Automated Scoring of a Summary-Writing Task Designed to Measure Reading Comprehension

  title={Automated Scoring of a Summary-Writing Task Designed to Measure Reading Comprehension},
  author={Nitin Madnani and Jill Burstein and John Sabatini and Tenaha O'Reilly},
We introduce a cognitive framework for measuring reading comprehension that includes the use of novel summary writing tasks. We derive NLP features from the holistic rubric used to score the summaries written by students for such tasks and use them to design a preliminary, automated scoring system. Our results show that the automated approach performs well on summaries written by students for two different passages. 

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