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Method of Model Scaling for an Automated Essay Scoring System

Attali, Yigal
Patent Issued:
Jan 21, 2014
Patent Number:
ETS Patent
Document Type:
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Subject/Key Words:
Patent, Active Patent, Automated Scoring and Natural Language Processing, Automated Essay Scoring (AES), Essay Assessment


A method and system for customizing an automated essay scoring system are disclosed. Relative weights may be assigned to a plurality of features for a plurality of benchmark essay responses. Based on the relative weights, automated scores may be determined for one or more first essay responses to a first prompt. The automated scores may be scaled based on one or more scoring standards for the first prompt. A scaled automated score may be assigned for a second essay response to the first prompt based on the scaled automated scores for the one or more first essay responses.

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