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Title    Some Teachers Are Now Using ChatGPT to Grade Papers
Date    Monday March 11, @03:43PM
Author    hubie
Topic   
from the complaints-department-5000-miles-> dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=24/03/10/0451241

Freeman writes:

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2024/03/some-teachers-are-now-using-chatgpt-to-grade-papers/

In a notable shift toward sanctioned use of AI in schools, some educators in grades 3–12 are now using a ChatGPT-powered grading tool called Writable, reports Axios. The tool, acquired last summer by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is designed to streamline the grading process, potentially offering time-saving benefits for teachers. But is it a good idea to outsource critical feedback to a machine?
[...]
"Make feedback more actionable with AI suggestions delivered to teachers as the writing happens," Writable promises on its AI website. "Target specific areas for improvement with powerful, rubric-aligned comments, and save grading time with AI-generated draft scores." The service also provides AI-written writing-prompt suggestions: "Input any topic and instantly receive unique prompts that engage students and are tailored to your classroom needs."
[...]
The reliance on AI for grading will likely have drawbacks. Automated grading might encourage some educators to take shortcuts, diminishing the value of personalized feedback. Over time, the augmentation from AI may allow teachers to be less familiar with the material they are teaching. The use of cloud-based AI tools may have privacy implications for teachers and students. Also, ChatGPT isn't a perfect analyst. It can get things wrong and potentially confabulate (make up) false information, possibly misinterpret a student's work, or provide erroneous information in lesson plans.
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there's a divide among parents regarding the use of AI in evaluating students' academic performance. A recent poll of parents revealed mixed opinions, with nearly half of the respondents open to the idea of AI-assisted grading.

As the generative AI craze permeates every space, it's no surprise that Writable isn't the only AI-powered grading tool on the market. Others include Crowdmark, Gradescope, and EssayGrader. McGraw Hill is reportedly developing similar technology aimed at enhancing teacher assessment and feedback.

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Original Submission

Links

  1. "Freeman" - https://soylentnews.org/~Freeman/
  2. "notable shift" - https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2023/01/nyc-schools-block-chatgpt-fearing-negative-impact-on-learning/
  3. "Writable" - https://www.writable.com/ai/
  4. "Axios" - https://www.axios.com/2024/03/06/ai-tools-teachers-chatgpt-writable
  5. "Houghton Mifflin Harcourt" - https://www.hmhco.com/
  6. "promises" - https://www.writable.com/ai/
  7. "confabulate" - https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2023/04/why-ai-chatbots-are-the-ultimate-bs-machines-and-how-people-hope-to-fix-them/
  8. "recent poll" - https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/618576e680385ccd778de78c/6519f1be0b06b4f4d5f9f4d3_PSO%20AI%20White%20Paper-FINAL.pdf
  9. "Crowdmark" - https://www.macalester.edu/news/2020/08/when-grading-goes-high-tech/
  10. "Gradescope" - https://www.gradescope.com/
  11. "EssayGrader" - https://essaygrader.ai/
  12. "SWOT Analysis of ChatGPT in Computer Science Education" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=24/02/15/020239
  13. "OpenAI Admits That AI Writing Detectors Don't Work" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=23/09/11/0452224
  14. "An Iowa School District is Using ChatGPT to Decide Which Books to Ban" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=23/08/17/1439256
  15. "A Jargon-Free Explanation of How AI Large Language Models Work" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=23/08/05/1718249
  16. "Why AI detectors think the US Constitution was written by AI" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=23/07/18/0233243
  17. "Dishonor Code: What Happens When Cheating Becomes the Norm?" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=23/03/01/121258
  18. "Amid ChatGPT Outcry, Some Teachers are Inviting AI to Class" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=23/02/21/1227246
  19. "Seattle Public Schools Bans ChatGPT; District 'Requires Original Thought and Work From Students'" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=23/01/19/0316234
  20. "ChatGPT Arrives in the Academic World" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=22/12/19/1527216
  21. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=62246

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