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Automated Evaluation for Student Argumentative Writing: A Survey [article]

Xinyu Wang, Yohan Lee, Juneyoung Park
2022 arXiv   pre-print
This paper surveys and organizes research works in an under-studied area, which we call automated evaluation for student argumentative writing.  ...  Unlike traditional automated writing evaluation that focuses on holistic essay scoring, this field is more specific: it focuses on evaluating argumentative essays and offers specific feedback, including  ...  In this paper we attempt to organize the research works regarding automated evaluation specifically for student argumentative writing, which requires the students to evaluate controversial claims, collect  ... 
arXiv:2205.04083v1 fatcat:32zpdti4sjci7neozk2kjw4iy4

Automated Writing Analysis for Writing Pedagogy: From Healthy Tension to Tangible Prospects

Elena Cotos
2015 Writing & Pedagogy  
Most importantly, adopting a systematic validity framework, especially when automated analysis is intended to complement teaching, would allow stakeholders to engage in collaborative efforts for AWA evaluation  ...  Such evidence can be obtained by adopting a validity argument framework.  ...  Her research interests include English for specific/academic purposes, corpus-based genre analysis, genre-based writing pedagogy, computer-assisted language learning and assessment, and data-driven learning  ... 
doi:10.1558/wap.v7i2-3.26381 fatcat:6ag77uou5feszlyewyjc35h5iy

Learning to Write in the Laptop Classroom

Mark Warschauer
2010 Writing & Pedagogy  
Substantial positive changes were observed in each stage of the writing process, including better access to information sources for planning and pre-writing; easier drafting of papers, especially for students  ...  writing evaluation programs; more frequent and extensive revision; and greater opportunities to publish final papers or otherwise disseminate them to real audiences.  ...  Acknowledgements Research for this article, the main content of which is summarized from Chapter 4 of Warschauer (2006)  ... 
doi:10.1558/wap.v1i1.101 fatcat:urfbtdho6bdn5klnmdzk55dcbe

WRITING ASSESSMENT AND COGNITION

Paul Deane
2011 ETS Research Report Series  
This paper presents a socio-cognitive framework for connecting writing pedagogy and writing assessment with modern social and cognitive theories of writing.  ...  The larger project of which this is a part was initiated under Randy Bennett's leadership and reflects his vision for an integrated assessment system.  ...  Infer (judgment) Assess how well a student text meets standards for summarization Integrate + inquire (explicate) Summarize arguments on an issue Infer (judgment) Classify arguments as pro or con  ... 
doi:10.1002/j.2333-8504.2011.tb02250.x fatcat:vldvjoeewbecvl53z7sqhcpkke

Potential of Automated Writing Evaluation Feedback

Elena Cotos
2011 CALICO journal  
This paper presents an empirical evaluation of automated writing evaluation (AWE) feedback used for L2 academic writing teaching and learning.  ...  ABSTRACT This paper presents an empirical evaluation of automated writing evaluation (AWE) feedback used for L2 academic writing teaching and learning.  ...  Evidence yielded from such research can be used to build an empirical evaluation argument for the use of this technology.  ... 
doi:10.11139/cj.28.2.420-459 fatcat:bdvolaqnp5eormrc3kqgq2qsru

COGNITIVE MODELS OF WRITING: WRITING PROFICIENCY AS A COMPLEX INTEGRATED SKILL

Paul Deane, Nora Odendahl, Thomas Quinlan, Mary Fowles, Cyndi Welsh, Jennifer Bivens-Tatum
2008 ETS Research Report Series  
This paper undertakes a review of the literature on writing cognition, writing instruction, and writing assessment with the goal of developing a framework and competency model for a new approach to writing  ...  the fact that most writing tasks involve management of a complex array of skills over the course of a writing project, including language and literacy skills, document-creation and document-management  ...  to read one's own writing and evaluate for narration, exposition, and argumentation.  ... 
doi:10.1002/j.2333-8504.2008.tb02141.x fatcat:ait7mqqqtfgybce4rv3iuwiake

Learner Fit in Scaling Up Automated Writing Evaluation

Elena Cotos, Sarah Huffman
2013 International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching  
Valid evaluations of automated writing evaluation (AWE) design, development, and implementation should integrate the learners' perspective in order to ensure the attainment of desired outcomes.  ...  The findings reveal that RWT's move, step, and sentence-level feedback provides various opportunities for learners to engage with the revision task at a useful level of difficulty and to stimulate interaction  ...  Although none of the participants strongly agreed with the statement "I trust automated writing evaluation tools," other data indicate that for some students, especially for deliberate interactants, noticing  ... 
doi:10.4018/ijcallt.2013070105 fatcat:aiep36mq4vgdpenzfxnlnsqo6a

Assessing academic writing in foreign and second languages

Alister Cumming
2008 Language Teaching  
established in education and other institutions (Kelly 1969; Spolsky 1995), including composing or translating set texts, a teacher's or examiner's evaluation of the quality of that performance, and students  ...  B Concerns for the validity of assessments, particularly scoring methods and the evidence and arguments to support inferences made from writing assessments.  ...  In an effort to establish the most important criteria for evaluating L2 writing, Santos presented one among many studies that surveyed the attitudes of university professors when evaluating the writing  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0261444808005430 fatcat:va3yr7slfnfo7o32foat7tgajy

