New Technology Adds Another Powerful Capability to McGraw-Hill Digital Course Materials for College Students


NEW YORK, May 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Expanding its position as a market leader in learning science, McGraw-Hill announced today that it is developing a new artificially intelligent tool that guides students through the entire writing process, and gives higher education instructors a way to efficiently and effectively assign and grade writing. Embedded into McGraw-Hill Connect® digital learning materials for writing done in all course areas, the adaptive tool will help millions of students demonstrate critical and analytical thinking skills and develop writing skills for college-level work and competitive careers.

Literacy and writing are perhaps the most important skills students learn in school. Comprehension versus the lack of comprehension will make a difference for the rest of their lives. Students need to be prepared to write well in college and their careers. How can IntelliMetric help districts prepare students for real-world writing challenges? Read on to learn more.


Education relies upon testing as a benchmark, and testing requires grading. In the past, this meant countless hours of work for human graders, manually reading each project or student essay for scoring. Today, IntelliMetric has changed that.

Since 1997, IntelliMetric has been the leading Artificial Intelligence software on the market for scoring constructed response work from students. It’s one of the most exciting applications of Natural Language Understanding (NLU) and AI since the technology’s inception.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) platforms are slowly eroding the way society once perceived educational possibilities. As AI advances further than what was previously considered possible, its applications are broad and significant. Gone are the days when every written work demanded a chunk of an individual person’s time, attention, and critique; instead, AI can assess vast amounts of written content without exhibiting exhaustion, bias, or other inhibiting factors.

Abstract: Learn how IntelliMetric® analyzes and scores written open-ended essay assessments in seconds. 

IntelliMetric®: How it Works

IntelliMetric® is based on 30 years of research and development and has been used to score open-ended essay assessments since 1998. IntelliMetric® is the first commercially successful tool able to administer open-ended questions and provide immediate feedback to students.

In order to score essays, IntelliMetric® "learns" from a set of responses previously determined by experts. In this way, IntelliMetric® understands the combined judgments of human scorers.

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