Turnitin has announced a multi-year extension of its work with the College Board that will connect its formative writing tools to College Board programs like SpringBoard in an effort to expand and promote productive student writing practice. The addition of Turnitin’s writing instruction technology, Revision Assistant, will give students more ways to practice and receive instruction that will help them develop the knowledge, skills and understanding that are critical to college and career success.
This announcement marks the culmination of three years of collaborative research between Turnitin and the College Board that demonstrates the value of Turnitin’s Revision Assistant technology in evaluating and improving student writing, according to the announcement. Turnitin Revision Assistant extends the reach of teachers by providing immediate, actionable feedback to students as they write; and provides appropriate and helpful feedback on student writing across prompt types and writing styles, the announcement states.
The College Board’s AP and SpringBoard Digital programs are the first programs to feature Revision Assistant integration. SpringBoard Digital includes a version of Revision Assistant that is trained to provide feedback on SpringBoard’s proprietary end-of-unit embedded assessments. Additionally, the College Board has made six AP World History and AP English Language and Composition prompts available within the full version of Turnitin Revision Assistant that is available to school districts nationwide.
In the near future, Turnitin will continue the integration of its education technology into other College Board programs, including Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy. By the end of 2016, students will be able to use a free, publicly available version of Revision Assistant to help them prepare for the new SAT Essay section.
Source: Turnitin, turnitin.com