Accurately analyze text with the right tool

Introducing the TextEvaluator™ tool

A more comprehensive solution to measure text complexity

Aligning text to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is a real and evolving challenge. Like never before, educators and publishers are feeling the pressure to find tools that more accurately analyze text complexity.

At ETS, we faced that challenge as well. As the volume of assessment work increased at ETS, we realized we needed an automated tool as reliable as our human raters. Since we couldn’t find anything on the market that met our standard for quality, we developed the TextEvaluator™ tool for our own use. Now, we’re making this tool available to you — our education and publishing partners.

Backed by more than 10 years of extensive research, the TextEvaluator tool:

  • Evaluates against eight dimensions of text complexity and accounts for differences in genres
  • Utilizes patented Natural Language Processing methodologies and was built using the latest artificial intelligence technology
  • Outputs score reports and recommendations aligned to the CCSS
  • Provides unbiased feedback about the complexity levels of text (including scores and grade-level classifications) and provides feedback on the drivers of text complexity

The scientists and the science behind the TextEvaluator tool

ETS Principal Research Scientist Kathleen Sheehan designed the TextEvaluator model around four characteristically different types of cognitive processes that are:

  • involved in word recognition and decoding
  • associated with translating collections of words into meaningful propositions
  • associated with inferring interrelationships across propositions
  • associated with developing a more complete, more integrated mental representation of a text

Explore the links below to learn more about the processes mentioned above and the research behind the TextEvaluator tool:

Contact us today

For a free demonstration or additional information about the TextEvaluator tool, email us at textevaluatorinfo@ets.org.