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How'd they do it? A conversation with research teams using NLP to score the Nation's Report Card.

The winter SSPS seminar brings together the winners of the 2023 NAEP scoring challenge. This challenge focused on automated scoring of open-ended responses to mathematics questions on the Nation's Report Card. Representatives from the winning teams from Vanderbilt University (PI: Dr. Scott Crossley; Joon Suh Choi; Langdon Holmes; and Wesley Morris), the University of Massachusetts Amherst (PI: Dr. Andrew Lan; Wanyong Feng; Jaewook Lee; William McNichols; Alex Scarlatos; and Mengxue Zhang) and the University of Oregon (PI: Dr. Cengiz Zopluoglu) will discuss their approaches to prediction. Details on the challenge and the approaches to prediction can be found here.