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1st Edition

Handbook of Automated Scoring
Theory into Practice

ISBN 9781032173474
Published September 30, 2021 by Chapman & Hall
580 Pages

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Book Description

"Automated scoring engines […] require a careful balancing of the contributions of technology, NLP, psychometrics, artificial intelligence, and the learning sciences. The present handbook is evidence that the theories, methodologies, and underlying technology that surround automated scoring have reached maturity, and that there is a growing acceptance of these technologies among experts and the public."

From the Foreword by Alina von Davier, ACTNext Senior Vice President

Handbook of Automated Scoring: Theory into Practice provides a scientifically grounded overview of the key research efforts required to move automated scoring systems into operational practice. It examines the field of automated scoring from the viewpoint of related scientific fields serving as its foundation, the latest developments of computational methodologies utilized in automated scoring, and several large-scale real-world applications of automated scoring for complex learning and assessment systems.  The book is organized into three parts that cover (1) theoretical foundations, (2) operational methodologies, and (3) practical illustrations, each with a commentary. In addition, the handbook includes an introduction and synthesis chapter as well as a cross-chapter glossary.



Duanli Yan is Director of Data Analysis and Computational Research in the Psychometrics, Statistics, and Data Sciences area at the Educational Testing Service (ETS), and Adjunct Professor at Fordham University and Rutgers University. She is a co-author of Bayesian Networks in Educational Assessment and Computerized Adaptive and Multistage Testing with R, editor for Practical Issues and Solutions for Computerized Multistage Testing, and co-editor for Computerized Multistage Testing: Theory and Applications. Her awards include the 2016 AERA Division D Significant Contribution to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology Award.

André A. Rupp is Research Director in the Psychometrics, Statistics, and Data Sciences area at the Educational Testing Service (ETS). He is co-author and co-editor of two award-winning interdisciplinary books titled Diagnostic Measurement: Theory, Methods, and Applications and The Handbook of Cognition and Assessment: Frameworks, Methodologies, and Applications. His synthesis- and framework-oriented research has appeared in a wide variety of prestigious peer-reviewed journals. He currently serves as the lead developer of the ITEMS professional development portal for NCME.

Peter W. Foltz is Vice President in Pearson's AI and Products Solutions Organization and Research Professor at the University of Colorado’s Institute of Cognitive Science. His work covers machine learning and natural language processing for educational and clinical assessments, discourse processing, reading comprehension and writing skills, 21st-century skills learning, and large-scale data analytics. He has authored more than 150 journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers, as well as multiple patents.