Ever thought you’d miss NAPLAN?
COVID-19 has left a gap in our diagnostic testing, and it’s being noticed. Through COVID-19 we have lost sight of the impact learning disruption has had on students, especially when it comes to already declining writing skills.
Efficient diagnostic testing is more important now than ever before.
The Scribo Writing Skills Assessment is an online, AI-backed low-stakes writing skills diagnostic assessment giving schools high-value, instant information about their student’s writing skills. All reporting is instant with online dashboards. Export results to Excel in one click.
Best of all, Scribo saves time getting critical information into the hands of teachers that need it to do their job.
Make one choice and get students writing
The writing skills assessment delivers NAPLAN-style rubric results with equivalent band and scaled scores. Join up results from last year and keep moving.
Detailed data is also captured about spelling, grammar, punctuation, cohesive use, passive voice, sentence types and vocabulary range.
Fast & Accurate – Scribo AI grades student texts automatically, in seconds!
Automatic grading is powered by a self-learning neural network built on Google’s own natural language AI.
This lets us consistently deliver accurate results within seconds of a student submitting their response online.
(Ask us about offline text as an option.)
Curious about our AI?
Contact us for a whitepaper.
Affordable for every budget
Affordable for every school
Starting at $599 for a small primary school with less than 500 students, Scribo delivers value.
We sponsor schools in need
Budget and I.T readiness shouldn’t stand in the way of student literacy and growth. Contact us for options for disadvantaged schools or teacher graded tests.
Writing Assessment online delivery 
Text supplied in offline digital format – Total 
Multiple Test Option 
Human marking of text – per student 
* All prices are in AUD and are GST Exclusive.
* Ask us about School group, District, Dioceses level discounts.
* School size is calculated based on the total number of registered students in the school.
 Writing Assessment
A Single Writing Test for any year level in school. A writing test can be run across years 2- 6 in Primary, 7-10 in Secondary. One narrative and one persuasive writing prompt is provided. Schools make a choice when assigning a test to students.
 Off Line Texts
Schools can administer their own digital creation of student texts, no issue. Scribo accept texts created by Google Docs or Word as a zip file sent to us for loading. There is extra time needed to provide this service depending on the number of school preferring digital / offline testing. Contact us for more details.
 Multiple Test Option
Schools can purchase a multiple access license allowing writing tests to be run multiple times throughout the year. Additional writing prompts are provided. Schools can compare tests and monitor growth between test cycles across the rubric.
 Human Marking
School can choose to have expert markers grade student writing in place of Scribo’s AI grading capability. The cost of human grading is $5 per student paper. Lead times apply in the marking queue. All in person grading is compatible with online reporting.
Why a writing test?
Writing across K12 is the skill needing the most improvement. To improve writing, teachers need more time and better data to differentiate learning for students. Scribo gives teachers the TIME and DATA they need. Without help, teachers would be marking a school-wide test for weeks.
How do we onboard students?
Onboarding students is quick. An excel spreadsheet is loaded online, validated and you are set to go. Students can use Google and or Microsoft logins as well with a code. It depends on what you prefer.
How is the grading done?
Scribo uses teacher trained AI to do the grading. Expert NAPLAN markers graded many student texts. Scribo AI works out why and allocates the considered rubric grade to students for each rubric element, in seconds.
How accurate is the grading?
Like all online grading engines, the grade will never be as accurate as an expert teacher. Even with human graders there are variances. Our grading is >92% accurate and grades the same way, every time. The best part is that grading is completed in seconds.
Can Teachers change grades?
If your school has a Scribo license, yes you can adjust grades awarded. The writing grades are not used to compare against other schools or nationally, nor are they for parents. The auto grades are designed to give teachers an immediate read of skills across the cohort without more to do.
Do we even need a grade?
The whole idea of this skills test is to get teachers a view of where student skills need attention. The Grade and Band is a bit of a hangover from the past. We deliver grades and Bands so schools get a single measure and more data they can use to compare.
Privacy and Security
All texts belong to the school. No student names or data is used in the AI engine, simply anonymised text. No data is shared between schools and no data is used to produce any national averages or ranking comparisons. All data is for school use only.
Does AI get smarter the more it is used?
Yes. Scribo AI is Neural meaning it learns when given more and better information. We re-train and check continually from controlled data using human benchmarks to validate scores.
Can we build our own AI model?
Absolutley. All Scribo needs is a corpus of texts that have been graded by a teacher – on the same topic – with the same rubric and we build a SMART GRADER for you. Schools and Districts quickly get teachers training AI models for their use all from within Scribo. YOU GRADE TEXTS NOW ANYWAYS so grade with us and get your model going! Once a model is built, it can be used to auto grade texts in Scribo.