Instantly assess students’ writing levels and progress

Assessing student writing can be a very time consuming and tedious process. Reading through and evaluating dozens of multi-page documents and providing meaningful feedback during your “free” time is no one’s idea of fun. 

But we’ve come up with a solution that can help - WriQ. 

WriQ is an extension for Google Docs that automatically grades papers digitally. It’s faster, more accurate and consistent than traditional manual and subjective grading - giving students, parents and teachers clear visibility of writing progress over time against peers and standardised norms.

The standard measure for every student’s writing

You’ll no doubt be familiar with the Lexile framework that helps teachers and parents match reading materials to a child’s unique level. It’s also a powerful tool to measure and track each student’s progress over time as an increasingly fluent, mature reader. So far there’s never been a similar metric for writing assessment. 

We’ve created WriQ to provide a standard measurement for writing. We’ve done this to help teachers, administrators and parents monitor and manage the progress of each student’s writing.

Just as importantly, we’ve designed WriQ to help teachers provide more meaningful, personalised feedback, with greater clarity to improve student confidence. 

How it works

WriQ uses a powerful computer algorithm that instantly assesses each student’s writing in Google Docs, replacing the time-consuming task for teachers of assessing written passages manually. To build WriQ we’ve collected an enormous data set that has allowed us to create standardised norms for assessing writing, which we combine to create the WriQ Score.

Through these norms, WriQ will help teachers evaluate their students' written communication skills and provide meaningful feedback to improve their students' writing over time - just as Lexile levels do with reading.

This WriQ Score is directly embedded into the student’s work, giving instant feedback to help students improve their writing.

Building a complete picture

WriQ calculates each student’s attainment level as a writer on the basis of these qualitative factors:

  Writing Speed in Words per Minute

  Correct Writing Speed in WCPM

  Sentence Length

  Text Maturity

  Spelling Accuracy

  Punctuation Correctness

  Grammar Correctness

  Correct Word Sequences

Once that scoring is complete, teachers can assess their students’ writing from a qualitative standpoint through the use of Texthelp-built rubrics. These rubrics are based on the student’s grade and the genre of writing, measuring everything from plot, narrative techniques, language and more.  

Through these metrics, WriQ can give teachers, administrators and parents a more meaningful picture of each student’s overall maturity and sophistication as a writer. 


Try WriQ today

And experience the benefit of standardised norms for assessing writing!

Benefits Features
  • Accelerates writing proficiency without additional workload pressure
  • Provides consistency, offering a standardised benchmark for fair grading 
  • Delivers smart, comparable insights on writing level within your school, district, state or at a national level to help identify areas that could require additional support *
  • Offers a student and classroom summary and tracks progress over time *  
  • Customise rubrics to suit your school or district for targeted analysis **
*Premium feature
**Available soon in a future release
  • Score a Doc
  • Access Texthelp Rubrics
  • Leave Feedback
  • Rescore Docs
  • Basic Dashboard - Teacher (see history of scored docs)
  • Even more coming soon!

Understanding the Use of the WriQ Score

Writing is a complex cognitive ability that is foundational to the development of communication and thinking skills. Writing instruction helps students learn to write for different audiences and purposes. Research has demonstrated that frequent writing and assessment is the best way to help students learn to write well. Read this independent research brief from Prof. Dave Edyburn - University of Central Florida to understand what makes WriQ uniquely powerful and the value and use of the WriQ score.