Test Scoring Machines Lead To Better Writers

Most students have anxiety about standardized tests.  The results of these examinations can have a huge impact on the success of their college applications (not to mention the pursuit of scholarships or financial aid).  Grades, extracurricular activities, and public service fade to the background when it’s time to sit down and take the SAT or other tests, so preparation is crucial.

For many students, essay writing is daunting. While subjects like math have objectively correct answers, writing is more subjective – and thus grading is not always accurate.

That’s where test scoring machines come in.


Human vs. Test Scoring Machine

A test scoring machine improves the instructional process by providing more frequent and immediate feedback to writers, encouraging improvements in students’ writing ability by communicating their strengths and weaknesses.

What does this mean? Clear, insightful feedback based on the combined judgments of human scorers. By using aggregated expertise to score each essay, students benefit from a consistent, well-rounded point-of-view unaffected by differences in opinion.

In other words, a test scoring machine provides the perfect standardized feedback to help prepare for standardized tests.  By taking advantage of the feedback they receive from this process, students can easily identify habitual mistakes and correct them before ever walking into the test room.  For more about boosting writing skills, check out this blog.


Teach Students Excellence

If you’d like further evidence that this cutting-edge technology is a superior tool for test preparation, consider that IntelliMetric®, the “Gold-Standard” in automated essay scoring, is also being used for scoring real standardized tests. Here are some examples:

  • Australian Council on Educational Research (ACER), the recognized international leader in the development and provision of high-quality assessment and reporting tools, uses IntelliMetric®  to score OWA essays. 
  • Vantage Learning uses IntelliMetric® for computer-based essay scoring on the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) portion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT(R)

Test scoring machine leaders like IntelliMetric® evaluate essays and tests with a standard of accuracy, consistency, and reliability greater than human expert scoring. As a result, a growing percentage of the education world now has the opportunity to learn, grow and be tested against a consistently high level of excellence. 

Our next blog will discuss why using an essay grading service is budget-friendly by saving both time and money.

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