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Journal Title: Assessing Writing
Volume/Issue:   18/1
Issue Title: Automated Assessment of Writing
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 1. Editorial Board/Aims and scope
Pages CO2

2. Assessing Writing special issue: Assessing writing with automated scoring systems
Pages 1-6
Norbert Elliot, David M. Williamson

3. On the relation between automated essay scoring and modern views of the writing construct
Pages 7-24
Paul Deane

4. Automated essay scoring: Psychometric guidelines and practices
Pages 25-39
Chaitanya Ramineni, David M. Williamson

5. Validating automated essay scoring for online writing placement
Pages 40-61
Chaitanya Ramineni

6. Automated scoring in context: Rapid assessment for placed students
Pages 62-84
Andrew Klobucar, Norbert Elliot, Perry Deess, Oleksandr Rudniy, Kamal Joshi

7. English language learners and automated scoring of essays: Critical considerations
Pages 85-99
Sara Cushing Weigle

8. Large-scale assessment, locally-developed measures, and automated scoring of essays: Fishing for red herrings?
Pages 100-108
William Condon

9. Special issue on “Feedback in writing: Issues and challenges”
Pages 109
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
 
LL Issue: 24.638