The Sounds of Silence: Towards Automated Evaluation of Student Learning in a Reading Tutor that Listens

Jack Mostow and Gregory Aist
Proceedings of the Fourteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-97), July, 1997, pp. 355-361.


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Abstract
We propose a paradigm for ecologically valid, authentic, unobtrusive, automatic, data-rich, fast, robust, and sensitive evaluation of computer-assisted student performance. We instantiate this paradigm in the context of a Reading Tutor that listens to children read aloud, and helps them. We introduce inter-word latency as a simple prosodic measure of assisted reading performance. Finally, to validate the measure and analyze performance improvement, we report initial experimental results from the first extended in-school deployment of the Reading Tutor.

Notes
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Project LISTEN
Associated Project(s): Project LISTEN\'s Reading Tutor

Text Reference
Jack Mostow and Gregory Aist, "The Sounds of Silence: Towards Automated Evaluation of Student Learning in a Reading Tutor that Listens," Proceedings of the Fourteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-97), July, 1997, pp. 355-361.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Mostow_1997_3697,
   author = "Jack Mostow and Gregory Aist",
   title = "The Sounds of Silence: Towards Automated Evaluation of Student Learning in a Reading Tutor that Listens",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the Fourteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-97)",
   pages = "355-361",
   month = "July",
   year = "1997",
}