The Effectiveness of Turnitin in Higher Education


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Plagiarism Prevention and Online Grading in US Higher Education

Turnitin analyzed more than 55 million student papers from 1,000 U.S. colleges and universities to understand the change in levels of unoriginal content in student papers and the impact of digital grading over time.

Key findings:

  • Colleges and universities using Turnitin reduced unoriginal writing by 39 percent over the course of the study.

  • Institutions in the study submitted almost 55 million documents electronically, laying the foundation for improvements to student teaching and learning.
  • Instructors are adopting online grading en masse because of the time saved, depth of feedback possible and increased student engagement.