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Automated Essay Scoring With e-rater v.2.0

Author(s):
Attali, Yigal; Burstein, Jill
Publication Year:
2005
Report Number:
RR-04-45
Source:
ETS Research Report
Document Type:
Report
Page Count:
21
Subject/Key Words:
Automated Essay Scoring (AES) Automated Scoring of Writing Quality Criterion Online Writing Evaluation Electronic Essay Rater (E-rater) Writing Assessment

Abstract

E-rater® has been used by ETS for automated essay scoring since 1999. This paper describes a new version of e-rater (v.2.0) that differs from the previous one (v.1.3) with regard to the feature set and model building approach. The paper describes the new version, compares the new and previous versions in terms of performance, and presents evidence on the validity and reliability of scores produced by the new version.

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