Confident assessment of children's handwritten responses

Allan, J., Allen, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-6228-0237 and Sherkat, N. ORCID: 0000-0003-1488-5682, 2002. Confident assessment of children's handwritten responses. In: Proceedings Eighth IAPR International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society, pp. 508-512. ISBN 0769516920

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This paper introduces a novel approach for the automatic assessment of children's responses to standardised English exam questions. The constrained nature of the question and answer medium is exploited to produce an automatic assessment mechanism that is both highly accurate and produces a reasonable level of response yield. It is shown that the novel approach can achieve 100% scoring accuracy on 44% of all responses compared to a traditional lexical approach that has an error rate of 41%. When a thresholding method, similar to that used in the novel approach is applied, the traditional approach can achieve an accuracy of 100% but with a response yield of only 5%. The approach introduced in this paper is thus shown to have a significant advantage over the traditional lexical based assessment

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Allan, J., Allen, T. and Sherkat, N.
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
Place of Publication: Los Alamitos, CA
Date: 2002
ISBN: 0769516920
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:33
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2021 11:46

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