Enhancing Writing Skills in IT Students

Jocelyn Armarego
2012 International Journal of Learning  
The ability to evaluate a piece of writing during the authoring process (as described for the semi-automated system) is then enhanced.  ...  Figure 1 : The Structure of a Semi-automatic Tool (Kakkonen, Myller, & Sutinen, 2004) Another level of automated support for writing looks at evaluation and feedback on the content of written text.  ...  The International Journal of Learning provides a framework for double-blind peer review, enabling authors to publish into an academic journal of the highest standard.  ... 
doi:10.18848/1447-9494/cgp/v18i10/45907 fatcat:bq74yensnrd3xe57nvkcjjth6y

Automated writing evaluation for formative assessment of second language writing: investigating the accuracy and usefulness of feedback as part of argument-based validation

Jim Ranalli, Stephanie Link, Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen
2016 Educational Psychology  
An increasing number of studies on the use of tools for automated writing evaluation (AWE) in writing classrooms suggest growing interest in their potential for formative assessment.  ...  Abstract An increasing number of studies on the use of tools for automated writing evaluation (AWE) in writing classrooms suggests growing interest in their potential for formative assessment.  ...  use of automated writing evaluation for formative assessment of L2 writing.  ... 
doi:10.1080/01443410.2015.1136407 fatcat:4p3koawmsnga3goizrnlnimyju

Online Open-Source Writing Aid as a Pedagogical Tool

Beata Lewis Sevcikova
2018 English Language Teaching  
Unlike most studies focusing on Automated Writing Evaluation (AWE), this research concentrates only on the online, open-source writing aide, grammar, spelling and writing style improvement tools available  ...  The current study can help with the understanding of students' needs in writing, as well as in their perception of automated feedback.  ...  Currently, two main scoring systems in writing are used for academic purposes: 1) The human rating system with two basic approaches, holistic and analytic. 2) Automated Writing Evaluation, AWE, based on  ... 
doi:10.5539/elt.v11n8p126 fatcat:gskasmmszndixjotl6zi4qp35m

Automated Writing Evaluation in Language Teaching: Theory, Development, and Application

Volker Hegelheimer, Ahmet Dursun, Zhi Li
2015 CALICO journal  
The first automated writing evaluation (AWE) software for assessment purposes dates back to the 1960s when Page Ellis developed Project Essay Grade (PEG).  ...  Liu and Kunnan's paper 'Investigating the application of automated writing evaluation to Chinese undergraduate english majors: A case study of Write-ToLearn' evaluates the scoring ability and the precision  ... 
doi:10.1558/cj.v33i1.29251 fatcat:2wxo4i5evvfbhfooj5baogir6a

VALIDATION OF AUTOMATED SCORES OF TOEFL IBT®TASKS AGAINST NONTEST INDICATORS OF WRITING ABILITY

Sara Cushing Weigle
2011 ETS Research Report Series  
non-profit Charter and Bylaws, ETS has and continues to learn from and also to lead research that furthers educational and measurement research to advance quality and equity in education and assessment for  ...  VariablesCorrelations Among Global Self-Evaluation Variables and Student Survey Scales N Mean SD Self-Evaluation Writing 382 2.63 0.83 Self-Evaluation Reading 382 2.96 0.84 Self-Evaluation  ...  For the student and instructor surveys, correlations were calculated between TOEFL essay scores and both the global evaluation items and the survey scales as described above.  ... 
doi:10.1002/j.2333-8504.2011.tb02260.x fatcat:hmxdiqkjqbe3rino2557ykummq

Validation of automated scores of TOEFL iBT tasks against non-test indicators of writing ability

Sara Cushing Weigle, Xiaoming Xi
2010 Language Testing  
non-profit Charter and Bylaws, ETS has and continues to learn from and also to lead research that furthers educational and measurement research to advance quality and equity in education and assessment for  ...  VariablesCorrelations Among Global Self-Evaluation Variables and Student Survey Scales N Mean SD Self-Evaluation Writing 382 2.63 0.83 Self-Evaluation Reading 382 2.96 0.84 Self-Evaluation  ...  For the student and instructor surveys, correlations were calculated between TOEFL essay scores and both the global evaluation items and the survey scales as described above.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0265532210364406 fatcat:c63dms7zjzdktcrljvgpm4iy4q

Argument Mining: A Survey

John Lawrence, Chris Reed
2019 Computational Linguistics  
This paper explores the techniques that establish the foundations for argument mining, provides a review of recent advances in argument mining techniques, and discusses the challenges faced in automatically  ...  extracting a deeper understanding of reasoning expressed in language in general.  ...  Indeed, Hua and Wang (2017) use CMV data to both train and evaluate a model for automatically generating arguments of the opposing stance for a given statement.  ... 
doi:10.1162/coli_a_00364 fatcat:vpnimzg47vdrlaexcqngdat2n4
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