for scores assigned by trained human readers. (Author/LRW)


Powers, D.E., Burstein, J.C., Chodorow, M.S., Fowles, M.E. & Kukich, K. (2002). Comparing the Validity of Automated and Human Scoring of Essays. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 26(4), 407. Retrieved December 7, 2019 from .

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