How automated scoring works

Knowledge Technologies, a business within the Assessment & Information Group of Pearson, has released a new white paper, “Pearson’s Automated Scoring of Writing, Speaking, and Mathematics: A White Paper,” authored by Knowledge Technologies’ scientists Lynn Streeter, Ph.D.; Jared Bernstein, Ph.D.; Peter Foltz, Ph.D.; and Donald DeLand. Available at, the paper gives educators, policymakers, and test developers explanations of how automated scoring works, how well it works, and its potential for educational applications.