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Questions tagged [auto-graders]

Questions related to the use of websites or applications for automated grading of student assignments. Such sites or programs are known as "auto-graders". Use this tag to ask about the use of "auto-graders" for various assignments or assessments.

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If a program does not compile, should it get a mark of zero?

Following a discussion on the Academia SE, I would like to seek views here among Computer Science Educators on whether a mark of zero should be awarded if a student submits a program that does not ...
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Using autograding (Github Classroom) - pitfalls and best practices?

I'm currently as a TA developing a series of programming assignments for a bachelor course on machine learning. Since we expect the number of students taking this course to grow in the future, we're ...
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Is there a Java library for testing command line applications?

JUnit seems to work well for unit tests, but I'm not interested in unit tests, I want to test and entire command line application as a black box. I have created a text-based adventure game project for ...
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Any auto grading site that supports all-testcases-in-one-file (and/or in github)?

I use repl.it, and one problem i note, is that each new test case has to be added by many gui-web clicks. it is both slow and annoying, and makes it harder to : 1) send to other teacher to review the ...
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Automatic grading of test-cases

Last year I taught a programming course, and used an automatic grading system for grading the students' homework (in addition to other evaluation measuares). It worked quite well; the bottleneck was ...
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How can I automate the grading of programming assignments?

As a TA, the usual workflow for grading programming assignments for an introductory course would be: Some instructors used email as a submission mechanism (yes, really.) So, search for submissions in ...
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Suggestions for encouraging good Coding Practices?

From an instructor perspective (Middle School or High School), Is there a method, or a set of guidelines, for grading early coders' projects that could enhance good coding practices as the students ...
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How can I discourage poor design while using automatic grading of submissions?

Automatic grading is great for saving time on marking programming tasks, so there's more time to focus on actual teaching, but I've noticed a few flaws. Since work is essentially marked based on ...
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What autograding software do folks use for Java code?

Grading currently either takes me a huge amount of time, or gets done in an extremely cursory way. It occurs to me that, if my students were able to submit code into some sort of autotester, they ...
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