Excel Automated Grader is an automated grader/marker for use by instructors in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office application courses. Excel Grader performs static analysis on Microsoft Excel workbooks. The program compares a student workbook with the instructors correct version of the workbook. The student workbook is marked and a grade report is embedded. Excel Grader includes reports and a tool for plagiarism detection.
Excel Grader grades the following worksheet attributes: text labels, numbers , formulas, fonts (face, size, style: bold/italics/underline, color), cell alignment (left/right/center), cell fill color, indent level, cell orientation (tilt), number formats (currency, percent, accounting, scientific, etc.), borders (color, thickness, style: solid, broken, etc.), row height, column width, merged ranges, worksheet names, chart type, subtype, chart location, and chart source data
The grader has been used Microsoft Office applications classes for over three years. Thousands of assignments have been graded. According to a survey of instructors using the programs, the graders were extremely accurate and saved hours of grading time. Students that were surveyed felt the grading was fair and accurate.