Better Tools for In-Classroom Writing.
At LightSide, we’ve developed software that can instantly evaluate student writing. In less than a second, we can grade an essay on multiple rubric scales and highlight the writer’s strongest and weakest passages on each dimension. Independent research has repeatedly shown this technology is as accurate as human graders, looking for features that human graders look for like content mastery, style choices, and genre awareness.
For standardized testing, this is exciting news, but we believe we can do better. We’ve built a writing tool that lets students know where they stand as soon as they finish their first draft, that guides them through the revision process, and that delivers final work directly to teachers, where they can choose how to assess the work and whether to intervene.
The state of writing in education is broken and getting worse. At LightSide, we’re inventing the tools that will support the next generation of student writers. Learn more about our pedagogy, our technology, and our Spring pilot, or contact us today to learn more.
Latest News & Updates
Upcoming webinar on automated writing assessment
We’ll be holding an open conference call and webinar to teach the basics of machine learning and automated writing assessment at two times in the next few weeks. All are welcome.
Pilot locations announced
We’ve chosen six school districts (and several standalone schools and teachers) to help us shape our tools for direct revision assistance for students.