TextEvaluator℠ is a fully-automated technology for obtaining
valid and reliable feedback about the complexity characteristics of reading passages
selected for use in instruction and assessment.* Teachers and other educators can
use TextEvaluator℠ to:
TextEvaluator℠ is designed to evaluate any professionally edited text that is formatted as continuous prose, including informational text, literary text, and text that incorporates a mixture of informational and literary elements. TextEvaluator is not designed to evaluate student essays or other texts with syntax, spelling and word choice errors, as these require additional modules.
- Determine an appropriate grade-level classification
for a text, and
- Determine which of eight possible sources of
comprehension difficulty are likely to be most challenging within any professionally-edited
Additional information about TextEvaluator℠ is available here.
Instructions on how to access TextEvaluator℠ are available
Information about accessing any of three different TextEvaluator℠ patents is available here.
Information about accessing alternative tools, including tools designed to score student-produced essays, is available here.