• Online Writing Program Shows Results In Brooklyn Student Performance

    -Emily Groves, Norwich Bulletin Computer gives instant feedback Sixth-grade students have been using an online writing program that gives them immediate feedback on their compositions since November, and they and teachers have already seen results. “What it is, is artificial intelligence,” Brooklyn Middle School Principal Alan Yanku said. The automated essay program, My Access, is […]

  • NHS Teachers Win State Grant For New Writing Program

    Two high school English teachers secure grant from state to fund computer-assisted writing program MY Access! in their classrooms.  

  • Watertown Schools Receive $57,000 Grant For MY Access! Program

    Schools receive grant to purchase new laptops and MY Access! computer program for ninth graders after positive results seen with program implementation for tenth grade students.

  • Examples of How MY Access Evaluates Essays
  • Schools Turn To Web Site As Interactive Writing Coach

    -Jenna Cho, The Day Submit, blink and there you have it: an instant evaluation of your essay. The computer-generated score, usually on a scale of 1 to 6, assesses five aspects of writing, including organization, language use and style. Accompanying the score is feedback for improvement. MY Access!, a Web-based computer program, is being used […]

  • Online Grading Shooting For An ‘A’

    -JIM FARRELL, Hartford Courant A sometimes reluctant writer, Robin Squirrell was nevertheless excited to compose an essay asserting that Friar Lawrence was the “Romeo and Juliet” character most to blame for the deaths of the star-crossed lovers. Robin’s enthusiasm was heightened because she knew she wouldn’t have to wait long for feedback. “It takes, like, […]