I was interested to see such a low score on the “provides assessment and evaluation” criteria. In our group we have discussed formative assessment apps as a possible topic as there a quite a few out there. With the advent of big data and ever broader analytics, I expect the technology for assessment is going to become increasingly sophisticated. Perhaps the gap is there because assessing writing skills is more difficult than, say, math. Or perhaps it merely lies in the fact that none of the apps we chose addressed that area. That said, technology might analyze the mechanics of writing (as I believe it does in essay grading services), but it would lack insight into the “intent” of the writing, which I think we have to look at as well. I am dubious about investing in that area, at least as it stands, since I don’t think the development is there yet. In the future, however, I can see it become a tool to help instructors assess students’ writing and adapt materials accordingly.