We Don' Need No Stinkin' Gifted Programs!

But just think of how much talent and intelligence we waste, simply because our educational system isn’t particularly interested in motivating and challenging our most gifted students. | Most of Michael’s classmates from the alternative high school, even the highly gifted ones, did not go on to earn college degrees. In fact, most of them are stuck in dead-end jobs where they make barely more than the minimum wage, just…

For Student Essayists, an Automated Grader

The automated essay scoring engine behind Criterion, called e-rater, has been used to score more than 1.5 million essays on the Graduate Management Admission Test, or GMAT, in tandem with human readers. The machine score and the human score are in agreement 97 percent to 98 percent of the time. –For Student Essayists, an Automated Grader (NY Times) Last fall, the Criteria people contacted me and asked me to participate in…