It’s not really a grading tool, but it might be worth introducing into the writing process. I’m running a paper workshop tomorrow… I might give it a shot.
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Thanks for the compliment, Diana.
All I can find is this news story, also written by Elizabeth Green (who wrote the NYTMag piece):
Wow, is this not timing or what? I have enjoyed getting to know your web site and resources and in the process found this recent article you posted from yesterday. Interesting enough I am currently writing a mock Thesis regarding teachers abilities to teach or not based on the students observations and acquired data vs. student test scores. Long story short could you please patch me the link and or reference to Gates article? I’m curious to know what else he had to say. Thanks and I love your resources and wealth of information. Truly appreciated!
I’ve been using this site with some of my students and it works pretty well. I would recommend it. It is being actively developed, so I’m expecting improvements. And you have to love the fact that it’s free.