Methods & Meta-science
Randomizing and automating assessment with the R exams package
I will give an overview of the open source "exams" package for R, which assists in the generation and assessment of electronic and written exams. I recently used this package for the first time to create a written exam for my L3 statistics course. We validated the performance of the automatic scanning of answers and found above 99% accuracy. Although it requires substantial time to set up, over the long run, the exams package makes creating and marking exams more efficient. More information about the package can be found at http://www.r-exams.org.