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[school-discuss] test generation and public commons data
I'm looking for texts that I can use legally to create publishable
quizzes for English literature and other ed. domains.
I'm aware of PG http://www.promo.net/pg/ (Good for the 'classics')
creative commons http://search.creativecommons.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (Great site!)
In the process I stumbled across
and thought that was really cool... unfortunately it doesn't seem to
allow a user to reference a secondary text files for populating nouns
I've recently discovered that I can run style and diction from my php
pages and it's fired my imagination on what else can be done with text
provided there was a library of contemporary and classic docs that can
be used by teachers everywhere.
My goal is to create thousands of multiple choice questions that can be
freely used by teachers every where. I'm working on a script that will
read in a list of target words, lift and CLOZE the words from texts and
generate questions using the original text as the source for the reading
comprehension. I'm not much of a programmer so would appreciate any help
or guidance on this idea.
Many thanks for tips, trick, advice.