Updates to Investigation 0

Bob Regan, Big History Project Team Washington, USA Investigation 0 is our baseline writing assessment. We intend it to be used by teachers and our team to get a picture of students’ writing skills at the start of the year. To achieve this goal, we’ve designed this assessment to be completed by students without the … Continue reading Updates to Investigation 0

No Pain, No Gain

BHP’s Investigation 0 pops up the first week of school. It’s not that bad, and it’s totally worth it. Bart Shaffer, BHP Teacher Washington, USA Do I really have to start the year with a formal essay? My kids are going to hate me! Worse, what if my lower-performing students just shut down and give … Continue reading No Pain, No Gain

Can Machine Scoring Help Students Write Better?

Bart Shaffer, BHP Teacher Washington, USA As teachers, we’re always doing a balancing act. How to use class time efficiently, without sacrificing learning and personal connection? Enter BHP Score, and more specifically, Revision Assistant (RA). Revision Assistant is a platform students can use to compose formal writing assessments and receive real-time feedback, called signal checks, … Continue reading Can Machine Scoring Help Students Write Better?