The Importance of a Blended Auto-Grading and Manual Grading Approach
We spend a six-figure sum each year on grading assignments. We will now convert many of our manually graded assignments into auto-graded coding assessments. We fully expect to be able to make cost savings in the tens of thousands of dollars by using Codio’s auto-grading functionality.
We anticipate that at least 80% of our auto-grade assessments can take advantage of Codio’s “Standard Autograding” feature, a feature that was originally suggested by WSU. The advantage of this feature is that it lets code tests be graded without needing to write a single line of testing code.
We have also developed an approach to student progress monitoring based upon the use of multiple choice and “fill in the blank” questions. Within the Guides tutorial content we embed a series of simple questions that allows faculty to monitor how thoroughly students are reading the subject matter. This ability to monitor student engagement is especially useful in the context of the flipped classroom where students are expected to prepare for a class.