I am a PhD student in biology education at the University of South Florida, and I am working with Luanna Prevost. My research focus within biology education is investigating student learning of anatomy & physiology. Through the development of a formative assessment tool, instructors can obtain feedback about student understanding of the core concept structure and function. The formative assessment tool I am developing involves student writing via short answer essay responses, which are time consuming to grade. However, using text analysis to automate the grading will facilitate the process.