Automated essay scoring
ACARA has undertaken research reviews and studies into automated essay scoring (AES) for marking NAPLAN Online writing tasks. Initial research began in 2012 (released 2015) and the Evaluation of Automated Scoring of NAPLAN Persuasive Writing report ( 976 kb) summarises these research findings. Analyses and results of the evaluation of training and validation stages for each of the automated scoring solutions are detailed in the technical report ( 11 mb) companion piece.
Additional research designed to collect and evaluate empirical evidence on the feasibility and validity of AES in NAPLAN writing assessments, working with a range of sources and analyses, is detailed within the NAPLAN Online Automated Scoring Research Program: Research Report ( 1.1 mb) and was released in early 2018.
See our news item regarding NAPLAN Online: automated essay scoring on the ACARA website.