Applying Test-Driven Development for Improved Feedback and Automation of Grading in Academic Courses on Software Development

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Abstrakti

Grading student assignments and projects in software development courses is a time-consuming task. The lecturer has to download individually each assignment, compile it and manually check that the implementation satisfies the requirements. In addition, the students would like to get early feedback on their solutions, not only as guidelines on whether their solution meets the expectations of the lecturers, but also a way to estimate the current number of points their solution deserves. In this work, we propose the use of the test-driven development process as an approach to both guide the students during the implementation of their projects and as a way to speed up and make the grading process more scalable. Furthermore, we show how we take advantage of community-based software development tools such as GitHub to support our approach. We evaluate the proposed approach by applying it to an academic course for developing web applications. The results show that the approach reduces the grading effort by 60{%} and that the early feedback it provides was appreciated by students.
AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoFrontiers in Software Engineering Education - 1st International Workshop, FISEE 2019, Invited Papers
ToimittajatJean-Michel Bruel, Alfredo Capozucca, Manuel Mazzara, Alexandr Naumchev, Andrey Sadovykh, Bertrand Meyer
KustantajaSpringer
Sivut310–323
ISBN (elektroninen)978-3-030-57663-9
ISBN (painettu)978-3-030-57662-2
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2020
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaInternational Workshop on Frontiers in Software Engineering Education - First International Workshop on Frontiers in Software Engineering Education, FISEE 2019
Kesto: 11 marrask. 201913 marrask. 2019

Julkaisusarja

NimiLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Vuosikerta12271 LNCS
ISSN (painettu)0302-9743
ISSN (elektroninen)1611-3349

Konferenssi

KonferenssiInternational Workshop on Frontiers in Software Engineering Education
Ajanjakso11/11/1913/11/19

Keywords

  • Software Development
  • Test-Driven Development
  • self-evaluation

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