I am a high school teacher. I require my students to demonstrate that they have acquired elementary skills necessary, for example, to format a word processed document. I set a series of exercises where a student must discover how to use a series of formatting techniques to a large set of standard documents e.g. letters, essays, a newsletter.
My student body has substantially increased over the last three years. And it is increasingly difficult to manually inspect files produced to see whether the student is able to make sound changes to a documents' format.
Is there any way this checking task could be automated ? So that more time can be spent focusing on a student's weaknesses or poor formatting habits ?