WGCU Radio Staff
Fri March 21, 2014
New Florida Writing Test Will Use Computers To Grade Student Essays
One study showed that computer grading is at least as accurate as human scores. Utah is among the states that have used computer grading for several years. Florida's new K-12 math and language arts standards will require students take a writing test every year. Currently, students take the FCAT writing test in fourth, eighth and tenth grades. Experts say that increase in testing will make computer grading necessary -- and the technology is improving. Students will take the new test for the first time in early 2015.