A software company aims to deliver products
for automatic support for examination systems. Examination systems can be
applied for a wide range of domains including assessment of courses at the
primary school, university, or any kind of domain in which questioning and
assessments are required (examination for drivers' lessons, IQ-tests,
etc.). The tutor should have the opportunity to select different question
types including multiple choice questions, alternative choices, open-ended,
fill in the blanks, match the items and order items question types. The
tutor must be able to customize the selected question types and
edit/update/delete instantiated questions. There should be a mechanism to
define the order in which the questions need to be answered. In addition the
tutor may need to monitor the students while answering the questions.
Timing constraints can be imposed on the
duration of question, response time and individual elements in the question
content. The tutor must be able to provide answers to the related questions.
The answers will be dependent on the question types.
There must be means to set evaluation
criteria and grade the answers to the questions. Grading may depend on
various factors such as the studentís characteristics (age, class,
background knowledge etc.). Timing may be an important parameter for the
grading as well. The system may support the student in answering the
questions. This may be based on simple hints or very complex guidance in
which the solution domain is provided.