|Title:||Automated, Personalized Formative Feedback for Student Writing with the LightSide Revision Assistant|
|Principal Investigator:||Mayfield, Elijah||Awardee:||Lightside Labs, Inc.|
|Program:||Small Business Innovation Research [Program Details]|
|Award Period:||6 months||Award Amount:||$150,000|
|Goal:||Phase I Development||Award Number:||EDIES14C0045|
The project team is developing a prototype of the LightSide Revision Assistant, a web-based writing program for students in grades 6 to 8. The product will include an interface where students write essays and receive instant and automatic feedback, including in-line comments. Feedback will support students using an iterative revision and reflection process when writing, in contrast with existing tools, which only emphasize grammar checking and surface-level edits. The project team will investigate the feasibility of using the automated essay scoring system. In the Phase I pilot research, the team will examine whether the prototype function as planned, if teachers are able to integrate it within the classroom environment, and whether students are engaged.