Toward Instant Gradeification

Daniel Zimmerman, Joseph Roland Kiniry, Fintan Fairmichael

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    Providing useful feedback to students about both the functional correctness and the internal structure of their submissions is the most labor-intensive part of teaching programming courses. The former can be automated through test scripts and other similar mechanisms; however, the latter typically requires a detailed inspection of the submitted code. This paper introduces AutoGradeMe, a tool that automates much (but not all) of the work required to grade the internal structure of a student submission in the Java programming language. It integrates with the Eclipse IDE and multiple third-party plug-ins to provide instructors with an easy-to-use grading environment. More importantly, unlike other automatic grading tools currently in use, it gives students continuous feedback about their programs during the development process.

    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2012
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event24th IEEE-CS Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training - Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
    Duration: 22 May 201124 May 2011


    Conference24th IEEE-CS Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityWaikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii
    Internet address


    • Automated grading
    • Programming education
    • Code structure analysis
    • Continuous feedback
    • Eclipse IDE integration


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