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Journal on Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC), Volume 5 Issue 3, September 2005

Preface to the special issue on automated assessment of programming assignments
Peter Brusilovsky, Colin Higgins
Article No.: 1
DOI: 10.1145/1163405.1163406

The boss online submission and assessment system
Mike Joy, Nathan Griffiths, Russell Boyatt
Article No.: 2
DOI: 10.1145/1163405.1163407
Computer programming lends itself to automated assessment. With appropriate software tools, program correctness can be measured, along with an indication of quality according to a set of metrics. Furthermore, the regularity of program code allows...

Generation of problems, answers, grade, and feedback---case study of a fully automated tutor
Amruth N. Kumar
Article No.: 3
DOI: 10.1145/1163405.1163408
Researchers and educators have been developing tutors to help students learn by solving problems. The tutors vary in their ability to generate problems, generate answers, grade student answers, and provide feedback. At one end of the spectrum are...

Automatic test-based assessment of programming: A review
Christopher Douce, David Livingstone, James Orwell
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/1163405.1163409
Systems that automatically assess student programming assignments have been designed and used for over forty years. Systems that objectively test and mark student programming work were developed simultaneously with programming assessment in the...

Automated assessment and experiences of teaching programming
Colin A. Higgins, Geoffrey Gray, Pavlos Symeonidis, Athanasios Tsintsifas
Article No.: 5
DOI: 10.1145/1163405.1163410
This article reports on the design, implementation, and usage of the CourseMarker (formerly known as CourseMaster) courseware Computer Based Assessment (CBA) system at the University of Nottingham. Students use CourseMarker to solve (programming)...

Individualized exercises for self-assessment of programming knowledge: An evaluation of QuizPACK
Peter Brusilovsky, Sergey Sosnovsky
Article No.: 6
DOI: 10.1145/1163405.1163411
Individualized exercises are a promising feature in promoting modern e-learning. The focus of this article is on the QuizPACK system, which is able to generate parameterized exercises for the C language and automatically evaluate the correctness of...

Experiences on automatically assessed algorithm simulation exercises with different resubmission policies
Lauri Malmi, Ville Karavirta, Ari Korhonen, Jussi Nikander
Article No.: 7
DOI: 10.1145/1163405.1163412
In this paper, we present our experiences in using two automatic assessment tools, TRAKLA and TRAKLA2, in a second course of programming. In this course, 500--700 students have been enrolled annually during the period 1993--2004. The tools are...