Performance analysis of GAME: A generic automated marking environment

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Title Performance analysis of GAME: A generic automated marking environment
Author Blumenstein, Michael Myer; Green, Steven; Fogelman, Shoshana; Nguyen, Anne T.; Muthukkumarasamy, Vallipuram
Journal Name Computers and Education
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract This paper describes the Generic Automated Marking Environment (GAME) and provides a detailed analysis of its performance in assessing student programming projects and exercises. GAME has been designed to automatically assess programming assignments written in a variety of languages based on the “structure” of the source code and the correctness of the program’s output. Currently, the system is able to mark programs written in Java, C++ and the C language. To use the system, instructors are required to provide a simple “marking schema” for each given assessment item, which includes pertinent information such as the location of files and the model solution. In this research, GAME has been tested on a number of student programming exercises and assignments and its performance has been compared against that of a human marker. An in-depth statistical analysis of the comparison is presented, providing encouraging results and directions for employing GAME as a tool for teaching and learning.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2006.11.006
Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 50
Issue Number 4
Page from 1203
Page to 1216
ISSN 0360-1315
Date Accessioned 2009-03-26
Date Available 2012-02-10T01:28:36Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Programming Languages; Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/23533
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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