Lazy High School Teachers Using ChatGPT for Grading

Class Clowns It’s no secret that students often use ChatGPT to complete assignments and write essays. But now, in a bizarre inversion, their teachers are also getting a leg up from AI to grade their work. As Axios reports, a new software called Writable is allowing teachers to use AI to evaluate papers, which the company says saves “teachers time on daily instruction and feedback.” It’s a bizarre new chapter in our ongoing attempts to introduce AI tech to almost every aspect of life. With both students and teachers relying on deeply flawed technology, it certainly doesn’t bode well for the future of education. GPTeacher’s Pet Last summer, Writable was bought by HMH, a company that produces teaching materials for around 90 percent of K-12 schools in the country, per the report. “We have a lot of teachers who are using the program and are very excited about it,” CEO Jack Lynch told Axios. The tool works by having teachers upload student essays, which are then run through ChatGPT, which can offer comments and observations. This feedback is then supposed to be vetted by teachers — but whether this critical last step actually takes place is anybody’s guess. However, Lynch argues that the company is employing a “human in the loop” approach. “In this case, it’s a teacher that’s in the loop before any of the content or feedback goes back to the student,” he told Axios. Grade A It’s an especially interesting development, given how software has struggled to reliably tell if…Lazy High School Teachers Using ChatGPT for Grading

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