ACATS 4.1 User's Guide
6.4 Manual Grading Request Files
The ACATS Grading Tool takes a file containing a
list of tests that may require manual grading.
The file is just a list of ACATS test names (7 characters
each), one per line. Ada comments (anywhere on a line) and blank lines
are also allowed.
If the Grading Tool encounters a failure for one
of the tests in the manual grading file for that grading run, it will
report that the test needs manual grading rather than that it failed.
The manual grading list has no effect on tests that are graded as Passed
or Not Applicable.
An ACATS user can add tests to this file as needed.
Some of the reasons that one might want to do this are discussed in 6.1.1
The ACAA would
like to know which tests require manual grading for your implementation.
Please send manual grading files annotated with comments as to why they
require manual grading to the ACAA Technical Agent, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ACAA will use this information to determine which, if any tests,
require repair to better provide error range information (potentially
including alternative error locations.)
For formal testing, the ACAL should be aware of all
tests included in any manual grading file used.