📎 Flawed Algorithms Are Grading Millions of Students’ Essays

Essay-scoring engines are trained on sets of example essays to recognize patterns that correlate with higher or lower human-assigned grades. They then predict what score a human would assign an essay, based on those patterns, often resulting in bias against certain demographic groups. Also, they can be fooled by nonsense essays with sophisticated vocabulary.

Carles Bellver TorlĂ  @carlesbellver