AN ANALYSIS OF AUTOMATIVE ESSAY SCORING PROGRAMS AND THEIR
POTENTIAL IMPACT ON DIRECT WRITING ASSESSMENT SCORES IN UTAH
Introduction - Nature of the Problem
Every English teacher knows the pain of issuing a writing assignment. For...
Introduction, Literature Review, and Problem Statement
Over 920 million tourists traveled internationally in 2008, with more than half
traveling for leisure (World Tourism Organization [UNWTO], 2009). Tourist spending
in 2008 reached US...
are able to make “annual growth” in the first few years of school, they will not become further
behind others, but they still will be unable to reach appropriate benchmarks.
Research indicates that, although data vary from state to state,...
Fewster, & McCormick (2010) further stated that “approximately eight million adolescents struggled with reading” (p. 636).
High School (9th to 12th Grade)
Cassidy, Valadez, Garrett, & Barrera (2010) reported that adolescent literacy is a hot...
For instance, ―100% Pure Assurance‖ marks a symbol for quality accommodations in
New Zealand (New Zealand Tourism Board, 2010, para. 6). Other alterations could
promote adventure, romance, education, spirituality, or value while still tying...
for poor school outcomes, not only because of language issues, but also because of
socioeconomic issues (Goldenberg, 2008). Most Hispanic Americans are characterized as
having low levels of educational success and high rates of poverty, and this...
writing at this institution is not valued as human communication—and this
in turn reduces the validity of the assessment (CCCC Executive Committee,
They also have concerns with companies not communicating their algorithms with their...
roughly 253 visitors per 100 inhabitants (Statistics Austria, 2010). Tourism contributes
significantly to the national income and employment level. The current share of tourism-induced
gross value added has topped 10% of GDP as of 2008...
The Internet is increasingly considered one of the most effective ways to advertise
since the Internet has several advantages over the traditional forms of advertising in the
travel and tourism industry, including...
2010. Of the total number of surveys collected, 212 were rejected for incompleteness or
respondents did not meet the residency or age requirements discussed; 973 were deemed
Data analysis methodology.
students early” (p. 280). As Greenfield, Rinaldi, Proctor, and Cardarelli (2010) relate, ownership
of learning difficulties are moved from the student to the teacher and the instruction. When the
teacher does not see the student improving or...
today require some college education, and the needs for efficient literary skills are increasing in the fast-growing job market (National Governor’s Association, 2005).
The research suggests that even adolescents are struggling with simple...
Approval for project
Approval for the creative project was received February 2010. It was given by James
McCoy, doctor in the Master’s of Education department at Southern Utah University.
REQUEST FOR IRB EXEMPTION
Name: Dr. James W. McCoy and Colleen Okeson
Position at SUU: Assistant Professor of Graduate Studies in Education
Telephone # and fax #: Phone: 435-865-8290 Fax: 435-865-8485
Parent/guardian letter of approval
A letter was sent to the parent/guardian of Mrs. Okeson’s algebra I students on March 2,
2010. Contact information was given if the adult did not want their child participating in the
March 2, 2010
Your child is being invited to take part in a research study to encourage an interest in
mathematics. The study will include real life math problems integrating Howard Gardner’s
multiple intelligences. For...