2023 | AHA-ISW STUDY
VerifiedHuman™ 2023 | Authentication of Human Authorship In Student Writing (AHA-ISW) Study
We are conducting a groundbreaking research study to explore and authenticate human authorship in student writing. This study aims to detect AI in written assignments completed by students.
As educators, you play a crucial role in shaping the future of student writers, and this study will contribute to enhancing student skills, promoting the clear articulation of ideas, and protecting the value of original thinking.
This study is open to schools with students in grades 11 and 12 and college undergraduates. We are looking for schools like yours to collaborate with us and gather writing samples from students this fall.
Investigate unique writing patterns among different students.
Develop a better understanding of new technological and social factors influencing students' writing processes.
Establish methods to authenticate human authorship in written work.
BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION
Engage in a cutting-edge research study that will shape the future of writing analysis.
Provide valuable data that will contribute to advancing the field of authorship authentication.
Gain insights into current student research and writing processes.
Encourage critical thinking, creativity, and originality among your students.
Enhance your school's reputation as a hub for innovation and research.
As a way to thank you, we will offer the assessment service/framework we develop (2024) as a free license for one academic year.
The parameters of this study are undergoing refinement in concert with educational assessment partners and the institutional research boards of cooperating schools. The study is free to join, organized by VerifiedHuman™, and will take place in the fall of 2023 in schools in the US and abroad. We will request that instructors submit various student writing samples, including essays, short stories, poems, and research papers.
Privacy, Security, and Assessment
We are committed to:
Protecting student privacy/anonymity. We understand protecting students is your priority and to ensure that no harm will be posed to students whose papers are submitted. We would be happy to provide any information to your IRB as needed. We will not have direct contact with students. All samples will be submitted anonymously (numbered by participating institutions), and we will work only with authorized representatives for your school.
Data security. Data will be stored securely, and only authorized researchers will have access.
Integrity in assessment. Our goal is to assess content for evidence of authentic human authorship rather than for evidence of student learning. We will examine each sample using a proprietary rubric, including technological and independent human assessment tools we are developing to the highest qualitative and quantitative academic research standards. Each piece will be reviewed and rated by at least two independent assessors.
Participating schools will receive a summary report of the study findings, highlighting key insights and recommended next steps. The information will be published in the Spring of 2024.
How to Participate | UPDATED AUG 2023
We appreciate your consideration and support in advancing this exciting research. The study is now underway. Please join our EDU email list if you'd like to get updates.
But we will not let it pull us under.
Humans are resilient and possess an innate desire to lead fulfilling lives and connect with others. Honesty and the ability to express ourselves while embracing innovation are values most of us hold dearly. Embracing and advocating for these values is precisely what we are doing.
The tide may be pulling us all out.
A powerful tide is pulling society in a troubling direction. Unable to discern between AI and human content, we are heading toward a world in which everyone–by default–will assume whatever they're reading, seeing, and hearing was probably created by AI–unless proven otherwise. This is a massive problem.