Marketplace Tech
Marketplace Tech
Oct 12, 2020
Automated test grading has moved way past Scantron bubble sheets
9 min

Every Monday this fall, we’re talking about technology and education, because many students, caregivers and teachers are getting a crash course in ed tech. Even before the pandemic, one way technology has been creeping into students’ lives is through grading. And we’re not just talking about those multiple choice bubble sheets that’ve been around for decades. The Educational Testing Service, which creates statewide assessments for K-12 students, along with higher ed tests like the GRE, has been using artificial intelligence to grade essays since 1999. But can AI really tell good writing from bad? Amy Scott speaks with Andreas Oranje, vice president of assessment and learning technology development for ETS.

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