Key Features

Smart Automated Assessment

  • Real-time feedback based on a rubric
  • No training needed
  • A range of essay types

Analytics

  • Diagnose individual and class learning trends
  • Actionable insights for the classrooms
  • More efficient and effective engagement with students

Essay Types

Teachers can create assignments using the following essay types:
  • Argumentative: Students answer a question using evidence.
  • Definition: Students define an assigned topic.
  • Example: Students give an example of an assigned topic.
  • Personal Narrative: Students provide a personal response to a question.
  • Process: Students explain the steps in a process.
  • Response to Text: Students respond to a full text article.
  • Short Answer: Students provide a paragraph response to a question.
  • Summary/Response: Students summarize an article and provide a response to a question about that article.
  • Synthesis: Students discuss multiple texts while developing an argument.

Our Rubric

Our rubric helps students strengthen the core skills of core: organization, argumentation, and clarity.

This is the rubric we use to assess argumentative essays. Other essay types vary to some degree, but mostly follow this structure.

The rubric is not designed to assess quality of content. That’s the teacher's role. We help students with the technical aspects of writing essays.



Introduction

  • Length: Determines if the paragraph fully developed while staying focused.
  • Background Information: Determines if the student provides information to set up the argument.
  • Background Information On Topic: Determines if the background information provided is relevant to the topic at hand.
  • Thesis Statement: Determines if the student has provided a thesis statement that articulates the paper's main argument.
  • Level of Detail: Determines if the student discusses ideas concisely.

Body Paragraphs

  • Length: Determines if the paragraph fully developed while staying focused.
  • Topic Sentence: Determines if the student provides a topic sentence for the paragraph.
  • Supporting Evidence: Determines if the student provides evidence to support the point being made.
  • Analysis: Determines if the student discusses the main idea in the paragraph in more depth.
  • Level of Detail: Determines if the student discusses ideas concisely.

Conclusion

  • Length: Determines if the paragraph fully developed while staying focused.
  • Summarizes the Argument: Determines if the student provides a summary of the argument that the paper made.
  • Concluding Remarks: Determines if the student provides closing thoughts that are relevant to the paper.
  • Level of Detail: Determines if the student discusses ideas concisely.

Why We’re Different

Our automated assessment is smart.

We offer a single software platform that saves teachers time and gives students as much practice as they need. Our software is proven to increase engagement and outcomes.

Unlike other products, our software evaluates papers in the same way teachers do. Our feedback is targeted to help students improve the underlying elements of good argumentation and organization. Our analytics helps teachers identify quickly where students need the most help.

Our software is adaptable to each teacher’s classroom. Teachers can choose from a range of essay types and use their own questions. We don’t restrict users to a pre-set list of prompts.