Powered by the patented e-rater® engine, the Criterion service provides teachers supplemental feedback to help improve students’ writing skills — saving time and helping to enhance classroom instruction.
Get actionable feedback
Criterion provides holistic scores that closely align with human scores and that are specific to grade/level and measure overall writing quality. Furthermore, it gives diagnostic trait feedback in five key categories — grammar, usage, mechanics, style, and organization and development — which are used by the student to guide the revision process.
Easily gauge progress
- Instructors create their own essay topics or select from the Criterion topic library.
- Students write their essays online.
- The Criterion tool automatically scores their writing and provides instant feedback.
- Students use feedback to revise and resubmit their essays.