Turnitin Feedback Studio Higher Education Efficacy Study 2018
Instructors are using Turnitin Feedback Studio to help students immediately and significantly reduce similarity in their writing. These results show the decline in similarity scores for students who had high similarity scores (50-100%) on their first paper. Select up to 3 regions below to compare country-level results.
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This study examines student groups’ average similarity scores in Turnitin Feedback Studio (TFS) within higher education institutions. The analysis tracked the similarity scores of 166 thousand students whose first paper received a similarity score of 51% or higher across their first five submissions. Student data was anonymized and aggregated to protect their privacy. The study assumes that similarity scores of 51% or higher typically warrant an investigation for probable plagiarism. These data clearly show that instructors used TFS to help students immediately and significantly reduce similarity in their writing: the average similarity percentage of all students dropped by 40 points by their second submission. Unoriginal content continued to stay low or decline through to the fifth paper. Read the study to learn more about how these long-lasting effects appeared across the globe.