An automatic grading scheme for simple programming exercises

J. B. Hext, J. W. Winings

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A discussion is given of alterations that were made to a typical university operating system to record the results of programming exercises in three different languages, includeing assembly language. In this computer-controlled grading scheme provision is made for testing with programmer-supplied data and for final runs with system-supplied data. Exercises run under the scheme may be mixed with other programs, and no special recognition of exercises by the operators is necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-275
Number of pages4
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1969
Externally publishedYes


  • automatic grading program
  • programming exercises


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