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Systems and Methods for Ability-Appropriate Text Generation

Author(s):
Sheehan, Kathleen M.
Patent Issued:
Sep 24, 2019
Patent Number:
10,424,217
Source:
ETS Patent
Document Type:
Patent
Family ID:
1000002368386
Subject/Key Words:
Patent, Active Patent, Text Generation, Reading Level, Difficulty Level, Reading Assessment, Processor, Text Complexity, Reading Proficiency

Abstract

Systems and methods are provided for generating texts appropriate for a reading level of an individual. An existing exam unit is accessed, wherein the existing exam unit includes a reading passage and a plurality of questions related to the reading passage. The plurality of questions are filtered based on a criterion to form a subset of questions. A first difficulty score is determined based on the reading passage. A second difficulty score is determined based on the subset of questions. A correlation between the first difficulty score and the second difficulty score is determined, and a text is generated that is appropriate for a reading level of an individual based on performance of the individual on the exam unit.

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