This paper recently published in Canadian Journal of School Psychology shows that reading fluency intervention in French improved English reading skills for Grade 3 students in a French immersion program. The full paper can be viewed here: Archambault et al author version
Archambault, C., Mercer, S. H., Cheng, M. P., & Saqui, S. (in press). Lire en Français: Cross-linguistic effects of reading fluency interventions in French immersion programs. Canadian Journal of School Psychology. doi:10.1177/0829573518757790
This paper recently published in Learning Disability Quarterly shows that computer scoring of writing samples performs as well as hand scoring for students in grades 2-5. The full paper can be viewed here: Mercer et al LDQ automated text evaluation.
Mercer, S. H., Keller-Margulis, M. A., Faith, E. L., Reid, E. K., & Ochs, S. (in press). The potential for automated text evaluation to improve the technical adequacy of written expression curriculum-based measurement. Learning Disability Quarterly.
Here is a link to the git for a program that counts spelling and grammar mistakes in writing samples (a directory of plain text files). The spelling and grammar checkers are similar to the open source ones used in programs like OpenOffice.
We are using the program in some ongoing research projects.