Competition Challenges Details
There are currently numerous automated writing feedback tools, but they all have limitations. Many often fail to identify the structural elements of argumentative writing, such as thesis statements or supporting claims, or they fail to evaluate the quality of these argumentative elements. Additionally, most available tools are proprietary or inaccessible to educators because of their cost. This problem is compounded for under-serviced schools which serve a disproportionate number of students of color and from low-income backgrounds. In short, the field of automated writing feedback is ripe for innovation that could help democratize education.
This competition seeks to create an algorithm that can predict effective arguments and evaluate student writing overall. If successful, students will have higher quality and more accessible automated writing tools.