Why Computers Can’t Grade Student Essays

Reblogged from dianeravitch.net

The new frontier of education consists of figuring out a way to cut costs. Or, failing that, figuring out a way to make money for investors while laying off teachers.

That brings us to the subject of computer-graded essays. Think of the savings if a computer can grade essays so teachers can do something else or be laid off!

Anthony Cody¬†learned of a professor at MIT, Les Perelman, who has figured out why computers are really very bad substitutes for human beings. Continue reading…