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About the Criterion Service
The Criterion Online Writing Evaluation service is a valuable, time-saving, web-based instructor-led writing tool. The Criterion service:
gives students unlimited opportunities to practice their writing independently without adding to instructor workload
allows instructors to concentrate on the content and the style of their students' work and teach higher-level writing skills
provides administrators with customizable, in-depth reports that allow them to easily monitor district, school and classroom writing performance
The Criterion service offers a full suite of useful features, including:
immediate, automated scoring and diagnostic review
a Peer Review Tool that lets peer groups view and comment on each other's work
in-depth, customizable student and group performance reports
more than 400 topics at various skill levels in the Criterion library for instructors to choose from
access to multiple editions of A Writer's Handbook (elementary through college level/several languages)
unlimited, 24/7 access from school, home or anywhere there is an internet connection
alignment to Common Core State Standards
Our students are writing more, teachers are coaching more effectively and our writing program is experiencing progress with the use of the online Criterion program.
~ Institution in Indiana
I've used the Criterion service in my Composition One classes as a learning tool and for pre- and post-testing. I'm thrilled that this tool has helped my students improve, and their scores confirm that.
~ Institution in Minnesota
Many students, especially English-language Learners, find that the immediate feedback helps them gain a better understanding of grammatical features in writing.
~ Institution in California
Contact us today for more information, to request a complimentary trial or to order the service.