On 6/21/08, natasha wrote:
> Does anyone know of a website that has software for
> grading handwritten essays. I'm trying to avoid checking
> 150 essays by hand next school year. My students will not
> have computer access to type essays out on a regular basis-
> this is mainly for me to give back accurate feedback in a
> timely manner.
Don't know of any software, but you might try using the
pairing of students with 1 paper handed in. This only works
if you pair people of equal grades / ability. I was amazed
at how well it worked when it was suggested to me. I did
give them the option of writing alone, since I had 3 people
who had no desire to work with anyone. It did cut the
number of papers by almost half, and the students said they
learned from it.