The Utah Compose system provides teachers and students password-protected access to an easy-to-use, web-based program, complete with video guides, that is available at all times.
Students can engage in unlimited writing practice opportunities with immediate automated scoring feedback, follow grade-appropriate tutorials, and participate in relevant learning exercises.
Teachers can administer as many writing prompts of varying genres as they like, using any of the over 300 prepackaged prompts, many with stimulus material, or generate their own prompts.
Teachers can also upload additional stimulus materials, such as reading passages, website links, and images to their custom prompts, to help students practice research skills and the use of textual evidence in their writing.
MI’s industry-leading automated essay scoring system is able to automatically score a variety of constructed response items and can work with any number of predefined score-point ranges and rubric definitions.
PEG® is currently being used to provide scores in both summative assessments and formative assessments.
Student writing responses are scored by MI’s automated essay scoring engine, Project Essay Grade (PEG®). Ellis Batten Page in 2003, MI has focused on incorporating the latest advances in natural language processing, semantic and syntactic analysis, and classification methods to produce a state-of-the art automated scoring engine.
Today’s PEG software delivers valid and reliable scoring that is unrivaled in the industry.
Students also are directed to lessons tied to the traits to help them improve their scores.
These interactive animated tutorials can also be assigned by the teacher to individual students, groups, or whole classes for review and intervention.