IntelliMetric® – Automated Essay Scoring

IntelliMetric® is the “gold standard” in automated essay scoring. Used for both low- and high-stakes assessment environments, perhaps the most important application of IntelliMetric® has been in the area of writing instruction. The use of IntelliMetric® provides students with two critical components: the ability to conduct numerous attempts at writing assignments with detailed feedback and to obtain that feedback instantly.

With virtually instantaneous electronic scoring, IntelliMetric® dramatically reduces the cost and time required to evaluate student and professional writing. Moreover, IntelliMetric® improves the instructional process by offering more frequent and immediate feedback to writers.

By allowing students to make multiple essay submissions and by providing almost instantaneous, detailed feedback, IntelliMetric® encourages improvements in students’ writing ability. IntelliMetric® provides the following:

  • Accuracy, consistency, and reliability greater than human expert scoring
  • Web-based tools that are accessible anytime, anywhere
  • Scoring of both short-answer and extended-response questions
  • Holistic and analytic scoring and feedback
  • Scoring capability in more than 20 different languages
  • Detection of non-legitimate essays, such as those that:
    • are off topic;
    • are off task;
    • lack proper development;
    • are written in a language other than what was expected;
    • contain bad syntax;
    • copy the question;
    • are inappropriate;
    • contain messages of harm.
  • Immediate feedback that eliminates scoring delays and promotes greater use of data to target instruction


McCann Associates can also provide IntelliMetric® scoring using an Application Programming Interface (API), a situation that is ideal for clients who want to incorporate the power of IntelliMetric® within their existing applications or systems. The integration of IntelliMetric® scoring via an API solution is seamless and provides instantaneous scoring of constructed-response and open-ended essay questions that are submitted to the client’s application and routed to the IntelliMetric® scoring engine.

If you are interested in a different machine scoring option for your essays, learning management system or test prompts, please read how Intellimetric compares with our other writing scoring tool called Approximator.  The Approximator engine is used to score writing inside our CorrectEnglish software that is designed to help students practice and improve their writing.