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Computer-Implemented Systems and Methods for Determining a Difficulty Level of a Test

Author(s):
Sheehan, Kathleen M.; Kostin, Irene W.; Futagi, Yoko
Patent Issued:
Nov 18, 2014
Patent Number:
8,892,421
Source:
ETS Patent
Document Type:
Patent
Family ID:
46200233
Subject/Key Words:
Patent, Active Patent, Text Difficulty, Difficulty Level, Automated Text Analysis, Computer-Implemented

Abstract

Systems and methods are provided for determining a difficulty level of a text. A determination is made as to a number of cohesive devices present in a text. A further determination is made as to a number of cohesive devices expected in the text. A cohesiveness metric is calculated based on the number of cohesive devices present in the text and the number of cohesive devices expected in the text, where the cohesiveness metric is used to identify a difficulty level of the text.

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