Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1980

Department

Physics

Abstract

An easy-to-use set of programs for the computerized generation of multiple-choice and easy examinations in an introductory astronomy course is described. The programs allow the user to establish files of test questions and to rapidly assemble printed copies of examinations suitable for photocopying. Written in ALGOL for a Burroughs B6700 computer, the programs can, in principle, be implemented on large mainframe computers or on microcomputers of a size increasingly available to physics departments. The advantages and costs of computerized test generation are discussed.

Required Publisher's Statement

Original version is available from the publisher at: http://ajp.aapt.org/resource/1/ajpias/v48/i7/p518_s1?isAuthorized=no

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