The MATLAB Grader Test Generator: A Teacher’s Tool for Generating Autograding Tests of MATLAB Scripts

Robin Bye

Abstract

MATLAB Grader is a relatively new addition to the MATLAB software family that enables autograding and immediate student feedback of coding assignments. However, manually configuring the assessment tests in MATLAB Grader can be a tedious task for a teacher, especially for larger assignments where more than 100 variables, say, need to be checked. In this paper, I present the MATLAB Grader Test Generator, a tool consisting of both a graphical app and an all-in-one test script that can aid the teacher in this process. The test generator tool attempts to circumvent inherent limitations in MATLAB Grader whilst being free, open-source, and relatively easy to customize for a technically skilled teacher. The tool is available on the MATLAB File Exchange, where it was awarded the File Exchange Pick of the Week in April, 2019.

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Bye R. (2020). The MATLAB Grader Test Generator: A Teacher’s Tool for Generating Autograding Tests of MATLAB Scripts.In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-417-6, pages 406-413. DOI: 10.5220/0009517904060413


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu20,
author={Robin Bye},
title={The MATLAB Grader Test Generator: A Teacher’s Tool for Generating Autograding Tests of MATLAB Scripts},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2020},
pages={406-413},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009517904060413},
isbn={978-989-758-417-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - The MATLAB Grader Test Generator: A Teacher’s Tool for Generating Autograding Tests of MATLAB Scripts
SN - 978-989-758-417-6
AU - Bye R.
PY - 2020
SP - 406
EP - 413
DO - 10.5220/0009517904060413