The AutoTest toolkit allows a teacher to generate and evaluate classroom tests.
The toolkit is in alpha stage (current version 0.7.2),
and it is released under the terms of the GNU General Public
See the recent changes in the ChangeLog file.
To install the toolkit, download the source code (a 188KB gzipped tar archive), unpack the archive file, and follow the instructions in the README file.
Read the NEWS file for several important changes in the last version!
A few words on using the toolkit:
master <filename>.atqThe PostScript file is named <filename>.ps.
Starting from version 0.5, you might also feed the ATQ file as standard input of the checkatq program. Currently checkatq performs the same sanity checks as the gentest program (see below), but more checks will be included in future releases.
gentest <filename>[.atq] <number>to generate the PostScript files for <number> students. The command also creates an ATD file (AutoTest Digest) named <filename>.atd containing the solutions for all tests. Do not remove or expose this file!
scanform <basename>The command creates a bitmap image file for each scanned form. All image files are named <basename>-<seq numb>.pbm. The command assumes that the scanner has an Automatic Document Feader. scanform is a shell script, and you can customize it for your scanner model.
score <filename>[.atd] <basename>*.pnmto evaluate the tests. The ATD file must be the same file generated in step 3 above. Results are placed in an ATR file (AutoTest Result) named <filename>.atr.
Good luck (you'll need it)!