Right now, I'm following up on an HP-sponsored competition on automated writing evaluators over at Kaggle.com. The question ansd answer there quickly led me to the ETS Section on Automated Scoring of Writing Quality.
My RFP is for technology to assess and provide specific feedback on the quality of student writing such as:
- grammar mechanics: proper construction of sentences (subject, verb, final punctuation)
- Basic mechanics such as capitalization, subject-verb agreement (tense, plural, etc), consistency on plural and singular
- Advanced mechanics such as prepositional phrases, sentences of appropriate length, nuances of word choice, avoiding awkward, ineffective, or unclear writing
- Writing quality: vocabulary usage, organization, development