Automated essay evaluation (AEE) is the evaluation of written work through computer technology. AEE is an expansion of the earlier concepts of automated essay scoring (AES) and automated essay grading in that in addition to providing a numerical index of writing performance, the technology can provide qualitative feedback that can be used in formative writing applications. Although originally created for English, the technology has been expanded to other languages as well. This entry further describes AEE and how it is used in both summative and formative evaluations.
The web-based technology can be used in both summative and formative applications. AEE is used for both high-stakes tests and as part of an electronic portfolio system to facilitate the teaching of writing. AEE was originally developed by Ellis ...
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