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EssayTagger is a web-based tool to help teachers grade essays faster.
But it is not an auto-grader.

This blog will cover EssayTagger's latest feature updates as well as musings on
education, policy, innovation, and preserving teachers' sanity.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Latest Update: Downloadable results data!

As part of our push for new and improved data reporting, you can now download all of your results/grading data for each of your assignments. This feature is fully reverse-compatible with all existing assignments.

We don't believe in vendor lock-in so we're happy and excited to offer yet another way for you to access your results data. It's your data; it shouldn't be trapped on our servers.

What's in the download?
All of the data in the chart shown below will be included in the data download as well as a few extra fields. Here's the full list:

  • Student first and last name
  • Student's essay filename (e.g. "my essay.doc")
  • Date essay was submitted (if student uploaded the document him/herself)
  • Individual scores for each rubric element

Reminder: The scores here are just numeric representations of the evaluations you made in the grading app while grading each paper. EssayTagger never does any auto-scoring or auto-evaluation for you. It's always your brain driving the process.

The download is in the CSV format. This file format is very common and well-supported: it can be opened by Excel, imported to a Google Drive spreadsheet, and imported into most other spreadsheet programs.

Data-hungry administrators
All of these new data reporting features and downloads are just the beginning. Please let us know what sorts of data and what kinds of analysis you're looking for. Help us understand how you plan on using this data and we will keep evolving and improving this aspect of the site. Thanks!