WriQ -Accelerate Student Writing Proficiency with Personalized, Automated Feedback

 

WriQ -Accelerate Student Writing Proficiency with Personalized, Automated Feedback

WriQ automatically grades papers digitally.

Grading is faster, more accurate and consistent – giving clear visibility of writing progress over time against peers and standardized norms.

Improving writing performance

Keeping track of students’ writing ability can be challenging, and time consuming. Is a student’s writing getting better, or worse? How do you track their progress over time?

With hundreds of papers to go through one at a time, it can be an arduous, time-consuming and manual task to grade by hand.

 

Until now…

WriQ® provides you with those much needed benchmarks on a student, classroom and district level to effectively improve writing performance, whilst providing meaningful, accurate feedback on a student level on an ongoing basis.

Comparable insights

The WriQ score measures quantitative age-appropriate use of spelling, accuracy, vocabulary, and grammar.

In addition, the Rubric score gives teachers a benchmark to assess the quality of writing by genre-specific criteria, like plot and analysis.

  • Provides consistency, offering a standardized benchmark or fair grading
  • Delivers smart, comparable insights on writing level within your school, district, state or at a national level to help identify areas that could require additional support
  • Offers a student and classroom summary and tracks progress over time
  • Customize rubrics to suit your school or district for targeted analysis
  • Accelerates writing proficiency without additional workload pressure


 

Instantly assess students’ writing levels and progress

Assessing student writing can be a very time consuming and tedious process. Reading through and evaluating dozens of multi-page documents and providing meaningful feedback during your “free” time is no one’s idea of fun. 

But they’ve come up with a solution that can help – WriQ. 

WriQ is an extension for Google Docs that automatically grades papers digitally. It’s faster, more accurate and consistent than traditional manual and subjective grading – giving students, parents and teachers clear visibility of writing progress over time against peers and standardised norms.

 

 

The standard measure for every student’s writing

You’ll no doubt be familiar with the Lexile framework that helps teachers and parents match reading materials to a child’s unique level. It’s also a powerful tool to measure and track each student’s progress over time as an increasingly fluent, mature reader. So far there’s never been a similar metric for writing assessment. 

They’ve created WriQ to provide a standard measurement for writing. They’ve done this to help teachers, administrators and parents monitor and manage the progress of each student’s writing.

Just as importantly, they’ve designed WriQ to help teachers provide more meaningful, personalized feedback, with greater clarity to improve student confidence. 

 


How it works

WriQ uses a powerful computer algorithm that instantly assesses each student’s writing in Google Docs, replacing the time-consuming task for teachers of assessing written passages manually. To build WriQ they’ve collected an enormous data set that has allowed us to create standardised norms for assessing writing, which they combine to create the WriQ Score.

Through these norms, WriQ will help teachers evaluate their students’ written communication skills and provide meaningful feedback to improve their students’ writing over time – just as Lexile levels do with reading.

This WriQ Score is directly embedded into the student’s work, giving instant feedback to help students improve their writing.

 

Building a complete picture

WriQ calculates each student’s attainment level as a writer on the basis of these qualitative factors:

  • Writing Speed in Words per Minute
  • Correct Writing Speed in WCPM
  • Sentence Length
  • Text Maturity
  • Spelling Accuracy
  • Punctuation Correctness
  • Grammar Correctness
  • Correct Word Sequences

Once that scoring is complete, teachers can assess their students’ writing from a qualitative standpoint through the use of Texthelp-built rubrics. These rubrics are based on the student’s grade and the genre of writing, measuring everything from plot, narrative techniques, language and more.  

Through these metrics, WriQ can give teachers, administrators and parents a more meaningful picture of each student’s overall maturity and sophistication as a writer.

Benefits:

  • Accelerates writing proficiency without additional workload pressure
  • Provides consistency, offering a standardized benchmark for fair grading 
  • Delivers smart, comparable insights on writing level within your school, district, state or at a national level to help identify areas that could require additional support *
  • Offers a student and classroom summary and tracks progress over time *  
  • Customize rubrics to suit your school or district for targeted analysis **

*Premium feature
**Available soon in a future release

Features:

  • Score a Doc
  • Access Texthelp Rubrics
  • Leave Feedback
  • Rescore Docs
  • Basic Dashboard – Teacher (see history of scored docs)
  • Even more coming soon!

Click here for more information on WritQ.

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2019-09-16T08:36:45-05:00