If this is true I don’t believe a computer would be able to measure my full capabilities and grade me fairly.To meet the outcomes of the Common Core State Standards, various consortia, private corporations, and testing agencies propose to use computerized assessments of student writing.The attraction is obvious: once programmed, machines might reduce the costs otherwise associated with the human labor of reading, interpreting, and evaluating the writing of our students.Effective writing assessments need to account for the nature of writing, the ways students develop writing ability, and the role of the teacher in fostering that development.Research on the assessment of student writing consistently shows that high-stakes writing tests alter the normal conditions of writing by denying students the opportunity to think, read, talk with others, address real audiences, develop ideas, and revise their emerging texts over time.Can a computer program accurately capture the depth, beauty, structure, relevance, creativity etc., of an essay?The National Council of Teachers of English says, unequivocally, “no” in its newest position statement.Integration of Sources 1 2 3 4 5 How well has the writer paraphrased and quoted so that the voice of the writer, not the sources, guides the text? Audience Adaptation 1 2 3 4 5 Is the text written for a college-level audience with appropriate vocabulary and length of explanations? Some potential problems occur when writers write seemingly for themselves without addressing an audience (and the text can be too personal or informal), or sometimes writers address only experts, making the text too dense and short. That is, if it is a lab report, does it adhere to the proper structure?Argument 1 2 3 4 5 If the writer presents an argument, is it a full one? If an argumentative essay, is it organized to present an argument?full name, year of book/article, general goals of research, context for research)? Has the writer respectfully treated the views of all sides?Do any definitions or histories need to be given before the body of the paper begins? Has the writer organized or structured the paper in the way that the discipline suggests?