[LON-CAPA-users] Making exams

Ray Batchelor lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 01 Oct 2003 14:56:20 -0700

Hi Michael,
At 05:24 PM 10/1/2003 -0400, you wrote:

>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.

Sounds cool.

>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?

We use a custom bubble sheet onto which the students can bubble scientific 
notation answers. Thus the scantron output includes things like "-3.64E-12".
So, as long as we can get these strings back into LON-CAPA we should be 
able to grade them as a normal numerical response.