The purpose of the study is to understand the effects of specifications grading in an upper-level CS course. We will be collecting information about student satisfaction with the course. This study will require about 5 minutes of your time and is voluntary. There are no anticipated risks to you, since we will not be collecting personal information which can be linked to you. We will not know if you take the survey, and your grade will not be affected if you choose to (or not to) take the survey. While there are no direct benefits to you for participating in this research study, the study may help us understand whether an implementation of specifications grading may be useful in other upper-level courses. You have the right to withdraw from the study before submission is complete, simply by exiting out of your browser window. If you have questions about the study, contact: Courtney Carpenter ( or Mark Sherriff (

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