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Turnitin, College Board Expand Partnership with New Integrations

Turnitin has extended a partnership with College Board in a move that will connect its writing tools with programs such as SpringBoard to promote effective student writing practice.

"This announcement marks the culmination of three years of collaborative research between Turnitin and the College Board that demonstrates the value of Turnitin's Revision Assistant technology in evaluating and improving student writing," according to a news release. "Turnitin Revision Assistant extends the reach of teachers by providing immediate, actionable feedback to students as they write. Our work together shows that Revision Assistant provides appropriate and helpful feedback on student writing across prompt types and writing styles, including the argumentative, explanatory, expository and narrative genres."

SpringBoard and AP are the first programs featuring integration with Revision Assistant, with the former featuring a version of the tool designed to offer feedback on end-of-unit embedded assessments. A half-dozen prompts from AP World History and AP English Language and Composition are also available within the full version of Revision Assistant. Additional integrations are planned for the near future, such as in SAT practice on Khan Academy.

"Turnitin's partnership with the College Board demonstrates the importance of formative writing tools in helping students to improve their writing and to think more critically," said Chris Caren, CEO of Turnitin, in a prepared statement. "The broad collaboration with the College Board furthers Turnitin's mission to support 100 million learners with our formative writing solutions."

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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