[LON-CAPA-users] Making exams

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 1 Oct 2003 17:38:28 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Michael,

> > For in-class printed exams I need (at least) two options for numerical
> > problems.
> > 1) converted to a multiple choice question as it presently does (however I
> > would rather choose specific wrong answers, or my own wrong answer
> > algorithms, than 'arbitrarily' generated ones).
> I spent a lot of effort solving exactly those issues (formulaic wrong
> answers and sensible random ones) for our CAPA exams, and would be pleased
> to convert the algorithms to perl for Guy if he's interested.

I would appreciate that, would make a good starting point.

> > 2) kept as a simple numerical question but in a format suitable for the
> > printed exam (and of course still gradable as a numerical answer).  I realise
> > that I could probably just keep the problem as a regular problem, but there
> > are some printout issues that may need to be addressed, in that case.
> I'm not sure what you mean here-- no multiple choices, the student records
> his numerical answer somehow?  Either he writes on the exam paper
> (requiring a human to grade), or how else?

They have scantron sheets that allow scientific notation number entry
that gets scanned into a nice numerical representation.

guy@albertelli.com  LON-CAPA Developer  0-7-5-6-